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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Blue, Rust and Olive Paper Artsy Houses

This is the first time I've used this stamp set. I know - it's terrible as I've had it a while now and only got around to mounting it up yesterday.

This is the card I have made for my father-in-law. I figured he'd had enough cutesy character cards of late and decided I'd dig these stamps out. I've loved them for ages and have seen some lovely cards using them.

The line of houses image, from the Paper Artsy Bricks and Mortar 2 stamp set, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with the Copic sketch markers:
  • Houses 1 & 4: B41, B45, B93, BG11, N1, E04, E07, E09
  • House 2: G99, YG17, YG95, BG11, B41, B45, B93
  • House 3: E04, E07, E09, G99, YG17, YG95
  • Windows: BG10
  • Outline/Shadow: N1
Houses 1 and 4 took some adjusting as I didn't really have a colour to match the paper so I tried blending with the grey and the blue/green to try and get as close a match as I could. I think it worked.

The image was then matted onto blue and rust paper.

A strip of the Light-Hearted paper from the Basic Grey Offbeat paper pad was punched along both edges using the XCut Diamonds border punch and matted onto the rust paper. This was then matted onto a panel of the Alternative paper from the same paper pad, which in turn was matted onto the blue and rust papers.

The image panel was then matted towards the top of the panel.

To create the sentiment panel, the rectangular bookplate image from the Stamps Away Bookplates, Photo Corners and Anchors stamp set was stamped onto the rust and blue papers using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and layered up. The sentiment, from the Dovecraft Make A Wish mini stamp set, was then stamped onto the white card using the Onyx Black ink and matted on top.

The sentiment was then added below the image panel.

Highlights were then added to the image and the sentiment panel with Ranger Glossy Accents.

The inside was also decorated using the blue and rust papers, and the sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set stamped with the Onyx Black ink.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Emily said...

What a great card! I love the image! Best of luck with all those challenges :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Amy said...

Darling card and great coloring!! Thanks so much for playing along with OTWC!

Denise and Louise said...

What a great card - love the little houses and the colour combo is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous card, just love your stamps! Thanks for playing along at LCI this month.

Haven_mom4 said...

Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday- UIT DT Haven

Kerry said...

Another great card the colours and the stamps flab
:-D Thanks for joining us again at LCI xx

Kim Duran said...

The colors of your card are so fun! I love the little row of houses. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! I hope to see more of your creations with us soon!

alifrew said...

I also have these stamps and love them. They make beautiful cards, as you've proved here xx

CraftyLoops said...

Aww I love this card Kathleen, the colours are fantastic. Lee xx

Marilyn Webb said...

Lovely card! Great design and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww this is fab :-) Congrats on your challenge success this week :-) Elaine-xxx-

Catherine said...

Great card, love it!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Kathleen,great image and colours.
Wendy xx

sue (bearhouse) said...

Great card Kathleen, Love the contrasting colours and the layout is fab

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow kathleen what a super card ... love the little row of houses happy crafting and love sandy xx

shampylou30 said...

wow great card love the stamp and the colours you have used good luck with the challenges sue xxxx

Fiona Keel said...

WOW Kathleen, what a lot of work and creativity went into this fab card, Fi xx

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Lovely images and love the colours too!

Nicola said...

Great card Kathleen love the gorgeous little houses images, beautiful colour combo and fab design!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Dan said...

Great card, I love how you've unified the colour scheme through all of the elements! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Clair said...

Popped over from Inspire Me Fridays as thought your card was fab but then saw you're from Newbury and HAD to become a follower (I'm from up the road in Thatcham...) I'll be stopping by frequently. Take care x

Donna said...

Fabulous card, love the colour combo and love the little houses. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week. hugs Donna x

Geertje said...

What a lovely card you made. I like your paper and coloring.
Greetings Geertje
GD Karen's Doodles NL

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great layout, also like the colors and your coloring.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


Marie said...

A very lovely card. Sweet! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Ellen said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.

Karen said...

Great card Kathleen, thanmks for joining us at DDSC.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card!!

Thanks for playing in our latest free and easy challenge at Allsorts and good luck in the draw....

Emma xxx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the symmetrical look it has, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Nancy said...

I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the row of houses and fantastic coloring! So happy to have you join us at OTWC! Good Luck!

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