15 September 2008

Weatherboard Cottage

A card for Dutch Dare where the challenge this week is to follow a sketch.

I've used my Weatherboard Cottage design for Kadoodle Stamps which is stamped with Versafine Sepia ink, pencil coloured and blended with Sansodor. There's some glossy accents on the window panes but the picture hasn't caught this unfortunately. The topiary trees and flower planter stamps also come with the cottage and I've coloured, glittered and then cut them out to mount on thin dimension tape. The image is matted on the beautiful paper that was given to me by Sandy at the The Craft Barn and has been cut out using square nestability dies also layered on dimension tape. Background is Bazzil Bling which has been embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder and the 'No.?' sentiment is cut with the 'Go Create' Milan alphabet and glittered.

I had another lovely day at the Craft Barn Extravaganza yesterday, met lovely people and I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend. I'd like to thank everyone for making me so welcome and Isabelle for looking after me as this was my first time demonstrating. Sandy has asked me if I'd like to do a class in November on colouring techniques which I've said I'd love to do.

Back soon,
Chris

18 comments:

Rach said...

Chris this is stunning.
I love these little cottages that you have designed...I think that i may have to invest in these...gorgeous.
Your shading is to die for!!!
Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Hugs Rachxx

cats whiskers said...

What can I say another wonderful creation from you Chris. So pleased you enjoyed you demo day wish I was near enough thave gone. Congrats on being asked to do another demo but not surprised you are so talented
Hugs Jacqui x

Cass said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.Love your cottage image and the colours you've used.

As for your comment about my 8x8 cards.I make them up myself using an 8x8 and a 9x8 piece of card.You score 1 inch in on the 9x8 and it overlaps the 8x8 piece at the back.I do buy 8x8 envelopes though.

Cass xxx

Sandra said...

Great card..!! thanks for joying in the dutch dare!

poupetteval said...

WOWW i love this cottage too !! so beautiful !

Sandra said...

Hi Chris,another amazing card,love these cottages,your colouring is perfection,i wish i lived near so i could come to your colouring class....pleased to hear you had a great weekend,and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for your kind comments,
Take care
Sandra x

Kim Piggott said...

Another stunner Chris!
These cottages are just so wonderful and you bring them to life in your cards.
kim x

isa norris said...

you are very welcome Christine. It was lovely to meet you during these two days
see you soon,
hugs,
isa xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Chris, I love the papers and your fabulous colouring, I love how you have added dimension to the tree's and flowers, Hugs, Nikki x

Louby said...

Hi Chris,
Love the warm colours on this card and would love to move in there myself!!! Glad you enjoyed your weekend demoing, sounds good.
speak soon
Louby x

mueppi said...

Wow.... Chris
this is so beautiful!!!!
I love this image so much!
Hugs Gisela

Carolyn Bounds said...

STUNNING! SPECTACULAR! PERFECTION! Chris, this is more than a card; it is a work of art. I love every gorgeous detail. How I wish I could take that class with you in November...maybe a teensy-weesy-tiny bit of your creativity and design savvy would rub off on me. A girl can dream...right;o)

Kent said...

Hi Chris, thanks for your message. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday. I love this card. I've got the cottage you stamped up for me at home and hope to do it justice and make a card with it later this week.

Sharon x

Karin said...

Hi Chris,

what a wonderfull card.
I love the colorscheme and tht cute little cottage.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

Have a great day,
xoxo karin

Taniaj said...

Another of your beautiful cottages, they are all so nice Tx

Love to Doodle! said...

Simply beautiful....love the warm, rich and cosy colours....'amazing' colouring....xx

Lynsey said...

This is so lovely. I think these cottages could be used for so many occasions. It is a shame that the Craft Barn is so far away, I would love to attend one of your classes.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Wow. This is stunning Chris. You're such a talented lady! Absolutely gorgeous.