Saturday, 21 March 2015

52CCT - Theme .....

.....  Good morning everyone!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Gill has a super theme for us this week.  She has picked SILENT NIGHT.  My first thought was the carol and I was going to have a musical theme on my card, but I kept coming back to the quiet hush that falls over a place when there's been a heavy snowfall - and we had a few of those this year!!  Here's my take on the theme:

Rejoice - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque - Discontinued; Uniko Studio - Peace on Earth; Stampin' Up! - More Merry Messages
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crushed Curry; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Clear Embossing Powder


I'm submitting this card to the new Time Out Challenge - TOC#27 where the team would like us to make a CAS card with black, white and an optional splash of colour.  I'm also playing along with Jingle Belles - JB:15:06 where the ladies would like us to use embossing.  I think this image is just super (it's an old one and I can't remember the name of the set) and really suggests a "silent night".  I stamped it in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder - love the shine.  I added a touch of colour to the houses with shades of grey and the splash of colour is the yellow light shining in the windows.  I layered the image on to yellow card, using some dimensional tape for dimension.  I also added a touch of sparkle to suggest the snow (see picture below).  I finished the front with a simple sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of yellow card and added a Christmas greeting.

Rejoice inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsRejoice Sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's the close-up of the houses - you can see the shimmer of the "snow" - just love that Wink of Stella clear brush!!

Rejoice detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Edited:  I've just seen that this week's Just Us Girls - JUGS#285 has a colour challenge of black, white and one other colour - how lucky am I?  I'm off to submit there too.

For more inspiration with our theme of "Silent Night" check out the cards from the rest of the Design Team - all so different.  I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations!  Have fun!  Before I go, I thought I'd share a video of Winchester Cathedral Choir singing Silent Night - so beautiful:



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15 comments:

Tanja said...

these houses really represent the challenge theme - love your card

sandie said...

this is such a peaceful scene Deborah, it really is a silent night! Great to see you at TIME OUT x

SmilynStef said...

Love the shimmery snow ... I can almost feel the reverent silence of a snowy night ... thanks for joining our Mission EMBOSSible at Jingle Belles

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, this is such a spectacular stamp and such a brilliant idea to colour only the windows. Its perfect for Silent Night and for us at TIME OUT. So glad you shared it with us!!!

lilybygilly said...

This is simply stunning Deborah. Your attention to detail is amazing. Another wonderful card - you are such an inspiration! Hugs, Gill xx

Shery said...

Wonderful Christmas scene! Thanks for playing at Time Out!

StephC said...

This is so pretty! I love the "feel" of this card. Great job with this weeks Jingle Belles challenge!

Gay Peplow said...

Totally fab and lovely and simple, right up my alley :D Lovely to see you over at my blog, thank you for visiting :D x

fabiola jaques said...

oh Déborah, quelle sérénité émane de cette très jolie création, sobre et élégant, biz

Chris D. said...

What a wonderful image and fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Patricia Hays said...

Your snowy nighttime scene turned out simply lovely! The CAS layout perfectly showcases the image.

Louise van Vuren said...

Love your card this week, Deborah. That image is perfect for the theme and looks great in the black, white and gold. I know what you mean about the hush in the night after snowfall, but sadly we have had little snow here in the UK for the last few winters.
Louise xx

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a beautiful and dramatic holiday card, i love everything about it, especially the GREAT use of black, white & yellow!!! thanks for sharing our "EMBOSS-ible dream" at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I love the scene you've created. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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