Friday, 5 May 2017

Castle in the Clouds

Hi there, welcome to my blog  :)  I'm sharing another of my recent tv samples today, this one is from the Chocolate Baroque Spring Fairies Collection.  I have used stamps from the collection and from the Fantasy Castles set; Aqua Tints, gold marker pen, grey Versafine, glitter.

I started by stamping a castle and some cloud images onto copy paper and cutting them out.  I moved the images around until I was happy with the composition.  

I stamped the castle in grey onto a piece of white card and masked it.  I then drew a rainbow on the card in pencil and painted it with Aqua Tints.  I painted the sky, stamped a couple of clouds and faux bleached them.  Next I removed the mask and painted the castle.

I added glitter to the rainbow and clouds on the background panel and set it aside.  I then took a piece of white card and stamped clouds repeatedly around the edges.   I cut around the clouds to create an aperture and added glitter to them.  I used a gold marker pen around the edge of the card.

I attached the focal panel to a base card, then attached the cloud frame on top.  I stamped some butterflies, painted and cut them out then attached them to the card. 

I'm so pleased with this design, it was slightly influenced by a certain retro children's programme but I think it would cheer up any adult's or child's day!  It would even make a nice retirement card, along the lines of 'chasing rainbows and living your dreams'.  
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you liked this post and I look forward to seeing you again  :)


  1. I absolutely love this card Penny, wonderful bright colours and fabulous design, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you for your lovely comment :) I'm glad you like it, I had such fun making it! ;) xxx