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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Boots at the bottom of the garden.



I wish I had boots at the bottom of the garden that were full of blooms light this. I wear big boots so they would need lots of blooms to fill them. I really really love how this card came together. Everything worked well, first idea each time. don't you love when that happens.


this image is a digital image that I have had for years and printed up years ago on watercolour paper but never got around to colouring. I had a clean out recently where I there away all those images I stamped or printed onto this cheap watercolour paper because I was having a few disasters and thought get rid of it and go good paper.
This image was caught between some other papers and missed.
and had to give it a go.

and thought I don't have any gumboot stamps but I really love that look. Was going through my pre stamped and printed images and saw this image I coloured so thought well give a go, worst comes to worst just toss it and start again.




The Zigs worked very well on it, again not using water, but one colour to blend with another for light and dark. Even did a pattern on the pink boot as is done on the one in the inspiration photo. Really pleased with that. Wee bit of bleed but barely. after I finished with the colouring I used the postage stamp die to cut out the image. Added a piece of pattern paper that looks like a fence pailing, then decided I needed coloured card stock for the main card rather than white. went with green and it all came together perfectly. Finished off with a die cut sentiment that was layered four times. the fourth layer is white glitter paper.
The layout I used was inspired by a sketch from Joanne at Paper players PP #301 A Sketch Challenge
so I will enter there though I just noticed I continued my pailing 
 layer from top to bottom so hope its close enough to still be relevant.





Image about 2 or 3 years old, old patterned paper and coloured cardstock so a real shop your stash this week.





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17 comments:

  1. Fabulous card. Loving the boots.
    Flo x

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  2. Very pretty 'summer' card.. loving the boots too! :)

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  3. What a great image to find! Love how you colored it and gave the pink boot a bit of design! Thanks for joining us at both Just Us Girls and Shopping Our Stash!

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  4. LOVE how you colored the boots, your card is fun and fresh, love it!

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  5. Nice job on those boots - they are lovely and bright and cheerful. Our church has taken to planting flowers in old Wellington boots and they look fab outside the entrance steps. A great way to use up old boots that don't fit or have a few holes. Xx

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  6. You always create the most eye catching cards. Such a perfect card for the challenge at JUGS and thanks for the info on using the zigs without water x

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  7. Hi there Aileen so lovely to see you again at Just Us Girls. Awesome card. So bright and cheerful. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  8. What a gorgeous card! Love your coloring!!!

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  9. Absolutely adorable...just love your colorful garden boots.

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  10. What a perfect image to use for the challenge! Fabulous card and wonderful colouring.

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  11. This is just perfect for all the challenges! I love the bright boots! I need a pair of those! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  12. What a wonderful collection of colourful wellington boots - planting them is the perfect way to upcycle too. Thanks for joining my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  13. Beautiful coloring, Aileen & I love the image! I'll have to try blending with 2 Zigs instead of water.

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  14. Brilliant card, love the vibrancy of it. It's always a good feeling when an idea comes together. Cara x

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  15. What a fab happy card, glad you didn't ditch this image!

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  16. Just perfect for JUGS! Such fun boots!

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  17. Very cute! Thanks for joining us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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