Monday, 18 July 2016

Art for Art's Sake

Morning all. 
The sun has burnt off most of this mornings mist and the temperature has rocketed.
So it means curtains and blinds closed to keep the heat out, we British are never satisfied!
Anyway, while I was taking refuge from yesterday's heat I had time for a little play in the craft room.
My friend Cornelia sparked an idea with her card for HLS dies at the beginning of the month, then last night I saw my friend Loll's card and she also reminded me of the photo at Inkspiration.
So here is the result.

I'd seen a painting of a city skyline using a loose water colour technique. When I saw Cornelia's card, it reminded me of it and then with Loll's it firmed up my idea.
From a couple of Post its I cut a skyline stencil using my MFT die then attached it with the sticky strip to a piece of  white card, masking the top of the card with some more.
I then washed some plain water in the gaps of my stencil then sprinkled some turquoise Brusho onto the panel, followed by a spray of a mixture of water and Prussian Blue Brusho. Standing it on it's side I let the water dribble down before removing the Post it stencil and letting it dry. 
The sentiments are from Woodware and STAMPlorations.

Thanks for the inspiration Loll and Cornelia!

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. What a great technique to create a stunning card. The trickles of ink make me think of the old song Macarthur Park..... Macarthur is melting in the dark, all the sweet green icing running down..... only this time the icing is blue!

  2. Hey Julie!! Great colors and movement. I love the sentiment as well. Nice done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  3. This turned out so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week, Julie!

  4. GOR-GEOUS! Now this is an artsy card! LOVE how you let the brushos flow down your card front. Amazing design, amazing colours. xx

  5. Wow..this is so so it.

  6. Great water color look, very artsy and pretty! The skyline image is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  7. Great card, love the watercolor background and city-scape :)

  8. What a great watery effect, Julie. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.


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