Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Carrot & Hamlet

...... continuing on from yesterday's post,
here are the two cards which chaperoned the 
Nursery Rhyme ATCs to far away lands.

I started by stamping, colouring and cutting out both "Carrot" and "Arch".

Using Distress Inks, I went with blue and green, blending the colours around the centre of the card. Next I spritzed water over the background leaving random blotches behind.  I then stamped "Arch" again directly onto the card and attached the cut and coloured Arch over the top.  I glued "Carrot" onto the background and added the loose bricks in front of his foot.  The card is edged with 'black soot' Distress Ink.

This card was made in exactly the same way but "Hamlet of Halloween" takes centre stage this time.

All images are from Stampotique and are coloured using watercolour pencils.

I enjoyed a lovely 'play date' with my friend Jenni today, so be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I got up to in her craft room!
Happy Crafting!


  1. So wish I could have a play date with you, Helen! Lucky Jenni! Your chaperon tags are simply delightful. Arwen McCullen is one of my favorite artists, and I am so happy that she is now one of the Stampotique stamp designers. Your arch is perfectly colored--she would be so pleased!

  2. Fantastic cards and ditto to what Kay said about a play date!

  3. Wonderful cards, Helen. I am sure the recipients were very happy with them !
    Corrie x


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