.... the challenge at For Your Inspiration - FYI#11 has the most wonderful photograph to inspire us.
It really is a stunning photo, but it's taken me ages to come up with a card. At first I was going to have a go at doing reflections - but I changed my mind. Instead I decided to focus on the gorgeous shades of blue and green in the picture and on the lovely symmetrical shape of the buildings and their reflection.
I've been playing with alcohol inks a lot this week - it's very messy, but lots of fun - and I have to thank Chrissie and Mandi - I've only starting using these inks because of this week's challenge at Less is More - check it out.
I used alcohol inks in green and blue on a large sheet of acetate, the aim being to create a feeling of water. I attached the acetate to my card base using brads. I used a piece of satin ribbon and made a ruffle effect - sort of representing the white of the clouds. Then I used my Labels 20 nesties to cut a large mat in blue holographic card - to represent the sky and sort of take on the shape of the buildings. I also cut a smaller layer in white card to which I added shades of blue and then stamped on a bold, but simple sentiment. I'm pleased with the end result, but I wasn't sure that I'd get a card done before the deadline!!
Stamps: Hobby Art - Happy Birthday
Inks: Adirondacks Alcohol Ink - Citrus, Pool, Sail Boat Blue
Spellbinders: Labels 20 (S5-026) # 3 and 4
Accessories: Card, holographic card, acetate and ribbon from stash
I'm off to the hospital to see the physiotherapist about my knee. I've been doing the exercises they gave me and I've been having no problems at all walking, so all being well I won't have to see them again.
I think that's likely to be all for today. See you all tomorrow.