Tuesday, 6 October 2015

SDC 215 - Card for a Child

Stampotique Design Challenge this week is to make a card for a child.
I am a bit late posting again this week as my daughters have both gone down with chicken pox, again!
Where ever they caught it from they must have been together to have come down with it almost at the same time. It began Tuesday with what looked like a couple of bites, Jess mentioned them to the teacher who suggested because we had cats it was flea bites. However, Thursday afternoon upon her return from school she had an itchy back, I lifted her top up and OMG it was covered, no school for a couple of weeks.
Georgina had Friday off (teacher training day) she got up around ten, flopped on the sofa complaining of a sore throat. By Friday evening there were a few bites on her ankles.
Saturday I had tickets for Port Sunlight Happy Stampers show, Rebecca and I haven't been to this one for a while and the tickets were bought, we just had to go and leave the dads in charge of the kids.
This was my little hoard all from Paperartsy, apart from the little wooden horse and Finns red beads which were from Indigoblu.

Anyhow, by the time I got home George had more on her ankles and one on her arm. Sunday Georgie was rough, dizzy, snotty,  eyes running coughing and spluttering. No school for George for the next  few weeks.

That all said here is my late, quick card.

The little dog is an old wood mounted stamp which I remounted on cling, it was stamped onto a good quality watercolour paper and masked off with masking gum.
The Stampotique happy birthday was also stamped directly onto the paper and onto another sheet to, to be cut out then stuck over the top.
Bistre pigment powders were randomly shaken over the paper in blue and yellow, the colours can be very strong once you add water and very yummy, however I wanted to have a more muted background and added more water, then lifted off the excess with kitchen roll. The masking gum was easily removed by gently rubbing it.
The dog and Happy Birthday banner were coloured with distress inks used as watercolours.
 A splatter stamp added random splatters, black soot distress ink darkened the edges.
The card was assembled onto black card then onto the card base.

Hope you like it.

Sue X


  1. Great card Sue! Love that cute pup! x

  2. Ooo lush looks supper
    Happy craftin

  3. this is so lovely Sue such a cute dog! - sorry I haven't been on for a while - time just seems to vanish! x

  4. This is so darn cute, thanks for joining us over at Stampotique


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