“Urban Mystique”
This fortnight at FSC we are asking you to create something in monochrome + one colour!
This year I have enrolled in an on-line art course called “Canvas Create” with Donna Downey.  I have created this card using the techniques that we learnt in our January class.  
OK, I didn’t quite follow ALL the guidelines…greys (instead of bright colours), stamped crow (replacing bright flower), Pan Pastels (instead of acrylic paint) and cardstock (instead of canvas)…but I think I have incorporated the “techniques” that we were taught just the same!  Just in my own way.
And I have learnt heaps!!!
And had fun!

Some of the fun things that I did on this piece are….throwing paint onto my almost finished background (scary!)…and playing some more with the Pan Pastels…check out the moon ~ the tower is masked and the moon is topped up with some white PP, and then I used an eraser to remove some of the PP where the craters are…this made the moon shine brighter.  Then I just added some stars around the moon with a white gel pen.
In the beginning, I worked up a larger sheet of white cardstock with the PP in blocks of colour and then used some for the background, some for the main image and some for the journaling.
To get the barbed wire effect in the background I inked the edge of the rubber stamp that I used for my main image and randomly “stamped” it around.  I found this gave me a straighter line than using the edge of the ink pad (no curved end bits)…and then I just drew on some doodles with a black liner pen.
And the crow is stamped again, cut out and layered with some magic mount.
Please check out the other inspiring pieces from the design team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. They are a very talented group with a wide range of styles to share.
And Marina from Cottage Crafts has an on-line voucher for one lucky person to spend on anything of their choice!!!