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Wednesday 1 June 2011


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.


Carol xx


Jacki Daniels 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

Gaynor said...

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