Thursday, April 26, 2018

Snowy Cityscapes

Hi everyone.  Playing along with this week's Merry Monday #287 - Colleen's Inspiration Photo.


It's an adorable, whimsical village.  I don't have any stamps or dies like that, so I modernized it with a silver heat embossed cityscape that I fussy-cut.  I used some pieces from my stash for the backgrounds of both cards ... yes, there are two. :)  These pieces are from when we had a Salt challenge at CAS Mix Up many months ago.  I know I used watercolour paper, but don't remember the ink (most likely turquoise brushos).  You can see the design left from the kosher salt I used. :)  I added my white cityscape and a torn piece of white card stock for the snowy hill.  Both cards are done the same, but just different shapes.

Here's a close-up of both ...


The challenge is open until Sunday noon (PST), so still lots of time to play along.  Check out the challenge post HERE to see the beautiful cards from the very talented Design Team.  I'm adding Card #1 to this challenge.

Card #2 will be heading to April Rudolph's Day Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas.  This challenge runs each month from the 25th to end of month.  Mo and her team has provided some lovely inspiration.  Hope you'll find time to check it out and play along.







Stamps:  Cityscape (AliExpress); Snowglobe Sentiments (MFT)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark; colour for background watercolouring with salt --- best guess Turquoise Brushos
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, salt, silver embossing powder, heat tool, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #287 - Colleen's Inspiration Photo
April Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

29 comments:

Sue said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. The salt background is lovely.

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. The salt makes such a lovely effect. Whist I love them both, the circular one calls out to me...such a small change but each card now has its own unique look.

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your cards are so excellently created and I love the salt inked backgrounds they look very stunning.
Oh my your landscapes are very wonderfully created also.
This works so well with both styles too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Daffodil Cards said...

Both so beautiful.
Faith

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fab cards, Loll - especially love the salty sky and the silver embossed buildings!!

Jo Manna said...

Wow, loving the graphic silver landscape against that teal turbulent sky.

Jo Manna said...

Two beautiful cards Loll xx

Brenda said...

What beautiful cards Loll. I love how the salt made it look like it was snowing and I really love your city buildings. Even though you used the same things, they both look really different and I love them both. Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

Two sweet Christmas cards using your salty Brusho background, Lolly! The colors are gorgeous and really POP against that pure white village in the snow!! Hugs, Dolly

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...these are both GORGEOUS Loll and I can't believe you did ALL that fussy cutting, but then maybe you're like me and don't mind fussy cutting?? I just got a new pair of Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips that work fabulously for fussy cutting too...love them!! But back to your cards...your salty backgrounds are perfect backdrops for your village...absolutely LOVE the contrast between the blue and white! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

I love the background on your very pretty card Loll, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your whimsical card is as beautiful as your elegant style, Loll! The white village/cityscape is so pretty with the silver heat-embossing. Your salt background is simply gorgeous! It's interesting to see the salt effect echo the windows. Hideko xx

Julie B said...

Gorgeous use of your leftovers Loll. :)

Brenda in IN said...

The salt made a perfect snowy sky and I love the different looks you got by using a rectangle and circle.

Bonnie said...

Love that salty background, Loll! It's so perfect for the sky over your simple but classy city scapes! Changing the shape makes such a big difference in the look!

Jeanne said...

A duo of delight, Loll! That background using the salt looks really cool! Simple design, but so striking. Thanks for sharing. :)

Susan said...

Great background and great buildings with all the snow piled up in front of them!

Arlene said...

Both cards are stunning and elegant.

Mac Mable said...

Such contemporary interpretation of the challenge Loll. Love the salt backgrounds and the white die cuts with the hint of silver is perfect x

Patti said...

These turned out beautiful!! I love the idea of the modern skyline!!

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards ...... love the skyline against those amazing backgrounds xx

Quillish said...

Wow.. so serene!! What great cards Loll. After going through so many of your cards, Brushos are what is in my wishlist especially to make the sky like yours.

JoAnn said...

Lovely cards. That background looks great with your cityscape. Love them both. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards Loll! I love your background. Thank you for playing along with us at Merry Monday this week!

Petra said...

Beautifull colors!!

Debbie Henderson said...

I adore your little village and the pretty sky Loll! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Karen D. said...

sweetness..love them both.
xx Karen

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! Your salt technique looks amazing as a sky for your charming cityscape...I love both cards!

BożenA said...

This salted sky looks very dramatic. As if a colorful spectacle was going on in the sky. I have the impression that the colors are still mixed and are moving. This is an amazing impression! The white city looks so beautiful against this background. Two beautiful cards.
Hugs,
BożenA