Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Cold City Scene for a Cold Country Day



Hello friends!

It's cooooooold outside!! So even though I am starting to think spring thoughts, and green hills are appealing to me more than the white hills I've been making for the past three months, I had to make a Christmas card :)

I got a MISTI this past week. OOOOOOH I can't tell you how much I love this little ingenious creation!! I knew I would like it before I ordered it. You don't pay that much for something you're not pretty darn sure you're going to like.... but.... I had no idea how much I was going to LOVE it! Oh it's fun people, really fun! I have figured out so many ways to use it that are not even mentioned on Youtube! I've been MISTing for days now and I can't stop!!

Anyway, City Scene is one of my favorite Papertrey Ink stamp sets, which is kind of funny seeing how I live in the middle of nowhere country and love it :D But it is, and I it's one of the first stamp sets I thought of when the MISTI arrived. I could just imaging stamping all those little buildings with their multiple overlays just perfectly! And I did! :) I stamped lots! So now I have a whole bag of little buildings to play with when I need them :)



So you already know that I had plenty of buildings and trees all stamped and cut out ready to go here, so all I needed to do next was to watercolor a nice wintery sky for a background. After that dried, I stamped the sentiment and added the buildings and trees with foam tape.  Easy fun little card!

Supplies:
City Scene- Papertrey Ink
Happiest of Holidays- Papertrey Ink

I am missing my Festive Friday really bad, since it is on hold for this year. I love to make Christmas cards all year, and have more Christmas stamps than any other, so my plan is to make and post a Christmas card each week. I'll have my own Festive Friday each week or perhaps a Festive Tuesday or Festive Wednesday, whichever day works best, but I hope to have one each week. 

Okay, thank you all so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm if you're like me, living in winter wonderland right now :)

Hugs,

Kay :)




32 comments:

  1. This is a terrific city scene, Kay! I love how you inked the background. Those colors are glorious. I'm so sorry you are missing your Christmas card challenges, but I think going ahead to have your own little party sounds like a great idea. Have fun with that. I have to confess that I am a bit perplexed over the hoopla for the Misti. You aren't the first person I've heard of that is raving about it. I guess I just don't get it. But I am very happy for you that you own it and are loving it. If it helps with your love of stamping, that's awesome! I probably shouldn't question it. :) Thanks for sharing your lovely card and have a great weekend. Stay warm and toasty!

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  2. Great cityscape Kay - I love the buildings popping off the artsy watercoloured sky!
    I'm looking forward to carrying on making for my own personal Festive Friday (or a.n.other-day!) too this year. Though my blog has been a bit neglected lately due to lack of photo-inspiration in dull lighting. Fortunately, not a lack of inspiration for crafting though, so I'm off to try some watercolour skies in funky shades ;) Rx

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  3. WOW,just WOW,Kay!!! The colors are amazing!! Beautiful watercolored background!! Stunning card,Kay!!!

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  4. What a pretty winter scene, love the sky!! Oh the Misti...what to do, what to do!!

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  5. Fab little scene, I love it.
    Been on the fence about the Misti so thanks for the review... think I'm gonna get it!

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  6. Oh, this is gorgeous! And I'm so glad to know that you love the MISTI because mine just arrived too! But I forgot to order the cleaner magnets and grid - so I'm still waiting to play.
    LOVE the soft sky and stunning city scene! And I think seeing one of your Christmas cards each week will be a treat to look forward to!

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  7. Your water colored sky is absolutely perfect with your city scene, Kay! I love the blend of colors...a true winter sky, and I love the color combo with the buildings and trees :)
    I'm so glad you've endorsed the Misti...it's on my wishlist for sure, and now I know I will love it! Have a great weekend...Hugs, xo

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  8. Oh m'gosh! This turned out just gorgeous! Love, love the background sky and the little city scene is perfect. Guess the Misti is definitely worth it :) And love the idea of a weekly Christmas card.

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  9. Gorgeous, Kay and I agree so easy with MISTI!!! LOVE mine too!

    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards. You can always play along with Merry Monday each week too. ;)

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  10. Love your card! Would you consider doing a video to show the tips and tricks you have discovered with the MISTI? Thanks.

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  11. I need to try to play along with you weekly for Christmas cards too...Definitely missing Christmas cards. Your card is gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful card, those buildings look fabulous. Thanks for the great review of the MISTI, it is on my wish list. Matter of fact, I might get it for my birthday in April -- my gift from myself!

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  13. MISTI is amazing and I agree so many ways to use this that are not even shared yet! It's the best on the city , I never could get them perfectly straight until the MISTI. Love this cold city scene ..... perfect!

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  14. Forgot to say how much I love your beautiful background !!!!

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  15. Wow, this is just fantastic, Kay! Your sky is wonderful.
    Please do a little tutorial about lining up die cut pieces, because I can't fathom how you would do that on the misti.

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    1. I am going to do that Richard! I'll have it posted soon! :)

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  16. Kay, even the snow weary couldn't resist this darling card. I love the chilly winter color framing the scene. In fact, I linked this blog piece on my blog with hopes others will come visit and enjoy this card as much as I do. This is just a cute as can be!

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  17. Love this card and buildings are perfectly stamped! I just got a MISTI too! I have not tried it yet, I hope you will share some of your new tricks! Oh and your background is beautiful!!

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  18. Beautiful background with lovely city scene, Kay! I'm hearing great things about the MISTI. I must check it out! Have a great weekend, hugs!:-)

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  19. Awesome card! Love the city scene.

    I was wondering what happened to Festive Friday....I miss it!

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  20. Beautiful card!! Love the city scene that you created!! wow!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous Kay. I love the background and the fun scene you've created.

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  22. This is wonderful, Kay! Such a pretty winter scene with your lovely watercolored background.

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  23. Wow! This is one of my favorite cards of yours by far. This is simply AMAZING!!!

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  24. Hi Kay - so fun to read/feel your excitement coming through your post for the Misti! Love your scene! I have a 'thing' about city sidewalk scenes myself! : ) So fun and I look forward to your Christmas cards every week!

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  25. Such a BEAUTIFUL card!! ;) I LOVE the colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  26. Oh, this is set would be perfect for the MISTI! I just got mine last week and am loving it!
    Your card is darling! I love the sweet scene you created!

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  27. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! And good to know you love the MISTI too! I have been putting off buying this tool, but the more and more I read about it.. the more I want it!

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  28. Oh I love this city scene you created, the colors are fabulous.

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  29. Beautiful Kay! I love the color of the sky and that's a fav stamp set of mine too! I just made a Christmas card and popped over to Festive Friday and saw the sad news...but I'm with you ...I''ll still make Christmas cards all year!

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  30. Adding my cheers and applause to those who commented before me: a stunning card, rich with details that have me gazing and admiring in breath-taken-away awe! I've been hearing wonderful things about the Misti and yes, on my 'want' list; once our Canadian dollar starts to move up..look out! I'll be ordering one to have all for my very own! Love that you're having your own Festive Friday (or whatever day); your Christmas themed cards are always extraordinarily amazing. Oh wait...all your cards are precisely that!
    Hugs~c

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