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