Friday, 18 March 2016

Caseing Cornelia

Good evening folks.
Spring sunshine appears to have disappeared and been replaced by grey skies and chilly breezes. So much for the supposed meteorological beginning of spring!
My bloggy friend Cornelia (Stempel Spass) has her first post as DT @ MUSE at Christmas Visions this week. She made a stunningly beautiful, inked card to inspire us, so it would be churlish not to take part, especially as I won their guess the new DT member draw!
So here is my card


inspired by this wonderful creation.


Mine is more English winter evening than Arabian nights as I don't have anything like the fun die cut she used. I built up my scene using three layers of MB Country Landscape in three shades of black. I once heard a friend in the textile dye trade remark that there were nearly 400 shades of black, when I complained about black being difficult to match up! Anyway the different tones here give a little bit of depth to my scene. 
I left the sun out of my interpretation and added a warm glow to the windows in the houses. The star was drawn freehand over my inked panel with a white gel pen as were the tiny stars and the star light on the side of the trees and roofs. My inked panel,Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves DI, is the base card and the top panel was stamped with the same greeting and finally popped up on pads over the top.

I'm joining in over at-

   

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, Julie! Lovely silhouette. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

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  2. These cards are fabulous!Thanks for sharing at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  3. Oh my, totally in love with this!!! A stunning night scene you have created here! I am so delighted you are playing along with us at MCV! You cards are always a treat! Have a great weekend with lots of crafty time :)

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  4. Beautiful card Julie. love every inch.

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  5. Love the background. Great use of colour.

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  6. Holy smoke Julie!! This is amazing, love the scene, the rich colours of the night sky and your white pen has worked wonders. Pleased to hear Max is responding to the meds, mind you an examination by Steve Leonard would lift anyone's spirits!! xx

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  7. I love this and the beautiful night time sky. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Also, your card has been featured on our Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/christmascardchallenges/

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  8. Gorgeous, Julie...absolutely gorgeous!!
    ~c

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  9. Beautiful job! I love this card too! :)

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  10. Love your velvety night sky! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Julie!

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  11. Beautiful interpretation of Cornelia's amazing card, Jules. Love the colours you've used for your sky. xx

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  12. WOW!! That sky is stunning!! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  13. Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the inky sky and your black silhouette die cuts are so striking against your sky.

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  14. LOVE the nighttime sky! Gorgeous card~

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  15. In awe of your inking with distress inks and the white gel pen ...I never get it to look like yours! really beautiful scene x

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  16. This is such a great take on the Muse card, wonderful!

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  17. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  18. Fantastic card love the night scene. Love Alison x

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  19. WHat a beauty!! Totally love this card Julie! :)
    Suchi xx

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  20. Beautiful inking, Julie. I love that you made an English village. I had to improvise on my card too.

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  21. Beautiful card! Love how you added white highlights to the houses and trees!

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  22. Such a pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Little Tangles Challenge.

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