Dreaming of Tuscany

Hi everyone

I hope all of my blogging friends back in the UK are ok and not too affected by the weather and floods.  Thinking of you all.

I made this card a week ago but it is the first time it is appearing here, on my blog,  so I thought I would share it with the girls over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This weeks challenge is Make Your Mark.  Please click on the link for full details of the challenge and to see the fabulous inspirational pieces by the DT and Guest Designers.

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I just kept this card simple as I really like this image. I coloured it using ink from my jumbo felt pens and a damp paint brush.  When the ink was dry I stamped over it using a crackle design stamp and DIs. I then rubbed in some DIs around the edges of the white card.  Rubber stamp used: Chocolate Baroque.

Thank you for calling in.  Always great to have your company.

Take care and stay warm.

Florence x


Thank you ATS&M


  1. baileyrosy

    First off I zoomed in to get a better look as I am suffering from bloggers blindness and want to know where you took the photo the background looks very interesting. Secondly I need a tutorial on using Jumbo markers, come to that a tutorial on using any kind of marker. How clever of you to use the crackle stamp over the top makes it very atmospheric. Am dreaming now of Tuscany after seeing this beautiful card.

    Your mate UB

    1. Florence

      Hi ya UB. I’m going to get you some of these jumbos. They are great. I hadn’t really thought of Tuscany until a saw a super photo on pinterest.
      Hugs, Flo xx

  2. Gill Edmonds

    That is a beautiful card Florence. I have the same stamp set, but confess to not having used them yet. I must give them a try. I keep putting it off as my colouring skills leave a lot to be desired.

    1. Florence

      Gill!!! What a lovely surprise. Thank you for calling in. Try a damp paint brush and ink Gill. You can build up your colours if you need to. Just adding a bit at a time. I have found that easier.
      Hugs, Flo xx

  3. lynne

    Florence, this certainly has me dreaming of Tuscany. Such a beautiful stamp but in your hands it has been painted so beautifully. You were right not to embellish the card in any way as it does not need it.

  4. Suze

    This is so lovely Florence, beautiful colouring and I just love the crackle stamping. Hope you are keeping well and enjoying warmer weather than we are! Xx

    1. Florence

      Suze! Hi! I hope you are not being affected to much by the weather and the water. All fine this end. Freezing and raining but we can not complain.
      Take care,
      Flo xx

  5. Shirley

    Beautiful design Florence the image is awesome. Of course I love all CB stamps 🙂 I hope you are doing well, thanks for all your kinds visits and comments. Shirleyxx

  6. butterfly

    This is so beautiful, full of the warmth of much-needed sunshine. The colouring is so pretty, and the crackle stamping is a touch of genius, making it look like an ancient tile… wonderful!

    Some ridge tiles off the roof and many branches down (and not much sleep) but other than that all is well! Hope all well with you too…
    Alison xx


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