Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

It's New Year's Eve. There is so much to say about bidding adieu to 2020 on so many levels, but I am not going to put it all down right here. I want to say that I am grateful for the many joys, comforted in the deep sorrows, and hopeful for the future. 

Time Out Challenge #178 begins today with a theme of Life In The City with an optional twist of using ink blending or sponging.

We are generously sponsored by Birch Press Design

Our wonderful Guest Designer is Joy, a wonderfully talented crafter who is sure to inspire you. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog. You will be so glad you did!

 I went with a cityscape for my card. I live close to New York City, and watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve (from the comfort of my own or someone else's home) has been a yearly thing in my life for as long as I can remember. So with that in mind, I pulled out my new-to-me Altenew City Scene Stencil and went to work. I inked the background with Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Inks. I stenciled the skyscrapers with Black Soot, and added the fireworks from The Ton Pyrotechnics and the sentiment with heat embossing. Voila!

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that Joy and the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

I am also playing at:
Altenew City Scene Stencil


Gerrina said...

Such super beautiful sponging! Great colours and I love the firework on your card! Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

Wow this is stunning-I adore the colours you used and how you made the depth of the city scape-works so well. And the fireworks really look great exploding here in this wonderful silver! A very Happy New Year x

Darnell said...

Stephanie, this is the best sky/cityscape/fireworks design I have ever seen! I've been staring at it for minutes because it's such a professional composition and the colors are amazing!! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! I hope you managed a great Christmas and I wish you the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce said...

This is such a fabulous card. Love your wonderful sky, and the way you used that Altenew stencil. I have it, and am always looking for new ideas...I will definitely be CASE-ing your design. Happy New Year...I'll be watching the ball drop from my house as well.

I Card Everyone said...

For five years, I lived about an hour north of NYC, Stephanie - always wanted to go to Times Square on New Year's Eve!
I adore your celebration, my friend! Fabulous blended City glow, and what an awesome stenciled City! Bravo!
Happy New Year! xx

Helen Kalb said...

What a great card - I love the fireworks and the beautiful color scheme!

Lisa Kind said...

This is amazing! I love the way you stenciled that's amazing. And the skyline is equally amazing. Can you tell I love this card? It's beautiful!