Wednesday, 1 March 2017
House of Cards March 2017 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’m back with my House Of Cards post today and for this month once again we have a choice for you. You can use the colour palette below or create a scene or be inspired by the colours and the theme so there are options for you. I have been inspired by both which is my usual go to choice, for now here are the colours we want you to use …..
And here is my card …
A DL card for a change
A birthday card for a man
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #79 Happy Birthday
This was for me a quick and easy make. I grabbed a snippet of Sheena’s white stamping card and stamped the beautiful London cityscape onto it. I then used my Spectrum Noir AquaTints to create the Thames, the sunset and the darkening sky. I heat set that and then added shimmer with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and I am so very happy that I actually captured that sparkle for change on my photographs.
I distressed the edges of the London cityscape. I had forgotten about colouring the buildings so I went back in and created a light brown wash that I used on Tower Bridge and some of the buildings. On the Gherkin I added a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents to make it look like glass. I cut an 8” shape in half which I attached to a DL card which I created. I cut a rectangle of Bazzill card and attached that to the card and let loose with some splattering, after all I haven’t done any of that for a while lol! A piece of burlap ribbon and a snippet that was die cut proved to be the perfect finishing touches, IMHO.
I am happy with the end result and it’s another card that is suitable for those pesky men so that’s a bonus too! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Whimsy Stamps: Happy Birthday die
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card
8” square fancy pearl shape
Snippets: green Bazzill; Kraft card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Primary
Spectrum Noir Sparkle: 2016 Holiday set
Versafine IP: black
Ribbon from my stash
Ranger Glossy Accents; Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam