Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shades of brown

This card was mainly inspired by Sarah's, from Inky Doodles, own samples on her website. They are all so lovely. I've used the set 'Caroline's Doodles' again. One day I might be as good as Sarah at design and colour. 
I stamped and embossed the flowers on matt paper. I've discovered that the embossing 'sinks' into the paper a little giving a more muted effect which I like. Embossing also gives channels for the ink to stay in when colouring. 

I've also discovered that I'm not very good at colouring (I know, more practise needed) so I used ink to fill in.The red highlights are filled in with a pen but the flowers are painted with ink on an acrylic block. I watered it down more for the paler shades. I spent a happy time painting when I should have been vacuuming but this was much more fun. Then a touch of glossy accents. As usual, I forgot to flatten the card first.
My 'friend' stamp turned out to be bigger than I remembered but I think it looks ok. Luckily I hadn't centred the flowers so there was a wider gap at the bottom.
I'd like to enter Less is more - Friends here and
Stamplorations - Stamps and inks here.

The sentiment is Paper Smooches. 



  1. Those flowers are fabulous, and you did a good job with the inking. This is a much better job to do than vacuuming! Lynn x

  2. Oh WOW! Alison this is fantastic, striking, stunning and beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Love your colour theme and design !

  4. Gorgeous warm colours!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  5. This is lovely, what super warm shades!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. So pretty, the black design pops beautifully over the warm colors of the BG :) Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

  7. I really like that doodled look of the images and the fun font of the sentiment paired with the monochromatic coloring. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.


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