Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cocoa's Candle

Hi, it's Bridget here with a card made using one of my favorite Cocoa digi's, De"light"ful Cocoa.  I love burning candles to give a warm glow on long dark winter nights and I can almost smell the Christmassy cinnamon fragrance when I look at this cute Cocoa image!   It's Crazy for Cocoa month over at Sweet and Sassy Stamps so don't forget to pop over and take a look while all Cocoa clear stamps and digi's are 10% off!
It's lashing snowy rain at the moment here in Northern Ireland so this was a fun card to work on today.
I popped Cocoa up on a doodled frame and used today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers using some of my favorite October Afternoon dp's.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress inks, even the image, just to tone down the brightness of the colors.  And when I'm trying for that retro/vintage look, I often dye the twine because I find it tones down the bright white and makes it look like it's been in a trunk in Grandma's attic for the last 50 years!  You can find a fabulous selection of twine at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I used a mix of Copic blending ink and Y21 ink for this. The sentiment is from a fabulous set called Poppies and Greetings.  If any of you have Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags dies,  a lot of the small sentiments in this great set will fit them perfectly.  I don't normally sew on my cards - our house is so small that I have to keep my portable machine in a closet, but because it was out for some other sewing, I stitched between the panels. 
Supplies include:
Twine
October Afternoon dp
October Afternoon buttons
Copic ink
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen ink
SU Real Red cardstock
Black fine line marker

1 comment:

Taylor U. said...

This is beyond adorable!!!!