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Envelope Album

First page of an envelope album which I started the other day but as you can see here I have sailed away on a different path yet again.  This is definitely what crafting is all about, just go with the flow!!

This time I have used a different stamp for the front which is from Indigo Blu called Dancing Children.  First used this stamp here but only showed the girls from the end, today you can see all the stamp..

Originally I wanted the album to be a little sophisticated but then veered off  and went for a Springtime feel.  Because our weather at the moment is so unpredictable … should be Spring by now … I went with a scene that looks as our weather does … storms, snow and in between some beautiful sunshine.  Background paper is a G45 sheet.

Children PlayingChildren Playing2

  Made the background by first stamping then masking off before adding DI’s Ripe Persimmon and a mixture of Mustard Seed plus Squeezed Lemonade.  Did the flick technique with water and when dry blended some Black Soot and sprayed a little of the Dylusions White Linen.   Coloured the children with a mixture of Copic Markers, really enjoyed getting them out and having a play something I haven’t done in ages.

Have to show more later as I am off to start my class project for today!!!


12 Responses to “Envelope Album”

  1. Pat says:

    Love this shirley the colours are great together,the back ground is just brill when you study it . It looks like ladies looking on it is great well done freind xxxx ps get well soon

  2. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley…I absolutely love the copic colouring of the kids…just beautiful! This is one of those pieces that keep on looking at, because of the techniques I think. I hope you are feeling better soon too.
    Dot x

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Good Morning, Shirl! Your envelope album is going to be wonderful when completed, and I can hardly wait to see the other pages! The background and vibrant colors are magical against the scene of happily dancing children! The texture behind your border image is the perfect touch! hugs, de

  4. Anne R says:

    Hi Shirl, your scene is delightful, I love the image of the children, they all look so happy, it is hard not to smile at this wonderful creation. Love it. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Meggymay says:

    A wonderful scene Shirley, gorgeous images and those children look like they are having loads of fun.
    Yvonne x

  6. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, your design is gorgeous I love the colours, Happy weekend, Shirleyx

  7. Astrid says:

    This looks gorgeous and such a lovely stamp! Lovely Spring feel to it with those colours!

  8. Chris Warner says:

    Beautiful color work as usual Shirl, a really fab project! Chris xxx

  9. coco says:

    Gorgeous!!!! Really love this , what a lovely scene and fab project! Hugs, Coco xxx

  10. butterfly says:

    Maybe you’ve not okayed the comments, then, because I know I left one here!! The dancing children are just delightful, and I love the intense colours of the inky background… beautiful.
    Alison x

  11. Buttons says:

    I feel like dancing along with this one Shirl. It’s got such a sense of movement. Jenny x

  12. Avril says:

    HI Shirley, just catching up – and this is lovely, gorgeous image and colours.
    Avril xx

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