Saturday, 9 June 2018

Home Sweet Home

Have been on my travels again - so the title of this post is very apt!
Only Home Sweet Home for a few days though as once again later this week I am off.
This was one of those cards that started life as a scrap piece of card that was left over after I had inked a sky for something else! So I used it.

Simple to do and used up lots of little oddments of coloured card.
Inked the trees directly to the stamp and then after stamping lightly coloured the 'grass'.
The 'blossom tree' was simply a twiggy stamp and I added a few 'flowers' with some watercolour paint.

I have had the little picket fence die for a long time and this is the very first time I have ever used it. (Funny 'cos just at the moment all the barns where we live are having this fencing put up in between the gardens so maybe that was what was in my head at the time).
The die cut house I treated myself to as I thought it would be handy to have for quick new home cards. I die cut one each in black, white, yellow and red and simply mixed up all the bits - fiddly but better than one solid block of colour I think.

I washed some Pumice Stone DI along the 'path' at the front of my little red house.
Quite happy with this  - now all I need to do is paint my own fencing when it is finished...😒
As my make used all snippets I am paying a flying visit to the Playground before the gates shut! 

Joining in at
HLS June - Anything with Dies
Love 2 Craft - A/Goes

We have another lovely day here - long may it continue - have a great weekend. x


Aquarius said...

Brilliant card for a new home occasion - hope you made it to the playground in time!

Di said...

Wow Viv, what a pretty scene and such a great New Home card! Love it :)


Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Almost makes me feel like upping sticks just yo get a card sent like this. Perfect . Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous little scene and so beautiful. Love how you used all the little snippets and yes the house does look good with all the fiddly bits instead of one solid colour. Gorgeous card x

crafty-stamper said...

Great new home card love the scene created with the stamps and dies---Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Kathleen said...

A really super card Viv, love the touch of blue for the sky and a great fence, and also the house looks great with the different colours.
Enjoy your travels.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card for a New Home. I love the sweet, welcoming scene you created.
Yvonne xx

Carole said...

Super card the scene and how you created it!.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet indeed Viv.x

MaryH said...

What a pretty combination of inking, stamping, watercolor flowers and then adding the nifty dies for great color and dimension. It's a lovely composition. TFS & Hugs

Anke said...

Wonderful card, so lovely ...

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

such a cute card, love all the different elements on it.
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner

Pat said...

What a sweet little red house and love your pretty scene with the trees and picket fence Viv, and congratulations on being one of the winners over at ABMTTC Challenge. x

Aileen said...

Fabulous little card from odds and ends, love the card base you have used, that texture is wonderful. It has all come together perfectly, I love it. I'll be moving in next week with the 9 kids and 15 grandkids and the 3 cars up on blocks hehehe. Hope your enjoying your summer Viv xx