Friday 28 October 2011

Italian Villa by Moon Light

This is my second card from the new Echoes of Italy stamps that have been released by Chocolate Baroque this week. The first card is over on the Design Team Blog. I love the blues as it reminds me of the beautiful sunsets we have had over the summer months.
I enjoyed playing with the stamps to create the backgrounds, I have a stash of them for the future. I have been drawing lines on the back of most of stamps recently to help line them up. The main image was quick to colour. I started with the trees in various green Copic pens and subtle shading of the buildings with creams and greys. The sky and the grass are Distress Inks and I applied them with a soft shaving brush. I find using a brush can give you a softer colouring.

The girls from the Design Team have some fabulous cards to show so take time to have a look around their blogs.

Have a good day

Saturday 1 October 2011

All change

Today is one of those days I'll remember for many years as my little (6 foot tall) boy is starting at University. We seem to have been packing, buying and sorting for weeks and weeks. He tries very hard to be organised and I think we've covered everything. I made this card for him and will send it in the post next week. He loves to play his guitar when he has a little down time.

I made this card using stamps from the recently released Music Fanfare stamps from Chocolate Baroque. The card base was made from a template CB and I reversed the folds making the sides stand further forward. I heated Pearl UTEE
and poured it over the sheet music stamp. The flowers die is from Crealies and I glittered the edges of the petals.

I made this little elephant while we were away on hloiday and he now lives in Edinburgh with Jacks girlfriend. I didn't have enough grey wool so I knitted his body put pom poms on his feet to look a little like pj's.

Signing out to start a busy day.