Sunday, October 14, 2018

AAA Card Challenge #126 - Moonlight




Hello again!  I am so excited to be guest designing at AAA Cards for their challenge #126 Moonlight


It's October and moonlight may make some think of a Halloween card, but since I don't do Halloween, I made a CAS Christmas card.


Started by diecutting a circle mask from post it note for the moon and positioned it in the upper right corner of an A2 size Whisper White panel.  Masked off the bottom, then blended Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue and Sapphire inks with a  mini blending tool for the sky.  Removed the circle mask and added  details to the moon with C00 and C1 grey Copic markers.  Splattered white acrylic paint for snow, but stopped after a large splat landed and I got nervous about ruining it.


Removed the bottom mask and black heat embossed Santa's sleigh and sentiment. Next, die cut a couple of branches (retired Memory Box die) from black cardstock and added piles of snow on them with a white gel pen.  Adhered the branches to the panel, then mounted the panel to a white card base.  Added more snow to the scene with a white gel pen.  Clear shimmer added to the moon finished off the card.  Wasn't able to capture the sparkle in the photo.



Hope you will play along.  For more inspirations from the AAA team, click HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!











Challenges:
Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2018 Clean and Simple Challenge with Heather
Winne & Walter - WCMD 2018 Ink Blending Challenge with Lea
Winne & Walter - WCMD 2018 Lucky Limit 7 Challenge with Shay (2 layers, 1 color - blue, 2 stamp sets - Santa sleigh + sentiment, 1 diecut - branch)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - October Challenge Santa, Elf or Fairy
Addicted to Stamps and More - #313 Holiday
As You Like It - Clean and Simpler or Fussy and Fancy (love the clean uncluttered look of CAS cards)












21 comments:

Karenladd said...

This is just spectacular and a perfect take on the challenge!

LucieGCards said...

Trina, this is absolutely stunning! Beautifully CAS and yet such a detailed scene! I particularly love the snow you added to the branches - I didn't realise they were a die - thought they were stamped until I read your blog!

Thanks for being our GD at AAA Cards this fortnight!

Cards by Maaike said...

love your little scene and perfect CAS card, thank you for being our guesdesigner at AAA cards

Jane said...

Awesomely brilliant as always! Thanks for Guest Designing with us at AAA Cards.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! Beautiful moonlit scene, wonderfully CAS. Love the way you did the snow in the sky and on the branches.

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on your GD spot at AAA cards. Your card is stunning, I love the layout with the image at the top of the card and all the white space below. Your blending has a perfect gradation of colour.

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful Christmas Eve sky, Trina! Your sponging is always so even and perfect! Love the details on the moon and branches! Just enough splattered snow! Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guesting at AAA Cards, Trina!
Your card is just stunning! What a gorgeous sky and moonlight you created! The shades of blue, the white acrylic spatters, the gel pen snow, the shimmer of the moon, and the perfect masking - all these wonderful elements are packed in the top one third of the card. All the white space below is just there to enhance the beauty of the images. Fantastic card!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas skyscape design, Trina. I love every single detail and appreciate your detailed description. Love your sweet little Santa and reindeer stamped image on your full moon. Beautiful snow covered branch and sponged night sky. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge with the black color twist. Hugs..Nancy

Creative world said...

Fantastic card design,love it...thank you for joining us at ATSM CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Kath said...

A fabulous CAS card and a lovely Christmas scene. Thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Mac Mable said...

Stunning ink blending with the vibrant colours. What a fantastic scene and love the splats, the snow on the branches and the little bit of bling too x.

Mac Mable said...

And of course many congratulations on guesting with this wonderful and atmospheric card x.

Loll said...

AMAZING!! I LOVE your blended sky with moon Trina. You always add the most vibrant and gorgeous colours! Beautiful deisgn and layout with the lower portion of your card masked. The black branches with snow really stand out against your beautiful sky. Congrats on being Guest Designer at AAA Cards! xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Bharati Nayudu said...

Hi Trina, This is a gorgeous CAS card. just love the moon and the beautifully inked sky. Amazing use of the silhouettes. The highlights in white are awesome. So happy that you are the guest designer for this challenge at AAACards. Lots of love dear. Crafty hugs - Bharati

Susanne Vargas said...

Your moonlit night scene looks phenomenal! Stunning CAS card!

cm said...

A magical moonlight scene, Trina...gorgeous! Wouldn't it be wonderful to wander through the snowy forest, look up and see Santa's sleigh and reindeer, dashing through the sky? Love the sense of place you've created...
hugs~carol

Annette said...

A stunning card Trina. I love it.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
As You Like It Challenge.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper