Saturday, 20 May 2017

Guest Spot at Inkspirational

My card was one of those picked at Inkspirational for the word prompt
'Connect' and later they asked if I would like to participate in this weeks

 It's always so very exciting when you get an email from a Challenge Blog and you are asked to participate in a future challenge as a Guest Designer. I get so excited and cant wait to tell my husband and my kids and then they look at me like 'ohhh thats nice'. They just don't get it. Then of course reality sets in. I have to do a particular card, not just any card......and then its time to decide what do.

This was a card that took a lot of thinking from me. I looked it up and decided to go with the first definition.

  1. 1
    in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.
    "the urban population"
    synonyms:built-uptowncity, inner-city, densely populated, townified, citifiedmetropolitansuburbannon-ruralMore
  2. 2
    denoting or relating to popular dance music of black origin.
    "hip-hop's traditionally urban vibe"

The stamp I have used here is a Penny Black, one of three in the set which has the four houses you see at the front bottom row. After stamping that image, I used masks to add more, moving them around for a bit of variety. I stamped in waterproof ink.

I have very loosely painted using zigs watered down considerably and a brush to add the colours.

I love the sentiment I decided to use and stamped then die cut with stitched tag die. I spent more time trying to work out where to place the sentiment than painting it, I think. Anyway it went with my idea of urban, lots of houses and a sort of 'where'sWally' idea as in 'wherever you are!!'

I hope this gives you an idea or two and you participate in the challenge over at Inspirational. Don't forget to check out what the Design Team have made.

 Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


  1. Such a colorful, fun card! Great job with masking and I love the sentiment, it matches the card perfectly! Thanks for being our GD at Ink!

  2. I'm amazed at how skillfully you've made this card - the masking, the colouring with Zigs as watercolours - it looks seamless! I love thos e beautiful colours , this must be the prettiest city on earth! Thank you for being our Guest at Inkspirational.

  3. I hear you, no pressure like that from ourselves and to have those that would be inspired.... my hubby doesn't 'get it' either lol. You have totally grasped the inspiration and so super fun to have those bright coloured houses, it's urban and FAB!

  4. Oh wow! Ignore your hubby and kids and listen to us who think it's amazing, which it is. So bright and cheerful. I instantly thought of Karl Urban..... I wonder how I'd make a card with him on it.... xx

  5. Wonderful take on the word prompt! Those bright and colourful houses are so cute.

  6. What a fab card and I love those pretty coloured houses.

  7. We are so pleased you joined is as our GG and what an amazing card, I adore the masking, so good and so precise. Wonderful colourful card x

  8. Your houses were perfectly masked to give the village effect. LOVE this, Aileen. Thanks for taking the time to be our Guest Designer at Inkspirational xx

  9. Congratulations on your guest spot, Aileen! and for constructing this fabulous neighborhood!!! I've chosen my house ... right next to yours - with so many of my faves in the other - we'd get nothing done!!!

  10. Congratulations on your GDT spot. Love this card with all those cheery houses. Cara x

  11. Well my friend, CONGRATULATIONS on being asked to be a Guest Designer at INKSPIRATIONAL.
    Your card is fabulous, love all of those beautiful and colorful little houses, perfectly masked.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  12. Congrats on the Guest spot, Aileen!! Your card is just so fabulous and fun! Love how you've created the mini city!!
    xx Ashwini

  13. Great stamping, masking and coloring, Aileen. You did good as a guest designer.

  14. Congrats on your guest spot!!! Such a fun card, Aileen! I love how you masked and varied the houses on each row and how you colored them with your Zig markers...Awesome!

  15. Congratulations on being the guest very well deserved. Great masking and layout on this fun card and so perfect for the urban theme x

  16. Love this card! I like those prettily coloured houses. There's quite a bit of work and colouring to this image and you aced it! Congrats on the guest DT position too.

  17. I once met the term "golden city". Your card represents the city of dreams. Colorful and friendly. I would like to live in such :-)) Beautiful, optimistic card.
    BożenA xoxo


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