My starting point was the vellum.... and then I remembered that fantastic stained glass technique for colouring, and so I've white embossed my image on the front of the vellum, flipped it over, and then coloured on the reverse to create a softly coloured image.
I loved the shelf idea, but this image didn't quite suit a shelf, so I've created an easel card inspired by the shelf!!! I've added the ribbon detail and the greeting at the base of the card to anchor my easel as it stands upright.
After finishing all those soft images, I then got a bit carried away with more colouring!! And this time I was inspired by the wonderful teapot card on the right of page 166.
What a wonderfully therapeutic afternoon of colour!!
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