Monday, January 15, 2018

Cityscapes, Landscapes & Instagram

The weather has been very wintry here for the last several days. We have snow on the ground and it is cold outside. (The windchill is 10 below zero as I type this post at 9:20pm) I didn't get very much done on Sunday. After working a long week at my day job, I usually need a day to rest and unwind. Since it was so cold, we pretty much snuggled on the couch and watched Suits episodes. Don't judge me, but we are watching them on Amazon for the second time. I'm a "Harvey fan". 

I woke up this morning with some new ideas for cityscapes and another landscape using the Waterfront stamp set. Seriously, you NEED this stamp set! Many times when I come up with a new idea, I post the cards on some demonstrator facebook pages to get feedback before I do a blog post with them. I have to say, all 3 of these samples went over quite well. In fact, the cityscapes went over so well, I am working on a video showing how I made them. 

Don't you just love the sample above?? So artsy and I adore the die cut word! This word die is just one of the 3 in the set called Celebrate You Thinlits Dies in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is a level 2 "freebie". All you have to do is purchase $100 before tax & shipping in order to earn this die set. My online store is here. Once you put your items totaling at least $100 in your shopping cart, you will have the option to list these word dies as your free Sale-A-Bration item. It is item #146840. 

Tried the same "recipe" for the above card, just used different ink colors. I know you can't tell, but I have randomly applied Clear Wink of Stella to the buildings, word and the edge of the black layer. These 2 cityscape cards are stunning in person. 

The above card was inspired by landscape prints I have seen various places online by White Doe Prints. I loved the somewhat contemporary feel to this card. 

As I stated above, I will be filming a video showing how I used the stamps below to create the cityscapes. This set is really a value at only $17!

The other really awesome thing that happened today is that I hit the 500 followers mark on Instagram. If you don't already follow me, please think about doing so. I post some of my random artwork on there that doesn't always make it on to my blog. 

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Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  1. Once again - well numerous times - YOU are so creative! You see so much that the rest of us miss. Thanks for sharing your art with us. Love the ingenious cityscape card.

  2. Can't wait to see the video on how you did these cards

  3. wonderful card samples; I'm a newbee to your blog & can't wait to see more stuff on your blog & instagram; thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I hope I inspire you to try some new things with your stamps.

  4. Wow! Love the cityscape, love the colors and the reflection.

  5. These cards are stunning, amazing, wonderful. You have such a vision for transforming and innovating with this set. Your vision and sharing is greatly appreciated.

  6. I agree , your cards and ideas are remarkable. They are inspiring for all of us!

  7. I'm loving how you are using the Watefront stamp set, so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Kim, I LOVE what you are doing with this set!! I would love to see you use this same technique with watercolor wings or another butterfly set.

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  10. Can't wait to see the video on how you did your city scapes :)

  11. Love Love LOVE the city scenes. Can't wait to see the video!


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