Sunday, April 21, 2013

Travel Snapshot

This card grew out of a number of challenges.  Firstly, Unscripted Sketches, which I've never played before, being generally sketch-averse.  But this week's Unscripted Sketch, which I saw on my blogfriend Geri's site (she's on the DT) just screamed "washi" at me.

Simon Says challenge this week is Travel/Cityscapes, so out came the French photo-stamp.

The colour scheme at Dynamic Duos this week is Black and Grey, perfect for a photo-style card, with a dessert option of a masculine theme.

And Ardyth at Maskerade has set a fiendish One Layer Card theme.  One layer cards aren't fiendish, I actually like making them.  But this theme is fiendish - A-ok:

Use something on your card that starts with A. An image, colour, word, technique or embellishment. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

So, mine's an image of the Arc de Triomphe.  I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, then drew a pencil frame around the image, stamped washi tape images around, then drew in the frame in the gaps with a black pen and added a grey shadow around the "photo".  I quite like how it turned out so I think I'll make another similar one because this one could have gone into another challenge, but I've bust again.

Arc de Triomphe - Oxford Impressions
Washi tape stamps - Kaisercraft


  1. This is Abundantly Awesome! I didn't mean for it to be fiendish, but I think it must have been, given that only an AMAZING few have participated! But you rocked my challenge and a few more - love the photographic stamp - it really looks like a photo and that washi is amazing! Thanks for playing along!

  2. Astute and so apt, Shirley ... I was going to say clever but thought of A-ok! You're right, now I look at it, the sketch does scream washi ... and you've done it so brilliantly! Anita :)

  3. So clever and absolutely fantastic!

  4. Ditto on the above commments! You have totally nailed the US sketch, rocked Ardyth's A-OK challenge, absolutely without a doubt aced the Dynamic Duo requirements and will make Simon so happy with your tourist attraction/travel scene!

    I'm so glad that you have joined us for this week's Unscripted Sketch challenge :)

  5. Fabulous card!! Love the image and great use of the Washi!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. So very glad to have you join us at Unscripted Sketches ... the washi tape design is brilliant

  7. I love this Shirley - so effective in monochrome! I have the wash tape stamps but haven't used them yet - you've inspired me to ink them up!

  8. What an amazing take on all the challenges, Shirley! I love your washi idea - glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  9. Awesome take on the sketch! Love it! Thanks for playing at US!

  10. Great black and white card and love the washi tape. I love using washi tape. Thanks for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches.

  11. A Top 3 Spot at Unscripted Sketches, Shirley ... congratulations! Anita :)