Wednesday, January 20, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Uses Soft Shades with Country Rustic

One of life's simple pleasures must be sitting (with a glass of something sparkly) watching the world go by!

I started my little porch scene by scoring some white card and swooshing Distress Inks over it.

Using the Bundled Sage, I stamped the rocking chair, from the current STAMP Club set, Country Rustic, then sponged the edges with Walnut Stain.

I stamped two convolvulus from Blossom Overture on top of each other with Bundled Sage, then watercoloured with Tumbled Glass.

All ready to assemble the card:

I trimmed the weatherboard panel and adhered it to a white card panel, then aligned the convolvulus up the side, adhered the rocking chair and added a sentiment. Here's a look at the finished card again.

Products Shirley used in today's project:


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  1. What beautiful colours to match the sentiment, so peaceful and delightful. Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. Lovely soft subtle colours - beautiful card.

  3. Oh what a wonderful card - love your 'floor' and the way you have textured and coloured it.

  4. Absolutely beautiful. Love the two colours in the DI used..xx

  5. Gorgeous card - love the soft palette of colors. I could sit in that chair all day!

  6. So pretty! Great soft colors and such a relaxing image!

  7. I love your weathered deck for your weathered deck chair Shirley. Your trailing convolvulus was a fun touch. Your sentiment is perfect too. TFS mf.

  8. Cool. Love your score and swoosh technique. Hugz

  9. Wow! This is beautiful with the soft colors for sure!


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