Tuesday, 1 January 2019

New year, new dawn

Hello crafters, this month the theme of our Country View challenge is Landscape/Cityscape, chosen by yours truly. Regular visitors know scenes are my thing so there you are…

The die-cut of the New York skyline (MFT Die-namics New York Skyline) is striking on its own but the addition of the Visible Image Stencil Strobes stencil really brings it to life.

All I did was applying Distress inks through the stencil starting light in the center and darkening progressively. The only difficulty is that, having placed the centre of the stencil to the left of the card, it wasn't big enough to cover the whole card anymore and I had to extend the sunrays.
To do that, I placed 2 pieces of acetate along the lines of the sunrays inked through the stencil and applied the Distress inks, sunray by sun ray. A bit fiddly but not overly taxing!

I chose the Hello sentiment from Tim Holtz Thinlits 660215 (Sentiments words) because it was the closest to the "Good morning New York" that came to my mind, as a nod to the Good morning Vietnam from the film.

Don't forget to drop by the Country View Challenge blog for more inspiration from my teamies.

Happy and crafty New Year!
I am entering the SSS Wednesday and challenges.


  1. Fabulous card, Christine!!! You placed the New York skyline perfectly in front of the rays!!! The yellow, black and turquoise colours are super together!!! Happy New Year!!! xx

  2. This is wonderful Christine, beautifully done and that skyline is so striking. Have a Very Happy New Year, Sue x

  3. A very striking skyline with the wonderful rays in the background

    Have a great 2019 and thank you for all the times you have visited my blog

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. A great card Christine, fab skyline and a cool way to use the strobes stencil. Happy new year! xx

  5. Hi Christine. Perfect! These two images work so well together. Happy Creative New Year. Hugs, Angela xXx

  6. Stunning design! Beautiful.

    Happy New Year!

    Cath x

  7. Fabulous card - Happy new Year Christine.

  8. A great card really packs a punch! Happy New Year. I hope your year is filled with happiness and great crafty moments xxx

  9. What a beautiful scene! I love the sunburst background, you extended the rays perfectly 😀. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too, may it be filled with peace, love and happiness! J 😊 x

  10. Une chouette carte Christine, belle et bien pensée comme toujours, elle est parfaite pour ce début d'année !!!
    Je te souhaite le meilleur, tout ce dont tu peux rêver, encore une année inventive et épanouissante... riche en DTs qui te font envie et créations toutes plus originales les unes que les autres, et source d'inspiration.
    Egalement la santé pour toi et ta famille, et la sérénité!!

  11. So cool, Christine! Gorgeous sunbursts, perfectly placed behind Lady Liberty! And you extended the rays perfectly too.
    Have a very happy New Year!
    Evelyn xx

  12. awesome work Christine - I love the theme and I adore what you have done! Hugs Rachel x

  13. Hmm - missed this at the time, but given I'm due to fly there in 10 days' time, this feels like the right time to catch up! A fabulous cityscape for your brilliant CVC theme.
    Alison x