Sunday, January 12, 2014

You colour my world.

Hey there!
Sorry things have been been a little quiet around here lately.... 

We've had family visiting from the U.S. and have been busy with a few things
(including a few projects that I can't share quite yet. ;)  )

However, this afternoon, I finished up a few projects and
we had nothing up, so I decided to make a card for a new challenge blog: 

This is the inspiration photo they posted for their first challenge:

I was totally inspired by this gorgeous photo 
and decided to pull out my PTI City Scene stamps to make my card.


I started with a piece of sweet blush card stock.
I used some watercolour paints to add some grey to the top third of my panel.
Then, I started stamping my buildings along the bottom and moved up
to stamp the next levels while doing some masking.
I added a little cream embossing powder to a couple of buildings.
I stamped my sentiment in black (from PTI's Happy Trails)
and added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins (in Metallic BronzeSand & Espresso.)

We're suppose to share what style we used.... I think I used Clean & Simple, 
but I have to say, I didn't find this card very simple to make. ;)

Thanks for looking!

36 comments:

Sharon Underwood said...

So glad to see you here! I just love all your cards, as you know, but this really fit the challenge! The buildings are perfect, and I like the way you changed the colors among the pieces, added the sequins and put the sentiment across the top. Great card!

Cindy O said...

Your card is gorgeous, Leigh! Love the subtle colors and the variation of stamping and embossing.

Lisa said...

Leigh this is gorgeous! You did a great job with your city scape and the colors!!

Lynn said...

Well hello...this is definitely clean, but I don't think it was simple stamping at all...the end result is incredible Leigh!

merryf said...

Oh my, this is breathtaking. Just beautiful! Boy I want this set!

Megan Carroll said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors you used!

Patti said...

Amazing!! wonderful card : )

MichelleZ said...

This is beautiful. Truly beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Amazing stamping and love the painting on the sky!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very beautiful! I love the city scape you've created!

Joyce said...

Just beautiful, Leigh. I like how you varied the buildings.

Tonya said...

Very pretty! I love that sequins you match the colors! Great job!

Joan B said...

gorgeous

Joni nina Andaya said...

What BEAUTIFUL colors Leigh!!! Love the way you did the scene with buildings so Pretty!!! Love...Love...Love :)

cm said...

Elegant, dreamy...simply beautiful!
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Sue said...

Leigh, this is beautiful. What fabulous use of the colours. The scene you've created is just lovely. Sue xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous watercolored sky, and I love how you layered the buildings! So much great dimension on this card, too...Beautiful take on the challenge!

Andrea Garland said...

Love how you got inspired with the photo it really look like a city scene :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us for the first challenge at The Card Concept!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card with such beautiful colors. Your touch of watercolor is gorgeous.

Deanna Dean said...

Wow! I don't think you could have gotten any closer to the inspiration photo. Leigh this is beautiful. So glad you joined us at The Card Concept.

Geri said...

Hey there neighbor! Isn't it nice to FINALLY get some um...warmer...weather! Quite sad though when we think that -28C is mild!

Your card is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I'm so gland that you are joining us for the first ever Card Concept Challenge!

The detail in the stamping, masking and embossing is spectacular! The soft, muted colors are stunning! And your design takes my breath away!

....totally in awe of your talent :)

alexandra s.m. said...

This is incredibly beautiful!!
Thank You Leigh!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous take on the challenge, Leigh! If only all cities were so pretty!

craftmates said...

Amazing card. Such beautiful colours.- Irma

Marlena M. said...

This is AWESOME Leigh~I love the colors here!

Tara Elias said...

This is an amazing card. I bow to your cards, lol! Just beautiful. I adore that cityscape so much.

Charlene said...

Leigh this card is so pretty!! I love the colors and the sky, great work!!

Teresa Kline said...

luv this....so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lorraine Marasigan said...

I really love this card, Leigh. I've pinned it and even saved it on my phone:) Every once in a while, friends and family will ask me why I moved from a small town to NYC, and its hard for me to convince them that I found comfort in big city life. Your design captures the elegance and peacefulness that I experience...it really touches my heart!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the city skyline you've created with your stamps! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Wow! I was just at the Card Concept blog checking out the entries and yours too my breathe away! This is fantastic. I'm going to be your next follower!

Lindsey said...

This card is absolutely stunning!

karen h said...

Sweet card - love the watercolored background!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can tell that you put a lot of work and effort into this card, even though it looks deceptively easy. It's really stunning, Leigh, and well-deserving of the win at The Card Concept! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

Yay! Congrats on your win at The Card Concept. I'm still amazed by the beauty and depth of this card.