Monday, 21 August 2017

And The Jukebox Played... - Lou Sims

My recent make for the 'Win & Tonic' challenge was inspired by the Jingle Bells sentiment die especially as the song then kept bouncing around in my brain ...

Jingle bell, jingle bell
Jingle bell rock
Jingle bell swing
And jingle bells ring
Snowin' and blowin'
Up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun
I wanted to use the sentiment with non-Christmas dies, so I dug out my musical dies and had a 'play'. My first card used the electrical guitar (see HERE) and this time I've played with the juke box ...

Again I created my background using Nuvo embellishment mousse in Peony Pink & Citrus Green, dry brushing the colours and then spritzing the colours. Next I die cut the juke box in white but only embossed the die on to kraft card. I coloured both the white & kraft die cut the same as my background, layering one on top of the other and then cutting away the excess kraft card.

The sentiment 'Jingle Bells' was cut 3 times and layered on top of each other to create greater depth. It too was coloured the same as my background. The perfect harmony die was cut in white and again, coloured the same way. However the winter snowflake I just cut in white - once - to act as a contrast. The snowflake was then cut in half and mounted either side of the juke box.

Now the 'fail' bit ... I stamped 'ROCK' again but embossed the stamped sentiment in Ballerina Pink embossing powder ... epic fail ...! Why? The colour blends too greatly in to the background so you can't see it but hey ho, lesson learnt. 

If you get the chance, pop over to the 'Win & Tonic' challenge blog and see the fabulous projects the Tonic DT have made all Christmas inspired. They is also a 'cracking' present on offer too ...

Lazy Sunday morning here but need to pick up a bit of speed now as off out to lunch. Thanks for popping over and have a great day doing whatever makes you happy,

x x x 

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