Monday, March 5, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Rainy Cityscape using Tim Holtz Products

This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is "whatever the weather."  We're also featuring Tim Holtz products.  I used some of my favorite new and old Tim products to make this rainy cityscape with a reassuring message.


I started by stamping the background.  I used a stamp from the Remnants set and covered it with black acrylic paint.  I spritzed the paint with water, then stamped it twice- side by side.  Before it dried, I sprinkled on some Brushos and gave it another spritz.  This is the result:

Next I covered one of the Halftone and Rings stamps with embossing ink and stamped it onto the background panel.  Then I heat-embossed it with white powder.

I painted inside the circles with acrylic paint (white, then colors) and added the cityscape to the bottom, which I painted pink and black.  Then I drizzled down some Inkredible ink by Jane Davenport.  I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and glued it onto the card.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you interpret our theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work of art Andrea! I love the dark colours and all the background details, I would hang this on the wall! It's absolutely fabulous!! LOVE it :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. I love this, Andrea! I love the bright colors emerging out of the dark colors. It's like the light shining through the darkness. It's fabulous!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. The stamp is awesome! What a great effect, I thought you white embossed it! That's a surprise! Love your brave projects experimenting with bold and vibrant colors with a lot of strong black. Hugs, Marzena

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  4. "Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding." Art & Fear ISBN 0-9614547-3-3 David Bayles & Ted Orland

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  5. Wow.. the rainy cityscape creation is truly awesome, Andrea. The colors and patterns are fantastic! :)

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  6. Ooh, the moody side of the city! This totally evokes memories of walking around SF corporate districts early on a rainy weekend morning with nobody out and about... reality is a bit altered. Cool project!

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  7. this is amazing Andrea, love the dark moody cityscape with pops of glorious colour, hugs kath xxx

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  8. This is another fantastic project, Andrea! I love the fact that you've used this cityscape in such a different way to anyone else, the colours are fabulous and you've captured the moody feel of a metropolitan city so well! :)

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  9. Wow! You do the dark side so well, Andrea, and even fit in the bright color pops! Very expressive piece, and I love your words, so so true! Wonderful, atmospheric work. hugs, Maura

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  10. Wow, i can say this is my new favorite of your projects! love this dark background, love the technique, love the bright colors!White stamp is the perfect touch! Wonderful project!

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  11. This is so cool, Andrea! Love that you've used so much black! And that combined with those bold bright colors is amazing! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. such an intense project! Love the dark theme with these spots of bright color. It creates so much drama , perfect for the wonderful (and powerful) quote you choose!
    Well done dear Andrea, you are a master!

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