Friday, 5 November 2010

Houses for SCD

So a new month is here....November!....I'm beginning to panic 'cos I have not made one single Crimbo card!! Have you?
Oh well never mind eh?
I'm sure my friends will understand if I send them a "whisper it" bought one for once!
Let's get on with the fun and this weeks theme over at SCD this week :)
"Houses" as chosen by Laura (counting down the days till Feb!)...Thanks for a great prompt!

I am in luurve with this scene from Cherry Pie....I can see myself now floating down the Rhine...or the Moselle...or indeed any other European river and passing gorgeous buildings like these...sipping a glass of wine and lazing on the deck of a barge.
(well.....really I'd like to be on a luxury cruiser...but my budget would not run to it!! HOL)

I very carefully looked at the stamp and decided that I wanted blues for the sky area....yellows for the buildings and greeny blues for the water
...put a light touch of DI's broken china/scattered straw and shabby shutters in sort of the right areas on a craft mat and then swooshed onto watercolour paper...but only gently!
...stamped the image and wording in Versafine black onyx and tattered and teared the edges inking with DI's shabby shutters and walnut stain.
Stamped the T!m corner scroll in wild honey and added the T!m sentiment...I do love that and aspire to it's aspiration...only one problem...
...I don't have a clue at the moment just what it is I'm seeking...LOL!

What sort of houses spring to mind for you?
Perhaps a Christmas house for your crimbo cards?
Don't forget that you can make anything you like using the themes this month!

Can't wait to see what you are going to share with us at SCD this week
Thanks for looking and happy stamping :)
xoxo Sioux


  1. That is so stylish, love the colours you've used.

  2. Hi Sioux, this is great - love the colours and your wonderful stamping! Jo x

  3. This is so good the stamped image looks like a clip from a magazine advertising some foreign holiday. Definitely need a Sunseeker yacht for the Rhine cruise, then off to the Med, then moor up in Monte Carlo, then over to New Zealand, then............Ooh! dream on. Thanks for that little trip Sioux, cheered me up no end.
    Luv Joanne xxx

  4. Love the design of this card, wonderful. No sure anyone is having a handmade Christmas card this year.:) Have a great day.

  5. Hi Sioux
    Love your use of colour in the image. Looks fabulous. Great layout and I love your use of white space and its simplicity. Thanks for your kind words. Feeling good today!

  6. oh really love this hun its just so classy,love it I have made one card and thats it opps,hugs cheryl xxx

  7. What a beautiful card. The colours, stamping and words are all lovely.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts.
    Sue xx

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the whole design!

  9. A beautiful card - I can see why you like that scene so much.

  10. really love the simplistic elegance of this card Sioux - FAB!


  11. Love the image and the floursih, such a stylish card! HUgs Juls


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