Monday, October 8, 2018

Cityscape at Night Halloween card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Cityscape".

This month is Halloween all the way for me. So I went for a cityscape Halloween style at night time. I started using a page from an old Dutch book and glued it with Collage Medium on a piece of Neenah cardstock. As a top layer I used Clear Gesso. This is really amazing stuff, it's almost impossible to notice that there is a layer  of Gesso on it. The effect on a layer of Clear Gesso with Distress Ink is almost the same as Distress Oxide, it gives it a chalky look. The only difference is that Oxide has Pigment and therefore has a covering property.


To create some interest in the background, I used the Shattered stencil with Distress Ink Black Soot. I used hair spray as a layer of varnish, but unfortunately it didn't work as well as I had hoped. It works perfectly with Perfect Pearls. But it gave me a nice splatter effect, so I'm happy, and it smells nice too LOL! Over it I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder Storm Cloud and Infusions Black Knight and In The Navy. I gave the Cityscape Metropolis set some color with Antique Brilliance Mystic Turquoise Wax and Distress Ink and Oxides. In order to recreate the effect of lights in the buildings, I used Gold Foil Cardstock (thanks, Frederique!).




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Lorraine A said...

Love this card Sandra!! the cityscape is fabulous and I love the background, very spooky :-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Terry said...

Hey Sandra, geweldig mooi weer hoor meis, toppie je cityscape, mooie achtergrond en de kleurtjes ook erg mooi gedaan. Liefs Terry xxx

Unknown said...

Sandra, this is absolutely fabulous. This has the best spooky going on, and your glow windows in the buildings is genius. I am totally in love with the moon, but is it a stamp or just another media element? You rocked the challenge. PS.... I always love your choice of music in your videos.

Macarena said...

Oh my, this is lovely. The dark cloudy sky is so creepy and the buildings a bit scary, too. A hair spray, really? You teach me something new and surprising every single Monday! Love this card! Hugs, Marzena

Barbara said...

I think this is one of my new favorite of yours! I'm in love with the moon! i adore it! fabulous design as always Sandra! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

love that beautiful moody moonlit sky, hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a stunning creation, Sandra. The Halloween theme and the background you created are fantastic! :)

Maura said...

Awesome Halloween card, Sandra! I especially love your moon, it is so realistic! Maura

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool Sandra!! I love the spooky sky with that fantastic moon and all the wonderful textures. Hugs!!