An Olympic Christmas
Welcome to September’s Teasers. It hardly seems a minute since August’s teasers were in full force!
So, (and look away the ‘don’t do Christmas early’ amongst you) today is full on Christmas… or sort of. These are brilliant sets and actually you can do a whole lot more than you think. Chop the antlers off (under general anaesthetic of course) and you have a pretty cute horse! (only joking!)
Anyhow. I was inspired to do these projects whilst having the Olympics in mind. This one is the high jump. I was tempted to do the pole vault, but maybe that’s another card!
The reindeer are simply adorable. I have fallen totally in love with them! Suitably called ‘Let’s Prance’; its an A7 set that will be equally useful as an individual image for CAS cards or creating fun scenes.
Speaking of fun scenes- I thought I’d show you my card for the set ‘On Thin Ice’.
This is a fine example of when things don’t go quite right. The idea was ok- the skater rescuing the little guy who’s fallen into the water through the ice. The problem was that creating the idea actually into reality was a little more tricky.
The problem was that I wanted to show him half in and half out of the water and use acetate to try and replicate this. If you look carefully, you hopefully can see that. The issue was that the colour of the water that I coloured in wasn’t the same as the outside water. If I’d made a distinct line of the darker colour, it might have worked more successfully. Oh, and notice the mistake….
Yeah, I messed up with the sentiment stamp. Right.at.the.end.
So, I had to add a little strip of cardstock over the top of the mess. Just about got away with it too! Skating is an Olympic sport too (well, at least a Winter Olympic discipline!) so I just about shoehorned it into the theme!
See you tomorrow for some slightly scary cards (well, one involves a spider so that’s enough to scare me silly!)