Castle Scene Card

Hello, hello! First of all, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but… Can you believe that half of 2016 has passed us by? Where has it gone?

That’s right – time to review those resolutions we made early of the year! Here in New Zealand, June is also the beginning of winter which fortunately (for me) was milder than the year before. I grew up in a tropical country where there was sun all year round, and rain every other day. So, no, I did not take winter as graceful as I thought I would. This time around, I vow to myself that I shall behave the way a young lady should and celebrate winter in style (in my world, that means losing the bubble jacket at least once a week)!

Back to the card. When I first laid eyes on the set Hot Stuff, I envisioned a scene with the critters climbing on a rugged cobblestone wall of a medieval castle. Now you are probably wondering why they have to be on their bellies when they have wings – that is how my weird mind works so we will just have to roll with it! I did a rough sketch of a tower on a piece of watercolour paper, and stamped the critters in Antique Linen with some masking.

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Watercolouring is not my forte but I chose to watercolour the entire card with distress inks because practice makes perfect, right? The colours used for the critters were Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn and Spiced Marmalade. The cobblestone wall was painted in Hickory Smoke with some hint of Antique Linen and I outlined the images in Tumbled Glass. The balloon was colored in Candied Apple on a scrap piece of watercolour paper, fussy cut and then popped up with some foam tapes. I then trimmed my card down using a stitched frame die, mounted it onto a black scalloped border card stock followed by a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ mint card base.

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For added interests, I coated the horns and spikes of the critters as well as the balloon with Glossy Accents. The sentiment was from the set Better Together stamped in Hickory Smoke for a subtle look.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Hugs, Michelle

CHALLENGES

This card is also in the following challenges:

CASometry Challenge 2: Make Five – Stage Three

Time Out Challenge #58: Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

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Simon Says Wedesday Challenge: Mask It

Freshly Made Sketches #239

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SUPPLIES

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