Friday, 18 March 2016

Designs for a client!

I've been designing a couple of things for a client!
Ooh! Get me....not a customer....a client!

New designs for welcoming back guests to a boutique hotel in Salcombe.
This is a watercolour of one of the bird decorations they have displayed...'s going to be  made into cards for the rooms, to greet the guests on arrival.

It's had so much positive feed back...feeling pleased that I'm getting it right for them.

Onwards to designing a greeting card for guests with birthdays/anniversaries
to celebrate, whilst keeping the hotels "style", and also being suitable for both male and female.....could be tricky!

I'll be back when I've cracked it!

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Just her cup of tea - Feminine and Fancy too!

Mother's Day has been and gone so I can post the card I made for my MIL...
...not that she looks at this blog, but it doesn't seem right to show it before the occasion! ;)
A combination of Papertry Ink for the cups and "tea time" cartouche...Stampers Anonymous for the scroll work...and Chocolate Baroque for the beautiful's one of my all time favourites :)

We bought her a lovely floaty scarf from the National Trust shop at Buckland Abbey.

The tithe barn...huge it was too!

Modern reworked plaster ceiling...just fab!

It's quite remarkable to think that Sir Francis Drake actually walked around this can't really say lived here as he spent so much time on the high seas!!! Is it any wonder both his marriages did not produce an heir!!!!?

A beautiful old vellum of Gregorian chant music.

I made a box to gift the scarf in...I might at last have got the gist of what the measurement differences ought to be for the top and bottom! Ha ha!
(Cut the bottom piece 2mm less than the top...i.e. Top 40x25 say, so bottom 38x23....that's if your card is not all that thick!)...well it worked for me in this instance. :)

Thanks for looking and MIL adored her scarf :)

Linking this card to Try it on Tuesday for this fornight's "Feminine and Fancy" challenge
xoxo Sioux

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Impossible elephant!

I made a little quirky card using Tim's images.

Bicycle stamped in archival plum
Elephant stamped in archival coffee...Using a stamp positioner to get him poised just right... LOL ;)
Sentiment in archival aquamarine
birthday wishes cartouche stamped in fired brick.

Layered onto a distress coloured base of fired brick.

I needed that...been missing some stamping recently...too busy with life, work and trying to sort out my Etsy studio!

I've had one sale so far from a dear friend...
(what a lovely surprise that first sale was)
...and I think something pretty awesome can't be far off...
...fingers crossed.

Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux

Card available in my Etsy studio...see side bar.