Tuesday, 13 July 2010

In a nostalgic mood.....

I bought this little girl stamp at the NEC back in March, and have never used it, it was just lurking there, all forgotten. When I discovered it, I immediately thought she had a very vintage/nostalgic look about her, so I coloured her in sepia tones







Promarkers used: Skin - Blush and Soft Peach
Dress and shoes - Ivory, Sandstone and Tan
Leaves - Marsh green, Pear green
Hair - Umber, Warm grey 4, Warm grey 2
Ink - momento Brick
Paper - Martha Stewart
Sentiment Hero Arts
Punch - swiss cheese EK Success
Stamp - Penny Black
Flowers - Prima
We are back at home, having seen all our kids and grandchildren over the weekend. The grandchildren were delighted to see us - could have had something to do with the fact that we came bearing gifts......anyway, it was a lovely time. Our daughter has promised Kiki a trip to the London aquarium. 'You are going to the aquarium with Auntie Alex' I exclaimed 'Well,' said Kiki 'we may go to the park instead Ma'. On questioning, it appears that the child thought that to see the sharks, she had to put her head in the water and was afraid she may get eaten by them! It took a LOT of explaining that the sharks are in big tanks and won't gobble her up. No, there isn't a little door that they can open and get out to eat you....... no, the fish don't jump out of the tanks either, and you don't have to eat them for your tea......
You know what Kiki, you might be right - a trip to the park sounds like a lot of fun!
See you tomorrow



18 comments:

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous Enfys! I love the mellow colors. She is precious.

dj1952 said...

Your card is lovely. Love the soft colors. You keep amazing me as to your great designs. I thank you for the info on the markers, and look forward to purchasing and using some of the promarkers.

Thanks,

Debra (dj1952)

Lean said...

This is sweet like the soft colours and a lovely image/stamp.
byebye,lean.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Enfys I love the colours you have chosen very vintage.
Children are so funny the way they think bless them.
I hope you are well.
Michelle x

Sharon said...

Just looove how you colored in this little girl. Sooo pretty! Love your Kiki story! The thoughts of a child! :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys glad to hear that you had such a wonderful weekend, and it always amazes me what goes through childrens heads doesnt it you?
Fabulous card I love that image to and youve created a beautiful card with it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

kath said...

so sweet and coloured beautifully and I do love to hear your grandkiddy stories....aren't they so funny with their little stories....big hugs kath xxx

mckinkle said...

Awww En, those family shots are gorgeous! Its lovely to see how they grow and change with each new set of shots! TFS those!

What a gorgeous card, I really love that image and its perfect in sepia tones.

Keryn x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Enfys,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Hope Jacare said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful image. It reminds me of the Milly Molly Mandy books that my mum had as a child - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

freetimegone said...

I love it. Using the Sepia tones was a wonderful idea. As always,
I love the story with Kiki. You really brighten my day.

GrammaR said...

Love the colors! She is beautiful in the sepia tones.
And I wouldn't want to see the sharks either! The park sounds much better.

Cheryl said...

oh how right you are hun she is utterly adorable,love it hugs cheryl xxxxxx

1CardCreator said...

Lovely card, so cute to heear what children really think. We take so much for granted, Kiki was thinking quite right, how else would you look at a shark? Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Peggy said...

She is beautiful, Enfys. I love the soft colors. You are so talented. Thank you for inspiration.

Peggy

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Beautiful as always Enfys, I am glad you finally remember this stamp, just beautiful... LOL.. about the shark story.

Audrey Frelx said...

I love the look of this one too! It is amazing how one stamp can create totally different looks! I love the flowers on this card and the subtle colors.

Kim. said...

How different this is but yet it is just as beautiful and the sepia tones really do suit it.
Kim xXx