Hi everyone. I needed a masculine birthday card and I bought this set from Sheena Douglass called Concrete Jungle quite a while ago and I was encouraged to get on and use it after visiting Kathyk of Purple Princess Diaries, so thank you Kathy, and who had just bought it and made a great male card with it, but totally different to mine, which is what I love about stamping, and you can see it here.
I stupidly entered a card into the Penny Black and More Challenge which didn't have any stamping on it. I had unusually for me used a digital image and watercoloured it, and it was several days before the penny dropped and I realised my error...definitely a senior moment..lol. I let them know and I am assuming they will have deleted my other card, but anyway I said I would find another to put up instead, and this is it.
I found a piece of heavy weight cardstock and cut it to about 51/2" square. I then stamped the two images using my Misti with Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and did this several times to get a good dark image, but I think it is still a little less harsh then black. I then heat embossed it using Versamark Ink and WOW Clear Embossing Powder.
I masked out a sun/moon, as I have to say I haven't really made up my mind if it is daytime or nighttime, and the blue is not that dark, so it could be either. I carefully sprinkled some Lemon and Orange around the buildings and using my waterbrush and also spritzing with water I made sure the powder was well dissolved. I then used Ultramarine but instead of sprinkling them on to the paper I decided to use it with the waterbrush and paint it on as this is a very strong blue and again I wanted it to be well mixed. I finished by adding some black to the blue to darken it and again painted it on to the scene. I did also add some colour to the buildings and the airship to show where the sun/moonlight hits them. I removed the mask and took the whiteness off by adding some yellow to it.
I finished by adding it to this 6" square white card base and added a sentiment using Onyx Black and heat embossed it with some Clear EP.
Thank you for looking at the blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenge:
Penny Black and More August Challenge - I Spy (something beginning with 'B' - blue, buildings and birthday).
Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes.