Friday, March 1, 2013

Arizona colors

I was really intrigued by this week's "Your State" challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends, so I tried my hand at an idea my friend had while he was visiting. I have some cut-out masks from a cityscape project, and I used that to make a mountain like you see in Arizona. Although I now live in Maryland, I consider Arizona my other home... that's where my folks live, and where I was living when I met my friend. I used the same wood-stamping technique that I used on my Portlandia card to make the little "quail".

Inks: SU! Barely Banana, ColorBox, Versamark watermark ink, Versamark chalk ink
Wood bird used as stamp: Prima
Stamps: sentiment from Verve's Let It Shine set, cactus from My Favorite Things' Fred Bear Out West set, bubble border by Annabelle Stamps
Papers: SU! Whisper White, Core'Dinations
Embossing Powders: ZING! Brown Sugar, Lemonade Scentz by ColorBox  
Dies/Cutting Files: Card frame and Cityscape/Mountains designed in SCAL and cut on my Cricut, Banner die from a•muse studio, Button from SU! Embosslit, scallop scissors for corner rounding

Annabelle Stamps Challenge #157: Sketch
Color Throwdown #231: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade
CAS-ual Fridays #92: Stamp your own background
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 148: Your State

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  1. Your borders look really neat! Very fun card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!

  2. What a fun card! Great design! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  3. Such a different approach to achieving a background or wallpaper.lovely!
    Thanks for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays.

  4. Cool Beans! Love your cityscape, and your frame is awesome!

  5. Great design! Love how you created a frame around your image. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

  6. It's so cool that you used the cityscape to make the desert mountains! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  7. Cool idea to use the cityscape as mountains. Thanks for joining us at the CTD. :)

  8. Cute card! I love the stamped frame and the city scape, and I'm in Arizona! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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