I'm on a roll with the girls quote books...
It will be nice to one day have them finished and hand them over to them.
I thought I might become a little hemmed in by the blacks, whites and mustard colourings from my Counterfeit Kit (you can see it here), and to be truthful, its so far been quite the opposite and am totally loving the colours.
It leaves the thought that perhaps having such a simplistic palette to choose from also makes it easier.
Maybe this is what I need in future? Keep the colours simple?
Time to get out my bigshot and I really don't use this enough!
The patterned die cuts need also to be layered - eek..I do struggle with pattern paper
(but I'm getting better with it) so this is a really good challenge for me.
I decided to go with a pine tree- doubled with black cardstock on top and stripes underneath
I tried to put the stripes by themselves (trying to be bold and brave), but it got the better of me - too much!!! too much!!
So an extra black cardstock tree laid over the top only to reveal a little of the stripe underneath worked much better and I'm really happy with the result!
Then the little birds.... 'this I can do!!' Pattern paper worked well!
All with a little stitching...
(have to apologise for the darkness of photos - ugly winter weather here!)
The quote was printed out from my computer using ACME Label Maker which we used in our previous month's challenge at 'Let's Get Arty' (you can find the instructions there)
Over the grey tinted gesso, I've outlined with mustard and black watercolour pencil
and some green watercolour to add shadowing to the diecuts
Just like I mentioned earlier...
its been horribly wintery here at the moment...
dark, grey/black skies, drizzling to driving rain,
wind and very very cold....
and what better way to warm up is
Just what we fancied, our family heirloom soup tureen full of hot creamy tomato soup
We'd love you to share your 'lunch' photography