Sep 23, 2011

city of love...

so i stepped out of my comfort zone a little and signed up for a swap that i really had no idea how to do.  i guess there is a kind of stamps called stampscapes and you create little scenes with them.  well, i didn't exactly have any, so i asked lori (the hostess of the swap) if i could just make a little scene.  i think you are supposed to use a brayer and different colors of ink to blend the background together, so i played around with that, too.  here's what came out of my little experiement.  it was kinda fun, although i'm not great with the brayer.  i'm having a hard time with it being only one layer, but i'll live with it!!


city of love
stamps:  unity
cardstock: glossy white
ink: onyx black, broken china distress, soft sky, baja breeze, blue bayou
tools: brayer

plus it's friday, so that means friends with flair!  remember you have a chance to win a bag of nifty stamps from unity so go check out the blog and play along (i remembered the link this week)!!

and if you are ruby, remember to see this post

and while i'm at it, check the new peek of {ippity} that is coming here...and go play in the {ippity} challenge here!

ok, i'm done.

just kidding...i decided to add this to the all things unity challenge #40 (thanks stampincathy!) which you have to make a one layer card.  you can play along too...visit the atu blog!

ok...now i'm done!

20 peeps have to say:

lydiawalker said...

cute- great stamping xxx

~Tammy~ said...

What a fun little card! Love the happy city scene!

Shauna K said...

how cute! i think it turned out great :D

Rachel B said...

I think your card looks amazing! Very cute and I am sure those in the swap will love it. I am not too good with the brayer either! But I love going to this blog for brayer inspiration: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Ruby said...

Beautiful cards. I love the effect that you achieved. I must try it. Thanks for your inspiration.

StampinCathy said...

This is awesome. You should enter the All Things Unity Challenge with this card.

Angela Fehr said...

I like the scene! Simple and cute!

Kary said...

The cards turned out so pretty!!! Love the idea!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Jingle said...

Very nice job!

jackie 4124 said...

Love the simplicity of your card

Emily Keaton said...

That is such a cool scene!! Great work--and great one-layer card. :)

Linda said...

nice card

Karen L said...

Oh, I love this little cityscape card and good for you to sign up for something out of your comfort range!

jennifer mitten said...

This turned out great. I love the city scape look.....

Jen said...

I think it looks great!!

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is an awesome one-layer card! Who needs Stampscapes when you can do this! (But Stampscapes are fun, too! :P)

Roslyn said...

Your cards look great!

Jocelyn Olson said...

This stamp is one of my faves, and I love how you brayered it instead of stamping on solid cardstock. Very cool look! Good luck with the Hambo, too :)

Tameko said...

Cool cards!