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Thursday, 23 January 2014

new beginnings and purple/violet

Over at the Clarity stamp challenge blog the new challenge is all about new beginnings. I was commisioned to make a card for a 60th birthday and I thought it would be appropriate to enter in the challenge seeing that this is the entry to a new decade......the fab 60s!

Hence I set about creating it. I stamped the Sketch lady (I do really love her)in black archival and heat set it and then masked her off. Next I used the New York Skyline mask and using distress inks (antique linen, pumice stone and black soot) and a make up sponge I inked the skyline through. i masked skyline off and added a moon mask and brayered in sky with distress inks (tattered rose, tumbled glass, faded jeans and dusty concord). While i still had some ink on brayer I added a little bit of shade on bottom edge of card.

Then i coloured in the lady using promarkers and added a little bit of shade around her ankles to ground her. I finished topper off by adding some stars in sky and some lit windows in skyscrapers.
Then i stamped sentiment on base card in black archival and embossed in clear powder. I stamped 60th on a piece of card and die cut it. 

I added a piece of ribbon from my stash and looped it through a Sweet lilac buckle and tucked the small die under it as above. I finished card off with a flourish die from memory box.
The corners are spellbinders dies from a Sue Wilson collection.
Hopefully i have explained all of it. 
As i said I would like to enter it in the Claritystamp challenge which is a new beginning
and to Sunday Stamper which is purple/ violet

I hope you like my offering and comments are most welcome, Theresa xx


  1. Theresa I love it great colour choice too...I does like purplish xx

  2. Theresa your card is absolutely beautiful, I love the whole design and the colour tones are fab...thank you for your continued support with our Clarity Challenge...and good luck....Jo. X

  3. This card is stunning, the attention to detail is fantastic, lots of good tips there xx

  4. Stunning Theresa, just stunning xxxxxx

    p.s. good luck in the challenge xxx

  5. Thank you ladies. much appreciated xx

  6. this is awesome Theresa love it :-) My fave colours too:-) xx

  7. Stunning realistic Theresa x

  8. This is a beautiful card, good luck x

  9. Beautiful Theresa! Thank you for entering the Clarity Challenge, and good luck! xx

  10. Beautiful card Theresa.. very classy, love that skyline mask! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. Gorgeous card Theresa and lovely colouring. Thanks so much for entering our Challenge and good luck x

  12. Very Skilled and beautiful card Theresa... love it xxx
    E xxx