Saturday, 5 July 2014

Night Sky Silhouette


Hi, such exciting news!
I was asked by Loll from Stamping with Loll  to be a guest designer for Addicted to CAS.
I was thrilled. I've been a fan of this challenge almost since I started blogging as I love CAS cards.
The DT is full of really inspiring and talented card makers.

The code word this fortnight is SKY.
I sponged the night sky with a few distress inks and stencilled on some stars with embossing paste.
The 2 die cuts are from Memory Box. I modified both of them by trimming away some of the little trees and pruned a few branches from the twiggy tree.

There are a couple of other challenges I'd like to enter too.
At Virginia's View the challenge is to use die cuts.


At The Mixed Media Card Challenge, they are celebrating their very first challenge with a nature theme.
I hope I've got the rules right, you need to use inks, a stamp and 2 other techniques or items to add texture or dimension.
I've used a stamp for the sentiment, distress ink for the sky, and my other 2 techniques  are stencilling with paste for the stars and diecuts for the landscape and tree.



Materials used:
Memory Box modern landscape border and twiggy tree dies; Simon Says Stamp falling stars stencil; clear embossing paste coloured with silver mica powder; Hero Arts sentiment stamp; versafine ink and clear embossing powder; clear wink of stella pen on the yellow window.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Cathy x

32 comments:

  1. Your card looks amazing Cathy - I love it! Congrats on being a guest designer - very well deserved - hugs xx

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  2. Hi Cathy - it's good to have you join us as GD this month at ATCAS! Welcome!
    I love your take on the Code Word - the night-time sky scene is fabulous.
    Sylvia x

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  3. Grea to have you with us this month Cathy and this is a stunner of a card. Really dramatic and the use of the die cut is inspired x

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  4. Congrats on your GDT with ACAS. Beautiful scenery and fav lil detail is the yellow door & window. Oh so lovely

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  5. Gorgeous card Cathy, love the lit door and window - so glad to have you with us this month.

    Karen x

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  6. Oh my what a beautiful Night sky Cathy, the silhouette adds just the perfect touch :) so glad to have u Guest design for us at ATCAS and thank you for sharing with MMCC !

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  7. Congrats on your DT spot. Gorgeous card - would make a lovely Christmas card.

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  8. Welcome as the GD! Beautiful night time sky!

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  9. Beautiful night sky Cathy. The embossed stars sparkle! Thanks so much for being our guest designer at ATCAS this month --- we're so happy to have you on the team! And this is perfect for the MMCC challenge - thanks for playing along with us there too! Loll xx

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  10. Very pretty night sky here, and congrats on your GDT spot with ATCAS! I love all the tiny white stars in the night sky - very pretty!

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  11. Stunning scene Cathy!! gorgeous card huggles Sue xx

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  12. Congratulations on being GD at ATCAS, Cathy ... what a stunning card! Love the warm welcoming light shining from the little house, against that amazing sponged night sky ... delicious! Anita :)

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  13. fabulous card cathy - and thats brilliant news too - well done you xx

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  14. ADORE this night scene!! Beauitufl use of the dies and inks! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

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  15. Congratulations Cathy. Love this card. Those die cuts look great.
    Hugs
    xx

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  16. Arrived here from Loll's Addicted to CAS blog...congratulations on being Guest Designer. Love your card!

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    1. Thanks Pat, I tried to reply on your blog but I can't seem to find it. google + is a challenge for me, Cathy x

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  17. Wonderful card - love that the lights are on at home :)

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  18. such a pretty scene card!! glad you joined us at The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog!!!

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  19. So glad to have you joining us as Guest Designer at ATCAS! Your sky looks beautiful. I love the black with it on the white card base. So striking!

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  20. Oh, my goodness - this card is amazingly done!! Love the cute little house with the lights on and that gorgeous night sky lit up with stars!! So impressive!

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  21. I think this would be a great Christmas card. The sky is stunning.

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  22. This is beautiful, Cathy! LOVE your sky and those sihouettes are perfect! It is so great to have you as our Guest Designer at ATCAS xx

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  23. Beautiful card, cathy. I love silhouettes and this one shows off the night sky just perfectly. And huge congrats on being asked to be a guest designer, what an honour! x

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  24. What a great sky! I love the extra shadow of the tree. Thanks for hooking up at The Mixed Media Card Challenge this month.

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  25. hi Cathy, so sorry for the lateness of my comment but I did intact comment over a week ago using my iPad and passed by this evening to check up on it as it doesn't like commenting and lo and behold my comments has not appeared so please forgive me. I love this fabulous nightime sky am a big fan of silhouettes and this is just amazing. So happy to have you join us at ATCAS.

    Marie

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  26. Cathy, so glad to have you along as our guest designer this month and what an awesome way to kick off your time with us. I love the sky, it is totally gorgeous. jaydee

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  27. Beautiful scene you created!

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