Friday, 8 March 2013

For Your Inspiration

Hi there, yes another post, sorry! I couldn't wait to try out an idea that I had for the current challenge over at For Your Inspiration.
 
They have a photo inspiration challenge for us and as soon as I saw it, I had to try out my new die from Memory Box - Cityscape.
 
Here is the photo inspiration provided -
 
 
I really wanted to try and capture most of this photo in my card.
 
I have never sponged onto a card like I have on this one. I was quite nervous about doing it and I don't even know if I got all the 'technical' bits and pieces right.
All I knew was that I wanted to create a sunset setting with the water below the city.
 
Here is my card -
 
 
So for my sunset I used the following colours -
 
So Saffron, Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie.
I started with covering the area I wanted to have the sunset with So Saffron. Then using the Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie I just kept building and blending the colours.
 
For my water I used -
 
Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Concord Crush - using the same technique as I did for my sunset. I probably should have 'shaped' the colours a little more to emphasize the reflections of the buildings?
 
As I hadn't used the dies before, I wasn't even really sure what papers to use. I just went with the yellow and black. Perhaps I should have blacked out some of the lights because surely not everyone is home??!!?? I popped the die up onto dimensionals.
 
I was happy with the sponging effect I achieved for my first go. Constructive criticism is MOST WELCOME for me to improve!!!
 
Thanks so much for looking xx


14 comments:

  1. Oh, very good interpretation of the photograph and I loved reading your process with all the mouth-watering colours.

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  2. Hi Kylie, your are addicted to stamps and butterflies....I think, I´ll become addicted to your blog ;). Soooo many unique and delightful creations! Wow.
    Thanks a lot for taking time to visit my blog and your kind comment! Renata xx

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  3. Oh WOW, this is stunning, Kylie. It's so vibrant and so gorgeously blended I can only dream about a result like this one. Definitely inspiring for someone like me who has some distress inks sitting in the draw but no "know how" how to blend so seamlessly because I always end up with lots of unwanted lines and wasted card.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Michaela xx

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  4. Beautiful job on the sponging Kylie!! Love the colors and what a fabulous cityscape you've created!! Loll xx

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  5. Looks really great! I tend to do several posts at a time myself (4 today), so not to worry. Besides all your posts are wonderful.

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  6. Wow Kylie - lovely job. Your sunset and water turned out perfectly as did you "city of lights". Hugs D

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  7. Fabulous card Kylie - great colours - Jacqueline xx

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  8. Oh the perfect die for this photo! Gorgeous scenery card! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

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  9. Kylie, this is great!! I think your spongeing turned out so well. :-) Certainly no criticism from me, only praise! Well done! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

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  10. Fabulous !! Such a dynamic card, your sponging is amazing, cant believe this is your first time well done ! Love the die cut and I like the fact that you left the lights on !!! you should frame this beauty.

    Marie

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  11. Love it! Great sponging. Perfect take on the photo. So glad you joined us at FYI.

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  12. Love your interpretation of the sketch! Awesome! Thanks for playing at FYI!

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  13. Kylie, this is awesome! LOVE the colors you chose and the silhouetted city scape is amazing! Thanks for joining us at FYI! :)

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  14. Love love this card - the way you sponges is awesome...like the city is glowing. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

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