Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Swinging Lottie

This was my third attempt to make a card I was happy to post using the colour palette at CAS Colours and Sketches. The other two were 'OK', but just 'not quite right'.

Since it's Mindful Wednesday I decided to sit down with a simple stamped image, a paintbrush and three ink pads (Dusty Concord Distress, Butterscotch and Meadow Adirondack) and see what resulted. Even the brown for the swing, and to accent Lottie skin was a combo of purple and yellow! Hope that's acceptable.

Calm, relaxation and a pretty Lottie on a swing. This stamp set was still in its packet, I've had it at least 18 months, and it was nice to get it out and use it. Happy with the colouring it was with slight trepidation that I took a micron pen and scribbled around the edge, but I think it helps draw the eye in. A lovely simple layout from Freshly Made Sketches got me scrabbling for some paper flowers I had tucked in a box, and completed what I think it quite a cute, pretty CAS card. Hope you like it.

Addicted to CAS #64 - Animal (Lottie is undeniably a - very cute - elephant!)
CAS Colours and Sketches #125 - Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Freshly Made Sketches #188
Addicted to Stamps and More #146 - Anything Goes (getting straight in there today, after I forgot to link up my 80% inspired by the photo card yesterday :-( )


  1. Such a cute image and a very pretty card. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. Sometimes with a gorgeous stamped image all you need is some simple colouring. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Claire. Stef x

  3. Awww, what a sweetly colored image! You did a great job with the doodled border, too - it looks like slightly twisted ribbon! It's good to see you again this week at CC&S - thanks for joining us!

  4. So good to use a stamp you have had for a while and great colouring. Thanks for joining ATSM

  5. How cute! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  6. Very sweet! I love your doodling. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. This is just lovely - such a cute image. I really like the doodling! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!