Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Stampers - Alphabet, Craftaway a Sunday - Cute

I decided to combine two challenges with this card. The stamp is one of my favourites from Paperbag Studio. It has a haunting feel to it and reminds me of ancestory, family trees and the places family live together so I added PaperWhimsy photos to the houses on the branches and the bottom. I envision these three cuties as brothers who will grow up together. The background is created with food colouring on watercolour paper if you can believe it! This is my entry for both Sunday Stampers with an "Alphabet" theme and Craftaway a Sunday with a "Cute" theme.

18 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, and the little images are just so cute!

Em said...

love the images.. perfect for the theme :o)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

These images are so cute, Heather and the background is wonderful.

Seona said...

The background is stunning Heather - the colouring gives it such depth. Cute images too! Thanks for taking part again, Seona @ Craftaway-a-Sunday

martha brown said...

This is one of my favourite stamps too -- I LOVE what you've done with it!

Sherry said...

You have to love those Paper Whimsy kids!!!! Food colouring? On watercolour paper?!? This I am going to try!!! I love that you think outside the box (and outside the kitchen too!!!).

Sarah said...

I would have to dig deep to find food coloring in my kitchen...it hasn't been used in so long. What wonderful results you achieved! Definitely cute!!

Chris said...

They really have the most adorable faces :) You can almost imagine them growing up a little and swinging from the branches of that tree..as boys do :)
hugs
Chris xx

bastelkueken said...

Wow - fantastic design - wonderful work

Stempelchaotin said...

Woooooooooow this is absolutely awesome. Wonderful images. Brilliant.

Audrey said...

Wow, gorgeous!

Hels said...

Beautiful card - I just love those colours and the way you have popped your own pics over the stamped image - thanks for joining in again hun ... hugs Hels xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous I love the background. I need that stamp its beautiful.

Liverpool Lou said...

This is lovely and the food colouring looks great;-) The colours certainly give an atmospheric feel.
Anne x

Rosie said...

Heather! Thanks for the congrats because I won the prize... you're such a sweetie!
That is a really stunning background - beautiful dramatic colour and I love those little boys. Great work as usual!
I love that technique and must make some more of those backgrounds. The sheets I made after you shared this with us are still among my favourites - so bright and so versatile!! Thanks for sharing! xoxoxo

Dawn said...

Stunning stamp and amazing background - looks like it is shimmering water lit by the evening sky - amazing!

anne said...

Love this Heather. Its gorgeous!!

Kaz said...

wow, food colouring???????? gorgeous background, love the purple colour you got, that's stunning. the whimsy images are super cute and that's one of my favourite stamps too (I used to think it was gravestones....LOL)thanks for taking part Heather, stunning entry.
Kaz @ Craftaway-a-Sunday