Wednesday, 20 July 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Lols is the host, and the theme is:

'O is for Overlay'
(Use an acetate or vellum overlay that can be seen through, or even a paper layer that can be lifted to reveal something hidden!)

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:
Prize - 2 Digis of the winner's choice!

I decided to go for a vellum overlay, and tore a strip to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment on (from the 'Merriest Wishes' set by Hero Arts. I made the background panel by 'smooshing' various shades of blue Distress Inks on to some watercolour paper (Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Broken China & Mermaid Lagoon)...I did this in a couple of layers, allowing the first to dry before adding the second. I then spritzed some water over the surface, allowed it to sit there for a few seconds, then blotted it off, removing some of the colour. I stamped the snowflakes (a Hero Arts stamp) in Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using 'Sparkly Snow' WOW embossing's beautifully sparkly in real life, but rather annoyingly I can never get it to show up in photographs!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Kelly Lloyd said...

lovely card Helen,
Great sentiment and designed card
Hugs Kelly

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous snowy background for your vellum overlay Helen, a lovely Christmas card.

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Helen, the background and vellum strip are fabulous :-)
Yours and Samantha's are very similar aren't they! great minds think alike :-)

Lols x x x

Lillian A said...

What a wonderful array of blues for your background and the snowflakes are perfect on this winter card. Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.

Jeanie Ellis said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

maria f. said...

Such a beautiful winter sky!

Creative world said...

Lovely Christmas card and love you torn overlay...thank you for joining us at Craft your passion...Ċ½eljka XX

Diane said...

Beautifully using vellum too! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle for our monthly challenge and good luck!
Diane SNS DT