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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Another Italian view (posted by Judith)

Hi folks, I wanted to show you another sample that I made using the fabulous 'Echoes of Italy' stamp plate that Glenda has just released over on Chocolate Baroque My previous sample reflected the very bright colours around the Lake Garda area, but for this project, I wanted to incorporate some softer hues. I first called this project' From Senate to Ruins', as the border reminded me very much of a Roman senator's toga, and the arch was the remains of a grand building centuries later.

I stamped the arch, and masked it, using Eclipse tape, then formed the hills using torn paper, and inking against the edges. I used softer colours the further away from the front of the view I went. Purples and greys always work well to suggest distance. I then stamped some trees from one of the larger villa stamps either side of the arch. I coloured the arch using Polychromos pencils.

I quite like the main picture off centre on the card, for an unusual change in style. These stamps have been a real pleasure to work with.Keep checking back for more samples from my team mates this week. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. love this one, and really like the border

  2. I really like how you coloured this lovely image & the border is fab.

  3. yet another wonderful card and I like the layout - you really have been busy with these stamps

  4. I'm thinking the design team are loving these stamps :) fabby xx

  5. Lovely card as usual Judith like the placement and colouring. Suexxx

  6. Another beautiful card Judith. I really like the look of this stamp set.Jean x

  7. Thanks for all the info about varying colours to create depth - a topic I need to revisit. The black & white border stamping is brilliantly effective & reminds me of the old Roman marble mosaic floorings. The offset layout is a brilliant idea, especially with the varying layers & colours of the borders for framing.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. So simple but so beautiful. The design team have excelled themselves with these new stamps.

    Sue x


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