Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Simply not had any time since my last post - done a lot of travelling in the last week. Snatched a couple of hours this morning and did some inky backgrounds. A lot are for Christmas but I also needed a birthday card for a man.

Am practicing using different Distress Ink colours together and this was one of those combos.
Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.

I also opted to use an Ink Duster this time instead of my sponging.
The landscape die is 'never before used'!
The finished article looks vaguely familiar so it may well be that I have seen one similar somewhere!

The panel was mounted onto white linen card for a bit of texture. Made a bit of a mess of stamping the sentiment but wanted to finish SOMETHING, so not a lot I could do about it!
Keep thinking I will invest in a Misti..... maybe Father Christmas will bring one.

Off to the Playground as both the inked panel and the card used for the die were left overs. (3 weeks in a row - definitely something of a record for me at the moment!).

Other Challenges -
AAA- Masculine CAS
CYP - A/Goes
CFTH - A/Goes
Artistic Inspirations - A/Goes

Hope all is OK in your part of the world  - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Carole said...

Wow Viv.....mojo did come back with mine after all!! :) This my friend is superb...love it. Your inking is great..was it better with the duster than a pad? I can't see anything wrong with the sentiment. A fabulous card and I am sure it will be well received. I always feel very pressured and short on ideas when I HAVE to make card for a specific...pretty much all the time really!This is brilliant!!

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the background.xxx

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic card Viv. Love the silhouette buildings and the rich background.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Viv, I like the scene and the CAS design
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning background and lovely image.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and amazing background.x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... Love the Background colours... A stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx


Wonderful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Amazing sky on your silhouette skyline Viv


Sarn said...

WOW WOW WOW . . . this is a stunner. Very striking and just perfect for a man. TOP MARKS mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Absolutely stunning scene Viv - love the sunrise or sunset look you achieved behind the wonderful outline.

Great to see you in the Playground yet again - is there something hidden behind the bike shed that I should know about?


Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely snippet card, I like the effect you have got with your inks and dusters - a fabulous night sky , the perfect backdrop for the die cut buildings. Elizabeth xx

Loll said...

LOVE the colours of your beautiful sunset Viv. That is such a cool cityscape die ... just perfect together. The sentiment looks good to me. :) xx

Pat said...

This is a beautiful citiscape Viv, with the lovely night sky behind. I must say I am thinking about getting a Misti too as it makes it much easier to get a perfect result every time, but that saying this looks great to me. x

Melissa L. said...

Gorgeous sunset, Viv. Beautiful layout, perfectly masculine and nicely CAS too. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Love the background effect. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again. Good luck.
- Khushboo Gandhi, DT

Unknown said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! Hope to see you again and good luck! Valentina DT

Jenny Colacicco said...

Wow! This is so impactful - the bright sky against the dark skyline is lovely. Wonderful CAS example and fits the AAA Challenge so well, thank you for sharing Viv! Jenny x

Pia S said...

The colors of the background make this a special and eyecatching design. Nicely done.