Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sunset Silhouette

Hi and welcome to another Paper Players challenge.  This week Nance has come up with a fun color challenge:



And here's my card:


I decided to get the paintbrush and water out and tried to come up with a watercolored background using Dried Marigold and Barn Door distress inks - the closest matches to Calypso Coral and Real Red.  I deliberately tried to water down the red color to give more of a pink-y look.  

Once that had dried, I die cut the Cityscape Nightline out of black cardstock and the Cityscape Silhouette out of white cardstock and glued them together.  Once I had that adhered to the watercolored piece, I stamped the greeting from Communique Curves in black ink.

As you can see from the photo above, the watercolor paper has warped the card base somewhat so it's going back under something heavy to flatten out :)



Thanks for visiting.  The design team have used these colors in wonderful ways, so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Communique Curves (PTI)
Ink:  Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Archival Black
Cardstock:  Black, white, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Cityscape Nightline, Cityscape Silhouette dies (Memory Box)

Cheers
Karren



21 comments:

Lyn said...

This is awesome and I really love the colours you have done your background with

Hannelie said...

Karren your watercolor sky looks so beautiful!
Well done! Love this colors, think I must play along this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a gorgeous background you've created - your silhouette skyline just pops off the card!

SonjaK said...

Wow, what a dramatic sky. This is so beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my that sky is,gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome sky, Karren! WOW!

Nance Leedy said...

I am speechless, Karren. Your take on the colors is sooooo creative and gorgeous. LOVE the skyline and sunset you've created. Just stunning. What a wonderful way to show off these colors. Great job!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous watercolored sky, Karren! The perfect backdrop for your elegant cityscape.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your watercolor sky is just beautiful. Love the cityscape and the white lit windows. It is a wonderful creation!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karren
Fabulous card... Stunning...
Hugs Sylvie xx

LeAnne said...

What a cool, trendy card! I love that you created a non-Valentine, too! Your watercolor background is VERY cool!

laurie said...

I love your take on the challenge. What a beautiful scene!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, what an amazing look this is. Your sponged sky is fabulous!

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful! I was instantly reminded of the saying, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight." I love your watercolored card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, Karren! What a stunner of a card! That sponged sky is gorgeous, as is that awesome skyline. Way to rock the colors this week! :)

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Pretty water coloring! I love the look, it's right on trend today!

Ann Schach said...

Love it, Karren! This is an example of clean and simple at its best!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This card is stunning!

Jaydee said...

Karren, that sunset background with the bold citiscape in front of it is fabulous. makes my CAS loving heart so happy :-)
hugs
jaydee

Claire Broadwater said...

CAS perfection!!!!!!! I LOVE the city scape! Gorgeous background, too! Perfect card! XX

Joanne James said...

Another fantastic CAS card Karren! I love that watery sunset - so atmospheric behind the silhouette of the buildings.