Thursday, 27 September 2018

Steam Train Z fold

Hello lovely peeps

Another commission to show you today - the brief for this one was 'Steam Train'.

I started by stamping the train from Tim Holtz's On The Railroad set onto watercolour card with black Archival ink - I dabbed some of the ink off the steam part of the image to make it fainter.

I covered up most of the image with paper then sprinkled on Sandstone and Dark Brown Brusho powders before spritzing with water.

For colouring in the gaps I added some glycerin to diluted Brusho on my craft mat and picked it up with some Cut N Dry foam.

The next step was to colour the sky but first I painted the train in with Pebeo Drawing Gum.

I dabbed Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged the card through it to pick up the colour (then repeated to build up interest).

After removing the drawing gum I painted the train with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and added a few shadows to the steam with diluted Grey Brusho powder.

Now to make a card with it :o)

I attached the 'painting' to the inside of an A5 landscape card blank and then folded the front of the card blank in half to make a Z fold. The paper on the front is also by Tim Holtz (which I've been hoarding for about 10 years) and I added a pocket with another piece of it to slip some tickets into.  I went over the blue tickets with a lavender coloured Copic pen to make them match the colour of the sky a little better.

The lettering for the middle panel was cut from white card with Tim Holtz Typo alphabet dies and coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Country View Crafts' Challenge planes, trains & automobiles
The Male Room #95 the great outdoors 
Shopping Our Stash #373 smooshing technique
Stamping Sensations I spy .... beginning with B (button, blue, Brusho, birthday)
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Donna said...

Fantastic project!!
Thanks for "smooshing" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

hollyberry said...

An amazing card , Katrina. The amount of work you have put in is huge,but the result is definitely worth it.
Thank you for sharing, Nicola x

brenda said...

A syper creation and sounds perfect for the recipient, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

pinky said...

Stunning creation. So much to catch the eye. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month.

Craftyfield said...

You've given the steam train a perfect background, fabulous make! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Absolutely awesome SMOOSHING!!! The sky looks incredible as well as the ground, the Locomotive image is beautiful, what a gorgeous card. Thank you for playing at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

Miriam said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

Monika Gulyas said...

What a fabulous card!!! I love how you created the ground and the sky!!! But my favourite is the steam :-) Thank you for joining the September challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Love your techniques with the brushos. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations for our B challenge

Linby said...

wow - what a beautiful card - love the train. TYFS how you did it.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at TMR challenge.
Lynn x

Mimi said...

Oh, WOW! The smooshed background you made could not be better!!! It almost looks like a photograph... if I didn't know better! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week... would love to see more of your creative and gorgeous projects. New challenges start Tuesdays.

Andreja L. said...

Fantastic male card :-)) I like your colouring.
Thank you for join us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you the next time, too.

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous card! Great colouring. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT