Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Blissful!

Hi everyone,


What a beautiful day it was here in my corner of West Sussex. No wind for a change.


I went to a Garden Centre in the Ashdown Forest with my friend Jill, who has been crafting with me. We had lunch, sitting on a balcony overlooking the Forest and with the scent of roses below us. Heaven!


I bought a few plants for my wild flower garden, which hopefully will survive the dry weather we are having.


After a blissful day, this stamp is called Blissful, from Little Claire. She is just gorgeous.


I love the detail, even her eyelashes, just a simple line but makes all the difference to the finished effect.

I coloured her with Distress Inks, Spun Sugar for her dress. Peeled Paint for her bag and the grass. Dusty Concorde for her shoes, dress and bag detail.

For her skin, I put a very watered down mix of Antique Linen on first, as a base coat. Then Tattered Rose for shading and her cheeks. Her hair was Walnut Stain, Tea Dye and Black Soot.


The sentiment stamp is Claire's Sentiments from Little Claire. A set of 12 different messages for all occasions.


I hope you like Blissful as much as I do. She is so very cute yet serene.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Luv,

Carol xx

3 comments:

jackid said...

Beautiful card Carol love the image and you coloured her wonderfully love the layout too
Jacki xx

Louise said...

Oh wow, Carol, this is just gorgeous - you are a genius with distress inks xx

Motherhen3 said...

Beautiful cards as always Carol. I love the way that you add colour to your designs. xxGaynor