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Friday, January 17, 2014

Ode to Sleepless in Seattle

This week over at Color My Heart, our challenge is to use the following colors: Cranberry, Juniper, Smokey Plum, Sunset, and Honey.  Paying tribute to my (almost) home town by way of the movie "Sleepless in Seattle", I made this card:


Remember when the Empire State Building lights up while Meg Ryan and her thinks-he's-funnier-than-he-really-is fiance (played by Bill Pullman) are having dinner? She see's the heart and says, "It's a sign."  Well...I'm hoping I can channel enough energy via my screaming and general lunacy to "give a sign" to my beloved Seahawks and cheer them to the NFC Championship on Sunday.

But enough about Seattle and football.  Here are the card details (all supplies in italics are CTMH):

  • Stamp set: Cityscapes
  • Ink pads: Black pigment, Juniper, Sunset, Smokey Plum, Honey
  • Marker: Cranberry, White gel pen (to create "stars")

I stamped the city skyline in Black pigment ink because I wanted full, rich coverage. I had to wait about fifteen minutes before putting my masks over the top to sponge the sky, but it was worth the time and effort.  I used a sponge dauber for the Honey colored "lights" in the buildings.  I wasn't terrible fussy about getting good coverage because a little shade variation made it more interesting. The sky was done with dye ink pads and sponge daubers to give it a streaky effect.

The final step was to mount the image onto a white mat and foam mount it onto a white card.  The white mat against white card is just classy looking.

I'm going to stretch just a little and link this to the Heart2Heart challenge.  This week's assignment is to use the letters C-T-M-H in your project.

C=Cityscapes stamp set
T=Twilight...not the ink color but the image is a city at twilight.  (Told you I was going to stretch a little.)
M=Masking technique
H=Heart

And now back to our regularly scheduled lunacy...

GO HAWKS! GO HAWKS! GO HAWKS! GO HAWKS!

Until next time,
Becca

10 comments:

  1. I'm very impressed with your technique skills that you used on this card, Becca. It turned out very classy indeed. And I do love that movie (but what woman doesn't?)!

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  2. Awesome card and technique. Way to go on your interpretation of using C.T.M.H. in your project. I love the movie and love how you used the Cityscapes Stamp Set. Cool shads evening light colors.
    Thank you for participating with us this week at Heart2Heart Challenges.
    Sandra V.~ H2H Monthly Scrapbooking Challenges

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  3. Well I'm glad I convinced you to buy this stamp set, because I love what you've done with it! Love the sunset. And I just KNEW it was a tribute to Sleepless in Seattle before I read your description. LOVE IT!

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  4. Your card is beautiful! It's great all the touches were worth the time!

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  5. WOWZERS…great card. I love everything about it. You are very talented. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

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  6. Fabulous card! And I didn't even notice the heart on the building until I read the post.

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  7. Stunning use of colours, and great inspiration for the Cityscapes stamp set. Love that set! And you always have such great attention to detail. NICE!

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  8. Love this card, and what a cool tribute to the movie!

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