Sunday, 30 October 2011
A Place in the Sun
Hi Folks, here's another sample using the fabulous 'Echoes of Italy' stamp plate recently released over at Chocolate Baroque My OH and I dream of finding a little cottage over in Italy for when we retire, buying a little Fiat cinquecento and whizzing about the countryside, soaking up the lovely views. I had that idea very much in mind when I created this project.
I created the background by using very thin masking tape, and measuring one and a half inch squares across the background. I used several colours of Distress Inks, and punched a square in a piece of paper to create a reverse mask to colour through, so that I didn't contaminate the other squares as I went along. Once I had finished, I stamped over the whole lot with the large crackle stamp, before peeling off the masking tape. That crackle stamp is such a great stamp.
I coloured the image with Distress Inks, and chose a suitable phrase from the 'Artful Affirmations' stamp set, before adding some Crealie flowers and Marianne leaves. I didn't have any brown brads big enough for the centre of the flowers, so I just glued some buttons over the top of the small ones that I used.
I look at this card and think, 'Oh well, I can dream....' If you get a chance, pop over to the Design Team Blog as I have a card featuring over there today too, also using some of the fabulous stamps from this set.
Thanks for popping by today, and enjoy your weekend, xx