Sunday, 21 April 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

12 comments:

  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!

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  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 :)

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  3. So clever and absolutely fantastic!
    xx

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  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 :)

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  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!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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

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  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!

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  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)

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

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  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.

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

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