Queens Cutie

I have another Urban Scene to show of today for the Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty joint release blog hop! After all, another journal page is so much better to land upon than a colorless paper test. LOL This one was also inspired by many of those on the blog hop and I had to try out some of the new ideas I saw along the way!

The basic inspiration for my project came from Vicky as I was totally intrigued by the way she used the chain link fence and the city skyline sentiment – I loved that and such a brilliant idea! I merged the images together using layers and used gradation to go from the black sentiment down to the white ground. (Which by the way, I discovered the chain link fence can be merged so tightly together which is so smooth!) I figured merging the image might save me from coloring behind the fence… however, I ended up doing that for the sky anyway. C’est la vie!

For my project I used Kenny K’s Queens Cutie, Cityscape Saying from Whimsy Stamps and elements from the Urban Street Collection from Make it Crafty. When I color a Kenny K image the first thing I do is Google Annika‘s blog to look for inspiration and I’m so glad she had this one colored too. I love the brown colors she used but felt in the mood to use other colors – after all, I can’t copy her 100% all the time, right?

I colored the bench with inspiration from Zoe and Marlene‘s projects and I liked how they made it look like a wood bench instead of concrete… and because most city things are green (don’t know why) I chose to color a green city bench. ;D Unfortunately by time I got to the boom box I was plum tuckered and just wanted to get it finished – maybe later on I’ll color up another one and dimensional it on top of this one to cover it up. That’s my tip for the week! ;D

13 thoughts on “Queens Cutie

  1. Barbara I don't know where to begin, this is gobsmakingly awesome…..I am not worthy of your kind words hun, you really have thrown me here……you begger xxxxxLeaving in Awe and in shock…lol xxxx

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  2. Oh Barbara, your scene has such atmosphere, it's wonderful. Vicky had such a brilliant idea with the fence and skyline, and i love how you've taken it up and made this. The both of you are awe-inspiring. CoB

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  3. I too loved Vicky's idea of the skyscrapper sentiment behind the fence and just love how you gradiated the background, think you should also do a tutorial, lol. Another AWESOME page, I don't know where you find the time! You rock girl!Hugs Tracy x

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  4. Totally AMAZING!!! Love the graduation of black to white with the sentiment – would have no idea how to do that! And I personally can't see anything wrong with yourboom box – they aren't that exciting to look at IRL – LOL. And the green – I think it's to give the impression of a garden in an urban setting – even though we ALL know it don't work!!! Awesome job yet again!xXx

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  5. WOWWWWWWEEEEEE Barbara, I don't even know what to say…. Holy Smokes… This is beyond A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!Truly inspirational, I don't think I could even attempt to create something even remotely as awesome as this is.Thanks for Sharing.Hugs,Lynda

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