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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fangirl Revealed

My Tropical Hooter teammates at Drunken Stampers are letting me crash their cocktail party this weekend! This week, the challenge is a place: London. Or you could choose to use the colours of the Union Jack -- red, white and blue. 



I decided this was the perfect opportunity to reveal my love of... Doctor Who. Not the original series so much as the recent reboot. Luckily, there are even people I know who might appreciate a Doctor Who card. 



You really can get anything in rubber stamps. Such a perfect rendition of the Tardis! (Don't know what I'm talking about? Really, that's probably a good thing.) And while I realize the Doctor is not really from London, so many of his adventures take place there it seems only fitting. This is probably the most decorated card interior I've ever done:



My second card is not so very different, except that I decided to make my own inked background. I've been having a lot of fun doing this recently, and you'll see more examples soon. This one's not perfect (that line near the bottom is rather annoying), but I decided I could live with it. 


I was going for the "city on fire" look with this background -- how'd I do? I don't have an acrylic block big enough to do a panel this size, so instead I smushed some inks on my stamp positioner square. Then I misted both it and the watercolour paper with water and put them together. A skyline, a popped-up Tardis to the rescue, and done. 
Do you hear London calling? Join the Drunken Stampers this week! 

Supplies: white cardstock, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan patterned paper (1st card), black cardstock & Canson 140 lb watercolour paper (2nd card), Viva Las VegaStamps & Hero Arts International Skyline stamps, Versafine onyx black, Memento nautical blue & Versamark inks (for background: Memento nautical blue, rose bud & tangelo inks), clear embossing powder, dimensionals
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8 comments:

Donna said...

WOW!!! Fantastic job on both of those, you totally got the city on fire impact!! Great job!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Seriously COOL! and I really like the colored version! YOu did an Amazing job on this challenge..smile

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, I never watched Doctor Who but I get it! Your watercoloured sky is really gorgeous.

Violent Kittie said...

I think you did a great job with the inked background. It looks great. Ii can't believe that is the interior of the card either! I think it would be fantastic on its own.

Karen Schroeder said...

OMG! I love the inside of your card! I don't know about you, but the Weeping Angels creep me out. The background is very cool! Dr. Who and your cards rock!

Jessi Fogan said...

omg and a clash reference. I think I may have squeed out loud a little :D

Chris D. said...

Your cards ROCK!!! OMG! There is a Tardis stamp?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! I need that stamp! Love both versions of your cards, and that inside is fantastic!

Barb said...

Love these!!! Awesome designs perfectly stamped :)