Sunday, 24 August 2014

Feeling Blue In The Corner Garden.

When I saw Corner Garden, it reminded me of red work embroidery. I love the look, but have attempted it only once. Embroidery takes a lot of  time and patience, but I do enjoy it, so perhaps, with luck, my eye sight will still be up to the task when I retire.

My first attempt at this card hasn't worked out, so how about  I try blue as the main colour? There used to be blue work too, my mother was pretty good at embroidery in her younger days, and I have some lovely supper cloths and doileys made by her, and my grandmother.

When I saw the sketch this week at Case This Sketch I immediately thought of this two-part stamping technique. The design team have some amazing cards up, and the gallery is fast filling with more terrific inspiration.

A few years ago it was all the range to have three layers all stacked up, stamped at one time, but I found the measurements quite confusing. This is much easier, and still looks good.
I inked up Corner Garden with Lost Lagoon and layered with Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. Those colours were suggested at Colour Me! for their  subtle challenge. Don't forget to pop on over to see the cards in the gallery. It certainly is an interesting colour combination, so just for fun I used  Stampin' Write Markers to colour the sentiment from Sketched Birthday in a variegated fashion.

We've had a first promise of spring over the weekend in Melbourne, with warm temperatures and sunshine.
Hope you're enjoying the weekend,
Rachel



If you're wanting to make this card, and need supplies, the links below will lead you to my Australian online store. It's open 24/7!!!


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful job - I love your layers and the two time stamping technique turned out great! Thanks for playing along at Colour Me...!

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  2. Love the layers and that you left the flowers uncoloured, very pretty! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Colour Me...! this week :) We sure appreciate your support!

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  3. Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel