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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




15 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  4. Stunning Theresa, just stunning xxxxxx

    p.s. good luck in the challenge xxx

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  5. Thank you ladies. much appreciated xx

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

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  7. Stunning Card...so realistic Theresa x

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  8. This is a beautiful card, good luck x

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

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

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

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

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