Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WMS Christmas Card Challenge for January - The Night Time Sky

I know - we have barely put away the Christmas decorations and here I am with a Christmas card!  Well - I'm starting my cards for 2012 already so I'll be all done by the time December rolls around -  sound like a good idea?    Then how about joining along?!!

On the 10th of each month, Lynn posts a new challenge for us in the Waltzingmouse Forum. You can check out all the deets here.

So, for January the challenge is to look skyward - to the day or night time sky.  I chose the night time sky and here's the card I created:

I stamped Santa and his sleigh on a white panel, masked a circle and sponged the panel using 3 shades of blue starting with the lightest, ending with the darkest. I removed the mask - and voila! - a beautiful white moon in the night time sky - silhouetting Santa and his reindeer as they fly by!

I die cut the Country Landscape and cut it to fit the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment on the card and then embossed it with my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I made 7 of these cards - a great start to my stash of cards for Christmas 2012!

So - are you ready to start your cards??  Come join us in the WMS Forum!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Paper: white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood, Summer Sky, Chipped Sapphire.
Accessories:  Eclipse tape, 1 1/4" circle punch - SU, Country Landscape Die - Memory Box, Swiss Dots Embossing folder - Provo Craft.

13 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOOOOVE the moon/sleigh combo! Gorgeous card!!

LeAnne said...

Love it....got that die in December and didn't use it ONCE!!! I just love the whole scene you've created!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is WONDERFUL! Love the colors and shading + So many beautiful details!
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Melody said...

Great idea! And I just love your sponged background and moon.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love the scene you've created!

Sue from Oregon said...

A real beauty Julia!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Julia!!!! The night time sky with Santa flying over the moon looks awesome and I love the die...sooo pretty!!!! You can put my name on this one!!!!

Crystal said...

This is FANTASTIC Julia!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Mara... said...

Fabulous masking!! I love that big full moon and the beautiful blue night sky!

dpkennedy said...

Love this Julia! Great card!

Linda said...

Great card! Your night sky is beautiful!

Deborah Frings said...

STUNNING!!! I love the moonlit sky and Santa flying over the houses - just fab!

Anne said...

Ooh this is totally scrummy!
Anne
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