Wednesday, April 20, 2016

{Spotlight Project} CityGirl Scoots Into Town

As soon as I saw Born to Roam, the new premium stamp club set, I wanted to make a little scenic background card using a row of scooters and CityGirl:

I started by stamping the scooter onto scrap paper twice and fussy cutting them for masks. Then I stamped and masked until I had three scooters in a row. For the second and third scooter I stamped off first so that I got paler impressions.

I masked off everything but the lower portion of the card, then sponged Hickory Smoke Distress Inks over to create a road. On the top portion of the card I masked off for the grass and the sky. I used the Eiffel Tower stamp from Word Birthday Cakes, inking it in various Distress Inks, and spritzing lightly.

I watercoloured the scooters with Distress Inks but it wasn't very coherent at this stage, it all needed tying together, so I repeat-stamped the text from CityGirl in Antique Linen over the whole thing, then sponged around the edges. Still not happy with it, I got the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil and sponged Aged Mahogany dots over some areas. I adhered the panel onto the base card then added a fussy-cut CityGirl and a sentiment.

Here's another look at the finished card:

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  1. I love how you made your background and then brought your city girl out! You are so clever!

  2. I love how you made your background and then brought your city girl out! You are so clever!

  3. Love the fading scooters, with the lovely background Shirley!

  4. Awesome card. Love the way you've combined these two stamp sets. Wonderful scene.

  5. So pretty. Love the delicately colored background images:)


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