The Free for All challenge is "Relax". This timed perfectly as I needed to get a few more cards done for my quota for October (I'm behind) for the Christmas Card Challenge - and the suggested theme for October is anything that speaks of relaxation such as a cozy fire, a cabin in the woods, a relaxing activity, etc.
One of my favourite ways to relax in the winter is knitting. I find the repetitive motion very soothing.
For this card, I used the Tim Holtz stencil with white embossing paste on a piece of blue cs to create the background. I stamped my image and coloured with coloured pencils to match the colours of the background, then die cut with a stitched circle. The background panel is popped up on fun foam for some dimension.
It's not truly a Christmas card but it represents my ideal Christmas sweater so it's going to be my Christmas card for a friend who knits.
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 GMT Views: 556
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 59863
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 @ 6:46 PM
Outstanding. Love how you represented your relaxing activity of knitting. The white paste stenciling on the blue is fabulous. Such nice texture. This cards makes a lovely Christmas card for your friend. TFS
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22651
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 @ 7:11 PM
WOW on that background! Before I read your description I was convinced it was designer paper! Now I have to have that stencil! It amazed me how clear it is, no seeping and I always manage a little of that. Your image is so perfect for your friend and I have a deep respect for everyone that knits!