FYI – Paint the Town

It is time for another For Your Inspiration challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> FYI41.

FYI Challenge #41

I love the perspective of this image – looking down the long line of buildings. And the reflection in the water is wonderful. The colors also captured me – browns and orange even in the sky.

Oh my – so many ways to interpret the inspiration photo. I finally landed on using a city scene and a “paint the town red” concept.

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Paint the Town

I stamped both the cityscapes from the stamp set (used masking). Then I used Cherry ink to “paint” the town. I tested a few colors to see how they would look when watercolored because so many will lighten up considerably – Cherry actually came out like a dark pink and that suited my needs.

To add the glitter to the painting, I used my craft mat to mix up a drop of Tombow glue with water and painted that onto the panel and then spooned on glitter. I did rub it in a bit and then let it set. Once it was dry I went over it with a dry brush to get rid of any stray pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure you check out the other design team members:
Debbie
Michelle
Mynnette
Regina
Rochelle
Rudlis
Sara
Steph
Vicki

I hope you join us at For Your Inspiration!

A Little About the Challenge: The For Your Inspiration challenge is posted the first and third Thursday of every month; each challenge is open for two weeks. To play, use the photo to inspire you and create a card – very simple! Make sure you tell us in your blog post how you were inspired!

Let’s Party
Stamps: Metropolis, Spring Fling, Word Salad (Paper Smooches);
Ink/Card Stock: Cherry ink, Melon Mambo (StampinUp); Black (Memento); White;
Other: markers (Copics); glitter;

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