Saturday, 11 March 2017

Paris in the Spring

I love city skylines, especially when it comes to crafting. I've got several dies, stamps and even some ribbon decorated with them.

For this one I've used a die that my husband bought me - I think it was from Marianne Creatables -  which I always seem to use as a silhouette, cutting it from black card, but this time I wanted to try something different.


I smooshed turquoise, magenta and yellow distress inks onto a large acrylic block (I find it easier to see where the ink is that way than doing it on a craft mat) and spritzed with water then pressed white card onto it and used the resulting card for the die cutting. I couldn't stay away from the black though - this time I used it as a background. I think it sets off the colours really well.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the new Dovecraft "Kiss and Make Up" collection. It's absolutely HUGE, isn't it? Well, Paris is, after all, the city of love!

I am sharing this with
Rubber Dance - Magenta, Yellow and Turquoise
CASology - Landmark
Inkspirational - Watercolour smooshing
CAS Mix up - Stamping and smooshing plus your choice (diecutting)  







14 comments:

  1. A super card Jane, your multi-coloured Paris scene is fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  2. So colorful and creative Jane. Wonderful CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  3. Fabulous design, Jane. Gorgeous smooshed cityscape that looks amazing on the black. The large sentiment is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. Stunning card. That die is divine but the way you cut it from the inky paper and then affixed it to the black is fab.

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  5. Just lovely!
    Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance!
    Hugs
    Yasmina

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  6. So clean and simple, your colour combo gives a stunning impact. Hugs Tracey x

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  7. Great combining the challenges with this gorgeous card. Love everything about it and so very eye catching x

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  8. What a lovely card! I love your use of the smooshing on the die. Also, such a great design with the bold sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  9. The black makes this rainbow scene stunning, Jane! Love the smooshed colors! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Hey Jane!!! Super doper watercoloring!! I love the black background. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  11. Love your beautiful card Jane! The large sentiment works just perfectly here!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  12. This is such a beauty! Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance! Hugs, Susanne.

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  13. Love your smooched coloured skyline. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  14. It's a great way to do a multi-coloured look and it looks fabulous on your cityscape. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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