Sunday, 16 August 2015

Parisian Sunset

Hi guys

Well, after messing around with some masking yesterday on this card I decided to carry on with that theme and make another card for the challenge over at One Layer Simplicity where their theme is 'Strip Down'.

I grabbed some different Distress Inks and instead of sunshine I went with a purple toned night sky...


I started by masking a vertical panel on my card base and blended from blue to purple then to pink.  I had already planned on stamping the Eiffel Tower but I didn't want it to look like it was floating so I masked and blended the section at the bottom in black to create the horizon.  I then used a french script stamp, stamping off first in order to create just a hint over my panel using grey ink. Don't look too closely though as I did make a faux pas (in keeping with the french theme, do you see what I did there? lol) as I picked up my stamp press the wrong way around and stamped the script upside down!  Oh, the perils of rubber stamps instead of clear ones - whoops! :)  Well, it's impossible to read when it's the right way around so I don't think it's very noticeable!  I then removed the masks and stamped the Eiffel Tower and sentiment in black.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Weathered Wood; Versafine - Onyx Back
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Je T'aime; Stampin' Up - En Francais

I'm also going to pop over and link up at AAA Cards where their current challenge #46 is Maskerade/Masking.
















That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow to share the new challenge at Muse where this week I will be your Muse :)


12 comments:

  1. Ooh la la, Anita! Tres chic! Your sentiment says it all: I love this!
    Hugs`c

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  2. Love your ink blending. That faux pas will go undetected by most. Love this card!

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  3. Now this is one awesome sunset! I love your beautiful inking with the fabulous Eiffel Tower. gorgeous.

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  4. Stunning! Apart from the gorgeous colours, the script stamping and the Eiffel Tower, I'm also loving the overall simplicity of your card. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  5. J'adore your very gorgeous, romantic, scene of Paris in the evening! I want every single item used!!!
    =]

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  6. Beautiful blended strip. Lovely card.

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  7. Simply FABULOUS! Anita your cards are so inspirational every time! Gorgeous inking, Gorgeous colours, stamping and GORGEOUS masking - I now NEED Stampin'Up En Francais!
    Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Sarah x

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  8. WOW~ This card is so gorgeous that I didn't even notice your mistake! I love how you blended your inks and the french script is just beautiful, Anita! Love your color palette, too! Fabulous one layer card!

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  9. Love all your creations Anita, they are simply stunning! I love both your entries for the AAA cards challenge, in equal measure, and your inspirational design for Muse this week. Great work! Stef x

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