Thursday, 28 January 2016

Romance in an umbrella

Hello lovely people,

I've been in Bath studying for a couple of days and Dr. Hubby has been working away for a few days so we are now re-united and going to enjoy a day together...I think it's coffee date time!

It's also time for a new challenge at As You Like It and our theme is...

...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Crafts-U-Love with a £10 voucher

I love to make multi-layered cards as I enjoy combining lots of pretty papers and it works well with the slightly vintage style that I like.

Romantic vintage style wedding card featuring cute mice in an umbrella (image from Crafter's Companion)

Sometimes I find it hard to achieve a soft look when colouring with Copics but I was delighted with how this turned out :-)
The umbrella was tricky because BG70 is so much lighter than BG72 that it is really hard to blend it nicely but I used a bit of 'tip to tip' technique and it worked a treat.
If you haven't come across this technique before, I coloured the image as I usually would but then touched the tip of BG70 on to the nib of BG72 to pick up a bit of the darker colour and applied this to the image to smooth out the shading between these 2 colours on my image.

Romantic vintage style wedding card featuring cute mice in an umbrella (image from Crafter's Companion)

I finished off by adding a couple of random lacy edges, some flower clusters and a little metal charm...ah, so romantic :-)

Romantic vintage style wedding card featuring cute mice in an umbrella (image from Crafter's Companion)

Card recipe;
Image: True love - Everyday in Moonbeam meadow - Crafter's Companion
DP: Summer Crush - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Old Swedish lace - Magnolia Doohickeys

Copic colours;
Umbrella: BG70/72/75
Mice: E40/41/42/43
Roses / butterflies / heart: R30/32/35
Leaves: YG61/63/67
Wrapping: W00/1/3
Moon: YR30/31
Water: BG70/B25
Shading round image: BG0000/000

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


  1. Stunning Kat, simply stunning xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous colouring and lovely and romantic x

  3. Awwww what a little pair of cuties in their own little world! Of course, as always, your layers are perfect... your layout - fabulous.... and your colouring - superb! I've just recently discovered that tip to tip technique too... it's so easy when you know how!! LOL!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  4. PS.. enjoy your day together! x

  5. Beautiful card, I love the soft colours. Must try that tip-to-tip technique :D
    Katrina x

  6. So gorgeous! Love the flowers and hanging charm!
    Lucy x

  7. Kat this is so sweet ( I have this stamp and love it) you have definitely achieved soft colouring, the umbrella looks amazing.
    Have a lovely day with hubby.
    Sending hugs xxx

  8. your colouring and what a super card and cute image. xx

  9. Simply beautiful. A very cute image and delightful colours. Elaine

  10. Such a sweet stamp Kat and coloured to perfection. Love the design and the addition of the die cut lace...really pretty xx

  11. Oh Kat you do create the most beautifully designed card that I see here in Bogland, the colours and papers you choose are fabulous. The image, well I have fell in love with and so beautifully coloured. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. This is gorgeous Kat, love the image and pretty papers.
    Hope you enjoyed your date with hubby
    Lorraine x

  13. So gorgeous Kat - stunning colouring as always and fabulous layers.
    Hope you had a lovely 'coffee date'.
    Debs xx

  14. Hi Kat, on my! This is an absolutely beautiful card. Your colouring is amazing and I love your card design with those wonderful lacy layers. The pretty flower clusters and charm are the just the perfect finishing touch - you are fab! Hope you had a nice day with hubby.

  15. Hi Kat
    Fabulous card ... Love that image... Beautifully coloured...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  16. Oh! Kat...this just melted my heart..what a cute image and coloured beautifully..I love your layers and stitching and pretty details...just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Kat this is utterly enchanting hun. I LOVE that gorgeous Swedish lace edge, it finishes that make so beautifully. Stunning colouring on that sweet image, I love the nib to nib tip, that's awesome! The blooms and sweet charm are the perfect to finish that gorgeous card. Hope you had a gorgeous coffee date with hubby and had a good catch up on the last few days adventures. Big hugs, Wends x

  18. So beautiful Kat. I could've done with this brolly this week as I got soaked! LOL

  19. Beautiful Kat. Love your colouring and the papers are gorgeous.
    Deborah A

  20. A very romantic card, lovely image and your colouring looks beautiful. Your paper layers are so pretty with the added lacy die cut details, this is just gorgeous.

  21. I love the entire creation but the soft sweet coloring (ant the stitching) is my favorite thing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  22. This is beautiful Kat, such a sweet image and your colouring perfect as always, love the touches like the borders and your embellies.
    Kaz x

  23. You never cease to amaze me, Kat! Such GORGEOUS cards with all the layers and your coloring is UH-MAY-ZING! Beautiful....


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