Monday, 1 November 2010

Industrial Monday!

Monday means a new Compendium challenge from "the book" this week, and this week, Linda sent us to page 54.  As usual there are some amazing prizes on offer, this week from eclectric Paperie and Tim and Mario themselves - so I'm keeping my fingers crossed more than usual!!

I can't tell you how I carried out the technique, for that you need the book, but I used silver, gold and copper AI's and my brand new "town houses" on the edge die.  I've been eagerly waiting for this since I pre-ordered it, and it arrived today!!

Once I had "decorated" the town houses (on grungepaper) I inked a card with chipped sapphire DI and spritzed it with water for a kind of starry night sky look (not sure if it's really worked).  I looked EVERYWHERE in my Christmas stamp collection for a santa sleigh pulled by reindeer stamp but couldn't find one - so used Tim's reindeer and a small text stamp, from Tim's 100th set.  Santa is coming, he's just out of sight still!!

If I can persuade the houses to stay stuck to the card, it's another one off the list for Christmas (and to answer Carmen's comment the other day, no, I have a few more to do yet - quite a few!!)

Thanks Linda, for another great week!

19 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Wow that die is fabulous and looks great with this weeks technique and I love the blue. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant,hun just love what you have created,here hugs cheryl xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love this, colours are fab.

Lori said...

Ok, pure genius using the reindeer over the houses, Helen, genius. Looks just like Christmas eve night! lol! And of course, I always love the blues....

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, this was one of those "love at first sight" cards for me-- what a DARLING work of art! I love the industrial grunge technique on that townhouse die-- brilliant!!! And the reindeer flying overhead are adorable-- more fun, I think, that the standard Santa's sleigh would have been.

Did I mention that I love this??

By the way, yes, the starry night sky effect worked beautifully!

This card is GUARANTEED to delight whoever receives it! You knocked this Challenge outta the park, girlfriend!

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh boy! I adore your sentiment with this concept! And those town houses ... EXCELLENT!

Everything here, in fact, is outstanding ... including your Milky Way sky!

craftytrog said...

This is fabulous Helen! The background, the stamping, & those grungy houses, are all utterly brilliant! xx

Neet said...

Looks Brilliant! Good Luck!

Thanks for the comment on my ArtsyCrafts weekend - you won't regret going on one - get saving LOL - and in answer to your query - yes, I had a good spend. How can you not do with such fab goodies on sale.

Kim said...

This is a great technique for that die! Very nice card.

Sherry said...

Oh that die is wonderful!!! Love what you've done with it too. I think the starry sky worked!

Lena said...

Lovely card!Beautiful grungy houses and groovy style - like it alot!

Yelowflower said...

Wow, that turned out so well!! haven't had a chance to work on mine yet, soon.

MarleneMAZ said...

Your card is great! so jealous that you have that die :) haven't seen it over here yet.

Plume said...

Oh that die looks great in this creation. Love the colours and the townhouses done in the grunge style.

Netty said...

This is terrific Helen your industrial grunge really rocks on these great town houses. Love the blue background and the reindeers as well. Brilliant card.
Annette x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, the reindeers look perfect and it's too early for Santa anyway!

donna said...

I love that townscape die. Your background is amazing and the reindeer look perfect!

Sue West said...

Totally fabulous card. That die is great and those reindeer are lovely.
Sue x

Shelann said...

Nice use of the rickety houses.