Friday, 15 April 2016

Rainbow City

 
Part of my decluttering, which is still ongoing, is to go through my pile of old craft magazines and see if I kept them because of any projects, layouts or colour schemes that I wanted to try, then actually TRY them before discarding the magazine. In one of them I found a project that used Tim Holtz's Cityscapes stamps, randomly inked with distress inks, spritzed with water and then stamped on watercolour paper. I didn't try it at the time, as I had no watercolour paper, but I've refreshed my supply now so gave it a go - here is the result. So far I've only used the Cityscapes stamps with black ink - the multi-coloured ones give the image a whole new, vibrant character.

I'm sharing this with C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Clean and Simple

When I'd made the card, I thought what a great rainbow effect the random colours had made, and that made me think about the Over the Rainbow challenge at Naughty or Nice - could I stamp the image in "proper" rainbow colours, in the right order, and drop in for another entry into the challenge? Well, I didn't have any violet DI, and when I tried blending to get it, I got a pretty good indigo, so to make up for the lack of violet ink, I made a background for my stamping by die cutting a London skyline scene from violet card. So here we have it, London, the Rainbow City. I have lots of gay friends living in London and I'm sure they'd agree (especially as I don't have a San Francisco stamp!).

 

9 comments:

  1. I love this card Jane and what a fun technique. The image looks great with the diecut behind and I'm sure your friends would appreciate this lovely card. I remember the days when we all used the Big and Juicy pads. I should dig mine out again. Barbxx

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  2. Beautiful card Jane. Love how you have incorporated the die. Looks wonderful

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  3. You could and you did! Two super cards, Jane, and totally perfect for our current Rainbow challenge, Jo x

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  4. Love the rainbow cityscape and the background works brilliantly on the second card. Cara x

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  5. Great CAS creations. Love them because they are definitely CAS, but so interesting. Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT challenge this week!

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  6. Such a lovely card perfect for our challenge at CRAFT with our CAS theme. Good luck and hope to see you back very soon.
    Aunty Sue DT

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  7. Both these cards are awesome! And you know we're pretty easygoing at NoN, we don't need our rainbows to be strictly scientific. ;) Thanks for joining us —again! — at Naughty or Nice Challenges!
    (One of the things I notice when I go back through old cardmaking magazines... how my style has changed. Pages that I'd dog-eared "then" generally don't call to me now!)

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  8. Two great cards - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  9. These are just so cool! I love the long rainbow scene and am so glad you shared it with us at naughty or nice challenges :) I may have to CASE this some time!
    Sara

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