Sunday, December 21, 2008


I really didn't mean to have such a long break from posting. Hopefully you've all been as busy as I have and not even noticed that I haven't been around!
BUT... I have good news. I've finally taken those photos so I actually have some new things to show you!

I thought I'd start with a card made using a set that I don't own. My lovely downline and friend Dorothy kindly lent me hers so I could stamp some images. "For Father" is on the last page of the Summer Mini, and I didn't think it was really my style, but I must say I really enjoyed watercolouring it! It's a great set for masculine cards, but this doggie would make a good card for anyone. I was trying to make this one a bit teenager-y. My sister had a pair of Cherry-red Doc Martens when she was a teenager that looked a lot like these!
Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaI used BlackStazon to stamp on watercolour paper. I think watercolour paper is a must to get a good result with these images. You can get so much more depth to your colouring. I used watercolour crayons and my Aquapainter to colour with, and then added some deeper tones by taking colour straight from the inkpad (Ruby Red for the boots, and Creamy Caramel for the dog).
The patterned paper I have used is Ginger Blossom. The other colours are Basic Grey, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip. I used some Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware to embellish. I wanted the Kraft Taffeta ribbon to look a bit girly and ruffled, but I didn't want a bow on there, so I attached a row of Sticky Strip, and gathered the ribbon along the Sticky Strip.

Here are the colour matches for the papers in the Summer Mini, so you can match your colours exactly:

Bali Breeze
· Old Olive
· Pumpkin Pie
· Rose Red
· Taken with Teal

Afternoon Tea
· Chocolate Chip
· Groovy Guava
· Soft Sky
· Wild Wasabi

Ginger Blossom
· Cameo Coral
· Groovy Guava
· River Rock
· Ruby Red

I'll try and get some more blog posts happening over the next few days. We do have house guests arriving today, staying over Christmas with their 3 kids, so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to get on the computer!


  1. Hi Marelle ... with a houseful of guests ... I am guessing you will be rather busy. Like you ... I wasn't sure if this set was "my style". But ... your card is just lovely. I have decided that you & I must have similar taste! I hope you get a little time to relax over Christmas. Can't wait to see your New Year creations! Hugs, Andrea (Wollongong) x

  2. Gorgeous card Marelle! but ALL your work is gorgeous to me and also very inspiring. TFS :)

  3. thanks for the colour matching is a bit hard to see from the pictures but I nearly got it
    Gorgeous card by the way marelle, but then all of your cards are stunning as usual!



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