Here are two village-themed cards and one that uses up a bit more of my Inka Gold background from my UFO box.
First up a standard-sized card:
I used a starry dp for the background and added glitter to the village. I like it framed in the circle, but also like using the whole village die spread across a card like this one:
Every so often if I'm in a stationery store, I pick up some single envelopes in different sizes. And occasionally they work better for a certain image. The full Memory Box village die will barely fit on a standard A2 card and I wanted to use its proportions in a way that I found more visually appealing so I made my card 6"x4" as I had a stray envelope that would fit that size of card. It worked perfectly for the full village die, allowing for good proportions of die cut area to sky. A long ago boyfriend of mine was an excellent photographer and he taught me that photos of landscapes should never have the horizon in the middle - it should always be one third / two thirds.
The sky is the polished stone technique using various shades of blue alcohol ink and silver mixative on glossy cs.
It's popped up on foam foam to give it dimension from the card base.
I used the same size envelope and card base for this next card, but in a vertical orientation:
I made it for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration I chose was from this journal entry with its photos and sketches of tall pine or cedar trees in the mountains like the left hand side of this one:
It appealed because the journal entry was about traveling in Washington and British Columbia (where I live). And it made me think of my Tim Holtz stamp of tall trees. I used a leftover piece of smooshed Inka Gold background from my UFO box, embossed in green the tall Tim Holtz trees and sentiment, and popped it up on fun foam.
That's it for crafting for today! I'm now heading out into the garden to do some spring tidy-up as it's a gorgeous afternoon.
Village in Round Circle:
|Stamps: Paper Smooches sentiment|
|Paper: white cs, Paper Co. dp|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: ColorBox Colonial blue|
|Accessories: Memory Box village die, Spellbinders circle die, embossing powder, Quickie glue pen, white glitter|