Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Summer and Winter (and autumn...)

A couple of cards using Art Neko stamps - I just love this snowman with his pail full of stars. I'm still trying to create a card that matches the idea in my mind inspired by one of the Mary Poppins stories - this one was for a technique challenge on Splitcoast to fill in the background with black dots, but it comes close to it.  I also feel a re-read of the Mary Poppins books coming on if I can find time.  I think the second one might be my favourite in the series but it's time to refresh my memory. I know I already shared this card in my October favourites, but I thought I'd tuck him in again into this post.


And I went for a summery feel with this sweet little mouse sleeping on a bed of strawberry leaves. It was the little teddy-bear tucked under the quilt beside the mouse that really got me here - and the nightcap!


I did a photo-tutorial for the pillow top background a couple of years ago - here it is:


And a couple of autumn photos. The tree with berries was growing in the community garden in Midleton, I was struck by the deep contrast between the glowing berries in the sun and the shaded part of the tree It almost looked like two different trees. The leaves were hard to capture as they were swirling in the wind; I spotted them on Sunday morning as I walked back from collecting a delivery of wool which was waiting for me in ParcelMotel.






1 comment :

  1. I like the pot for a hat. And I guess he could be gathering the stars or hanging them. Very cute. And very cute teacup mouse. That background is perfect for the scene. Thank you for reposting the tutorial. That is a dramatic picture of the tree. What a great capture. I was trying to get a picture of our oak tree in the sunlight the other day and I think it was because the there was a breeze that I just could not get the light effect in the picture. Yours came out great!

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