Thursday 22 September 2016

GDP54 and FabFriday96

So, I've been away on holiday for the last couple of weeks. It was fabulous seeing parts of New Zealand I've not seen and spending time with my husband. Going to see Peter Jackson's Hobbiton set for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies was a great favourite of the many things we did, along with exploring parts of New Zealand's early colonial history.

But I digress. I was very pleased to get back home and find that, in my absence, my new Altenew stamps had arrived. So very exciting! I've spent a lot of today playing with them and to give that play focus I've taken inspiration from two challenges. The first is the sketch from the Global Design Project.

The second was the colour challenge at Fab Friday.

The Altenew sets I bought (yes, I got two) I got because in addition to offering layered stamping they gave me a chance to explore water colouring which is what I've done today. Well, more of an ink wash really. I hope neutrals are ok in the colour challenge because I've used a touch of gold and Soft Slate as well.

Great sketch - I loved working with it. It's funny how your view of colours can change. Initially, I didn't like Delightful Dijon but I've used it in a couple of things lately and now feel that I'll buy a pack of it. It's actually great!

And I just can't resist adding in a Hobbit set photo - it's amazing to walk around the best representation of Tolkien's Shire you'll ever see. A real Hobbit village in the middle of a sheep farm! I feel a re-read of the books coming on...

Delighted to be the Fab Fave at Fab Friday with this card.

Card: Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, watercolour paper
Stamps: Altenew Tulips, SU Timeless Textures
Inks: Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Soft Slate, versamark
Other: SU Softly Falling embossing folder, gold embossing powder, Delightful Dijon and Emerald Envy stamp'n'write markers, Emerald Envy solid twine, dimensionals, paintbrush and water.


  1. Beautiful colouring Jan, thanks for joining us this week x

  2. Oh beautiful - I love tulips! The colors and textures are perfect - as is the sweet sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday! (Off to build a hobbit house, now...)

  3. Those flowers are gorgeous! You colored them so well they look as if they real and coming right off the card at me! You certainly did justice to our colors! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  4. Oh wow, beautiful flowers! You've used the colors to perfection this week, love your design. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  5. Beautiful, Jan! These flowers really pop on the banner. Nice work. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch challenge at the Global Design Project!