Thursday, 3 March 2016

A Hobby Art Harbour Village Triptych

Good morning crafters! Craft class tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to having a play with some more goodies! My final post using the Hobby Art Harbour Village Set this week, and also my final post before my 'maternity blog leave!'. Baby no. 4 is due in 3 weeks and I need to start getting ready I guess! If only they came out with a manual...

I wanted to make a bright card showing off some of the lovely detail that Hobby Art stamps have concealed within them. I love the fact that I don't have to be an artist to have a play, and depending upon the colouring method you use, depends on how 'perfect' you want to make your finished card. I have played with watercolour, inks and Promarkers over the last few weeks, all giving different finishes and looks.

For my card this time, I planned and stamped out my scene using the Harbour Village Stamps and then used around 20 colours of Promarkers to colour. As the stamps are detailed I used Black Onyx Versafine Ink to stamp and then sealed with Wow Clear Embossing Powder ready to use with the markers. Once complete I divided the scene into an even 3 sections with a view to creating a triptych element on my card.
My base card was a white DL card with blue and red layers on top (matching some of my Promarker colour tones). My 'topper' layer was cut from White Super Smooth Card to fit inside this. On this panel I stamped and embossed some of the Harbour Village Stamps, again using Black Onyx Versafine Ink and Wow Clear Embossing Powder to make a long scene. Yes, there is a gap, but here is where my triptych will sit, so it does not have to be too precise! Where there were 'joins' I added some detail with a black fine liner pen.

Once I started to place my 3 panels in place, I realised there would be some white spaces showing that looked a little odd as my scene behind was meant to be in one long continuous line... I quickly improvised and stamped one of the main stamps again into the gap. It did not join onto anything, but once you put the triptych panels on you really can't tell and it looks far better than a gap...a trick of the eye!

My final touches were a sentiment from the Hobby Art Birthday Collection placed to the side, along with some ribbon from my stash. This sentiment set is a fab collection: there are lots of sizes and orientations for all card types: I heartily recommend!

Right, that's it from me for a while! Once again thank you for reading my posts, I hope some of them have been useful and we all appreciate any feedback and tips you can give us. Crafting is one hobby that works well when we all share our experiences and I love learning from everyone in class, online and in person!
Lots of love,
Birthday CollectionHarbour VillageWA01 Clear GlossVersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black Super Smooth White


  1. Love the bright nautical colours and such a clever idea having a scene underneath the tryptych, a beautiful card xxx

  2. Thank you Tracey that's really kinf. Glad you like it x

  3. Thank you Tracey that's really kinf. Glad you like it x

  4. Gorgeous card Martina, thank you for all your hard work and beautiful makes. Wishing you lots of lovely time with your new arrival when it arrives love and hugs Lisa xx

  5. I have loved all of your blog projects for us, Martina & I am hugely jealous of these scenic cards, they are gorgeous. Best wishes for the next few weeks, I'll be looking forward to the announcement of Junior's arrival. :)


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