So the main reason I’ve delved into the journey of blogging, I must admit, began with this challenge: The Cityscapes are on the Rise at Moxie Fab World. I’ve been perusing Moxie Fab World for far longer than I’d like to admit, since I’ve looked at it but have been too chicken to submit anything. I took the plunge and decided that I need to showcase my work rather than always subjecting my friends to seeing the “new” cards I’ve made!
Why I decided to start with this challenge is still a mystery to me as it was extremely challenging to create a cityscape without a city! I don’t have any stamps or anything even closely resembling city buildings. Whether it was insane or creative is debatable, but I decided to be the architect of my own city out of my scrap pieces. I can honestly say I have a huge respect for real architects and construction people, because what took me hours to assemble and construct, takes them months and even years. I don’t have the patience for that!
My card took way longer than it should have due to the fact that I tried to make each of the buildings as diverse as you would see in a real city. I took painstaking care that they didn’t all look the same. I hand cut the windows on one. On another I used a ribbon punch. For a couple of them I integrated the weave technique without actually weaving them. On one I stamped a square I cut from a larger square border for the windows. You may not be able to see it but the church has little doors that open. I really loved using vellum as the window panes.
My city is clothed in darkness, except for the presence of a full moon (my favorite!). There’s just something intriguing about a city at night. The hustle and bustle has subsided and quiet descends. I created the sky in alcohol inks and used a cuttlebug swirl embossing folder. To me it’s slightly reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night, but of course mine doesn’t even come close!
If you want to join in the fun, which you totally should, then head on over to Moxie Fab World (linked above). Your wildest dreams will come true (sorry I just had to quote Napolean Dynamite)!