Monday, March 4, 2013

Creating weekend

This last weekend held all kinds of things including lots of interruptions to my creating time but I still managed to complete two cards! Always makes me feel good.
 First of all, I wanted to use the newest retro sketch. I pulled out some new Hero Arts stamps and actually turned the sketch to make the sketch and the stamps work together. I stamped the little building scene twice inking them each time with Distress Stain and then a spritz of water. First time I stamped the scene on textured cardstock and cut out the buildings, next time I stamped the stamp directly to my white background paper that is X-Press Copic marker paper. Each paper took the ink a little bit differently.
 I stamped this sentiment that I thought fit pretty fun with white ink and embossed that with white embossing powder. Then I sprayed this piece that is on white cardstock with a black Studio Calico black spray and rubbed it with black, Fluid chalk stamp pad. I love the chalkboard look to the finished paper.  It is a pretty different look then if I had done the same stamping on black cardstock.
 I wanted to show that the top layer is not all of the way glued down. I added some Liquid Pearls to some of the windows making it look like the lights are on.
Here is the retro sketch.
Here is what it looks like turned.

 Next up I wanted to use the amazing color combination at Colour Q.  The background piece that is cut with the Cricut is colored with some Distress Stains then stamped over with the Looped Circle background stamp by Hero Arts.
 I stamped the Hero Arts flower with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder then sprayed it with a yellow Chalkboard ink and added some yellow Distress Stain. It is finished with a clear button that has twine tied in it. This card also works for the A Blog Named Hero challenge to make your own embellisment.
Here is the Colour Q combo.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

9 comments:

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

FABULOUS cards!!! Love that cityscape... Your flower embellishment is just lovely and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing at ABNH!!

MichelleZ said...

I love your retro sketch card! The distress ink looks fabulous on the buildings.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love those layered buildings! Great cards, Linda!

lindalou said...

I like the dimension you gave the buildings, both with the textured paper and with the layers. Very cool.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVING those buildings on the first one!!

Tina said...

Both cards are so beautiful. Just love how you use the dark colors. Thanks for playing with us at a Blog Named Hero.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Love both cards Linda. the buildings look fabulous with the sketch... the bakground is gorgeous on the second card.

Connie Mercer said...

these are fabulous~how did I miss them:):) beauties both of them!!!

Sylvia said...

I don't know how I missed this card, Linda, this is fabulous stamping!