Saturday, 9 December 2017

Pro-Am Showdown # 17 - Up on the Roof

It's the ninth of December and I still haven't achieved the goals of my self-imposed challenge , Pro-Am Showdown,  where I CASE a mass-produced card to make my own, amateur version. I'd better ramp up my productivity if I don't want to have an epic fail!

Here's the card I cased:
The professional version 
For my amateur version I used a Little Claire stamp, which I heat embossed in silver on a navy cardstock. I coloured the scene with Polychromos pencils, which I'm not very good with  tbh, but I felt the colouring looked better after went over it with a Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.
Close up sparkle and shine
I'd like to enter:
Retro Rubber  colours  ( don't know age of stamp but must be over 2 years)
Tuesday Throwdown  Christmas scene
Winter Wonderland  anything goes
RRCB 77


12 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

I love these showdown posts! I feel like I should try it sometime too.

I really like your card, the added bonus of the shimmer pen is that it looks a nice shine overall just like the kind of cardstock they use for store-bought cards. Good job with this one, too!

Greta said...

What a great case, Marina! I love your coloring--beautifully festive card!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, in my opinion far better than the 'professional' version :)
Hugs Kaz x

Pia S said...

Your houses look like they're painted glass, a very special and beautiful look!

Jan Clothier said...

That is a great CASE, Marina! I like yours better! The houses look shimmery. I'm amazed to read that you used pencil over navy cardstock - it's such good coverage and strong colour. The house stamps are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge with this beauty!

Debbie Mageed said...

Fantastic card! What a cool idea to CASE a store bought card. I really love yours. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope to see you next year! LOL Happy Holidays!!

Ros Crawford said...

I much refer your version... It's wonderful!

Jane Knudsen said...

Wow! You rocked this CASE! Those houses look shiny and bright! You did a great job with the colored pencils! I need to do some pencils on paper other than white because the effect is out of this world! Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

CraftyLyn said...

Lovely card,nice atmospheric picture thanks for joining us here at winter wonderland,Lyn DT x.

Karen D. said...

sweet card..
xx Karen

Claire Grantham said...

Amazing CASE, less of the word amateur I think!! I love your heat embossed houses, so pretty. Thanks for joining us for the last Retro Rubber of 2017. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Lovely job on the CASE, it is so wintery! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber!