Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Thatched Roof Cozy Cottage... behind a Drystone wall...

A little thatched roof Cozy Cottage in a country garden scene for a New Home card ... Cozy Cottage is actually a Hostess stamp set which can be yours at a seriously reduced rate with a qualifying order...

Memento Black stamping throughout... lots of Stampin Blends colouring action... including all that Pool Party sky... 

And talking of Stampin Blends... If you would like to collect them over a few months... then do check out my Stampin Blends club... details here... You can collect over 2 or 3 months... but note that the free Sale A Bration items can only be ordered in February and March... ie in the next 7 weeks...

Bridge U Fold card Tutorial here... as it was the perfect card format... (again!) The only difference being that I started with a 3cm high (1 1/4") base/front panel
And seeing as it is Tuesday... a few tips for you...

The drystone wall was elongated by stamping the whole image in the stamp set centrally... and then re-inking and stamping part of the wall to the left... and then to the right... avoiding the gate being repeated!

I coloured in a few stones using the light Smoky Slate and dark Crumb Cake Stampin Blends markers...and then blended over the whole wall (and path) with the light Crumb Cake Blendy... colouring the greenery with the light Old Olive Blendy...
Finishing off with the light Pool Party Blendy above the wall to remove the stark white... I then fussy cut the length of the wall at the top to create my front panel...

The flowers were coloured in the same way... with the whole image background coloured in with light Pool Party for sky at the top and some light Old Olive for the ground... these are stuck onto the central tab... to add dimension and that country garden feel...

And did you spot my oops!! Yes right at the last minute I must have touched my front left sky panel with my Old Olive Blendy... or maybe I had Old Olive ink on my hand!!! Anyways... luckily the greeting covers it pretty well!
Greetings from Beautiful You... Birds from High Tide

7 comments:

  1. This is lovely Amanda - a great way to showcase this stamp set.

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  2. Hi Amanda...love it, love it, love it...am in the process of CASING...lol...Ann in Canada

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    1. Thanks Ann... hope you have finished it by now....

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  3. Wow--you colored this perfectly! I am enchanted!

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Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

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