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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Houndstooth notecard set.


It's a rainy old day here in Melbourne--which I can't believe since the city I've lived in for the last 6 years (and almost 23 years a few years prior to that) is almost always in the high 30's by now (that's Celsius too by the way!)

I would firstly like to say a very big thank you for all of your comments--I can't tell you how exciting it is to hear my phone chime and I get to read your kind words! They truly do bring a smile to my face.

Second of all, I want to wish my sweet complicated wonderful little Isabella a very very happy 4th birthday for yesterday! She had a lovely day surrounded by family and there were quite a few presents this year so she was so so excited. Happy birthday baby! (I'd also like to add that despite the fact that she turned 4, I haven't aged a day ... NOT)

OK! Onto the cards,,, I saw a fabulous Copic Colouring tutorial by the gorgeous Danielle over at her blog Neat and Tangled and decided I HAD to give it a go.

At first I just coloured a few butterflies in using Danielle's techniques: 

Quelle surprise!! it worked perfectly! I still need a lot of practice, but just using her tips and techniques made SUCH a difference to my image.   So next i cut all those babies out.

At first I was only going to make one for my granddad, who I'm missing terribly, but I liked the one so much I thought I'd go for a set.  

sorry for the bad photo, I'm going to need a bigger photo tent!

Here they are singularly---I'm totally crazily in love with this houndstooth stamp.
Butterfly Houndstooth thank you card

Butterfly Houndstooth Miss you card

Butterfly Houndstooth thank you card

 I made the detail on each butterfly a bit different for a point of interest: 

On Miss Purple, white Enamel Accents on the dots and body.
 On Miss Red, some sparkles (because red has to be sparkly :))
 On Mr Blue and Green (because they're clearly boys lol) I kept it simple, white gel pen on the dots.

Here are the products I used:


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

One last thing--I'm so excited to be a part of the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog Bloghop on December 9, so make sure to pop by then, because there are prizes and some AMAZING people participating!

Speak to you soon and thanks so much for popping by!


Linda xx


Joy said...

Gorgeous cards have done an amazing colouring job...hugs

Chari Moss said...

Lovely cards! Okay so I really do need to use my houndstooth background. :) Maybe today! :)

Virginia L. said...

Your coloring is FABULOUS! You must do it more often!!Beautiful set of cards!

Lucy Abrams said...

These are just beautiful. FAB colouring.