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