Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thinking of you

I hope you are having a romantic saturday, because today I am sharing a very romantic card and also a process video showing the first 5 cards I made using the April My Monthly Hero kit.

I started this card by coloring the top part of the sky and the bottom part of the card where the water is using different blue and purple distress oxcide inks and blended these using my new lovely brushes. I also sprinkled a few drops of water on top of the sky to create what could be stars.

I cut a couple of die cuts using the water dies from the kit, colored these using a lighter color than the water beneith and glued them onto the bottom part of the card.

I then dug out the May 2018 My Monthly Hero kit and stamped a few branches on the top left using versmark black ink.


I popped the distant houses and church, die cut using a die from the kit with black cardstock from my stash, up on foam squares and glued it where the water met the sky. I also hand drew and cut a bigger bridge inspired by the small bridge in the kit. I popped up my bridge on foam an glued it to the bottom of the card.

The card now looked so romantic and I really wanted to take my husband and jump right into my scene so I decided to stamp and die cut the boy and girl also from the May 2018 kit and I placed them on the bridge, holding hands and dancing under the starry sky.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment "Thinking of you" from the kit before I glued my scene on a white card base.

I have to say that I really had my doubts about this card kit, mainly because I hade already seen so many beautiful scenes where people had used the die cuts (remember I live in Norway and my kits take FOREVER to get here... lol) and I felt like everything I did would become copies of what had already been done.

Imagine my surprise when I ended up making so many cards and getting new ideas everytime I sat down by my craft table. There you go. Imagination is a lovely thing.


If you would like to see the first part of my 10 cards - 1 kit video you can have a look at it below:



I am adding this card to the following challenges:
* Simon say stamp wednesday challenge - For a special lady (This card is from a guy a know for a girl he loves)
* Time out challenges - #135 Inspired by words (Dancing under a starry sky)
* Inkspirational challenges - #186 Adventure (Love adventure in Venice)

9 comments:

  1. wow Lise-this is a piece of art. I adore your blending and the colours you used. Such a creative way to create stars and it works so well. A wonderful scene and fab to see at Time Out

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  2. oh and thanks for joining Ink too!

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  3. Yes I know what you mean about being worried you might run out of ideas if you see too much of other people's. But you really pulled it out the bag and made a fantastic card here. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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  4. Might have to check out your video to see what other lovelies you conjured up with this kit. I sure do love the purple/blue scene. You worked wonders with those oxides.

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  5. This looks beautiful! The scene you created is very vivid looking, the dimension looks great and I love our color choices. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  6. Stunning scene that I want to jump into also! Wonderful shading and I totally relate to not wanting to mimic what might be out there already. However, you came up with your own adventure here in more ways than one. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Inkspirational~

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  7. congrats on getting top picks at Inkspirational!

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  8. This is such a fabulous scene - I love the soft colours of the background and the beautiful silhouettes. Wonderful card - thanks so much for sharing with us at Time Out! Jill

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  9. congrats for getting honours at Time Out-badge on our blog x

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