Sunday, January 03, 2021

CAS Christmas January Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy New Year!  It's great to be back after taking two weeks off.  I'm starting off the new year with my first Christmas card for the CAS Christmas January Challenge. :)

This month Julia is our host and she wants us to use Silhouettes on our Christmas card.
A silhouette can be light or dark as long as it is solid.

The background was made during a Zoom session with some crafty friends late last year.  We made night skies.  I used two or three colours of brushos spritzed with water on mixed media paper.  I let the ink flow which created some lovely streaks in the background that remind me of the Aurora Borialis --- so pretty!  I simply added a die-cut of winter trees over top, stamped a sentiment, and splattered falling snow.

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We are so happy to have Pat (Colourful Card Creations) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Pat!

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing silhouette cards from Pat and the CAS Christmas's Designers.  Then come play along!  It's never too early to get a start on Christmas cards.  I make them throughout the year so that when it comes time to send them out, I'm not rushed to make a bunch of cards ... they are already done! :)


Also sending this card to the CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Splatters!

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Stamps:  
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos; Salty Ocean Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   In the Winter die (Penny Black); white acrylic paint for splattering

Challenges:
CAS Christmas January Challenge - Silhouettes


30 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Loll, your night sky background is spectacular and dramatic with the white tree silhouettes overlaid! I love a colorful card!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and the vivid blue and green tones really work as the night sky with the contrasting white die cut trees and snow slopes, also the green absolutely does have the look of the aurora. You have finished it perfectly with a lovely sentiment and the splatters of white for the snow too. Thank you so much for asking me to be the GD this time which I have thoroughly enjoyed. x

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful bright night sky you created loll, for your crisp white trees standing tall in the light snow - and a lovely sentiment message for us all! xx

Susan said...

What a wonderful vibrant sky, Loll - perfect to allow the silhouette of trees to really stand out. Love the symmetry of the three word sentiment to go with the three trees.

Vicky Hayes said...

Lovely to have you back Loll - happy new year!
Your card is stunning with that intense background and your icy looking trees. I agree, it's so much more relaxing to make Christmas cards throughout the year. Vicky x

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I think it really makes the trees pop and I love that you chose blue for your sentiment! Another beautiful Christmas card! xx

Marcia Hill said...

GORGEOUS card Loll!! Your background is stunning and really does look like the northern lights! (Not that I've ever seen them, but that's how I imagine they would look!!) Your simple line of white silhouetted trees is the perfect addition to this lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. 😊

Nstiz said...

I love this style of card but what struck me about this one is the rich, intense colors of your sky. The splatter is perfect. I've tried for two days to get it but somehow my consistency is off. This one looks fabulous!

Bonnie said...

Your background is so beautiful, Lolly! It does look like the Northern Lights and so perfect to show off these winter trees! Great splatters to make a snowy sky!

Colleen said...

Your background does remind me of the Aurora Borialis...no one does background like you Loll! this is so very striking!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful night sky Loll, so vibrant and perfect for your white silhouette trees and snowy hills :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous, eye-catching silhouette card, Loll! The night sky is stunning! Love the way blues and the greens are mixed, which does look like the Aurora Borialis. The white die-cut trees and the falling snow are so pretty with the fabulous sky.
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Love your night sky Loll, those trees really stand out.
I think I'll take a leaf out of your book this year and try to make at least some of my Christmas cards each month xx

Viv said...

The Aurora is on my list of things I 'have to see before I pop off' Lolly!!
Gorgeous night sky and a super card! xx

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year, Loll! It made me smile to read that your first challenge after Christmas is to make a Christmas card. Good for you and the challenge. :) Your card is gorgeous. That background is just stunning and does look like Aurora Borialis . You are now one card closer to what you will need for next Christmas! Excellent! :)

HilaryJane said...

That background is just amazing and I love the different coloured splatters and the contrast created with those white trees. A wonderful card xx

Sue - said...

Love your night sky Loll. The northern lights are something on my list of things to see once we can travel again!

Maria said...

A very lovely card with the beautiful sky! Pretty white trees are perfect against the background! A wonderful card, love it!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous colours in your night sky Loll, it does look like the aurora borealis! The white tree silhouettes look wonderful against it and the splattered snow the perfect final touch, beautiful card, Cathy x

Brenda said...

What a fun first Christmas card challenge for this month! I am so loving your background Loll, it does indeed remind me of the Aurora Borealis, although I've never seen it in person. Your trees are a perfect silhouette for this night time sky, love the sentiment too. I definitely need to make cards as I used everyone I had from last year and even had to make a few more. So I need to definitely get on board for this year! Hugs, Brenda

Tristan said...

Love that sky background Loll. Perfect foil for those whote trees. Thanks for joining us this month at CCC. Tristan DT.

Darnell said...

Those white silhouette trees really highlight that gorgeous night snowy sky, Lolly! The colors are amazing!! Hugs, Dolly

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card! The vibrant background is gorgeous. Makes those white die-cut trees really pop against it.

nancy littrell said...

Love your gorgeous bright night sky with splattered snow flakes, Lolly. Simply beautiful die cut trees and snow bank with stamped sentiment. I will be playing soon. I love your challenge for staying inspired all year round to add to my Christmas stash:-) Thank you for adding to the CAS Mix Up Splatters Challenge too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Mac Mable said...

What a glorious night sky and the white die cut trees look so effective against it. A beautiful card Loll x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this...so peaceful looking. We all need a little bit of that peaceful feeling right now in all this chaos.
xx Karen

Linda said...

Loll, your night sky background is just so gorgeous. Love it and your silhouette of trees. So beautiful. Hope you are having a great week.

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohhhh Loll, I love the gorgeous sky - so vibrant and colourful, just like the auroras. The trees are fabulous as they don't hide the sky at all
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

TK said...

Simply gorgeous! It really does look like the aurora borealis -- very unique and a grand way to use such a beautiful piece and the equally beautiful die

BożenA said...

I love this PB die cutter. This white tuft of trees looks perfect against your amazing backdrop. I love it when you used a few colors and adding green is perfect
xx