04 June 2020

Cottages - LOTS!

Hi Everyone, a while ago, I saw a stamp and HAD to buy it straight away. This is the first time I have used it though! I STILL love it and just want to do more and more in lots of different colours and ways, I've never felt like this about a stamp, how silly. I'm not the best colourer, but I did my best with them. I decided to send them as a note card to my 3 brothers and their wives and coloured them to be similar to cottages or houses in their areas of the country.

But first, the one I did for myself, to match the colours of my lounge, which I ended up framing. I told you I loved this stamp. After colouring it, I decided to add a picket fence with a border of flowers, I shortened it to fit, I print and cut it out on my Silhouette. I also framed it with a stone effect embossing folder, then framed it in a frame I found hanging about, as you do!
house - Chocolate Baroque
coloured - Distress inks
picket fence and flowers - Laurie Furnell
ef - Dry Stone Wall, Crafters Companion

closeup, sorry about the glass reflection

I made this much darker, I hope you can see it clearer

House rubber stamp - Chocolate Baroque
coloured with - Distress Inks
black card - stash
sentiment - my take on a web sentiment

I coloured this one to be similar to a Welsh cottage, for my local brother

 This was coloured to look be similar colours to Somerset Cottages,
 I was thinking thatch cottage colours!

This was coloured to be in similar colours to the pink Suffolk Cottages, even though they live in the next County, Lincolnshire! SiL likes character cottages.

I hope you have liked my cottages


cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful house image Faith and your colouring is fabulous. I love how you've made the houses look at how they would be in the particular area your family live in. Your own one looks fabulous in it's frame.
Good to hear that you are going to tune into Barbara Grey videos, the ones I'm following are no.28 up till no.32, that's all the nuthatch image. The doodles are fabulous though, Kate x x

Carol L said...

I can see why you had to have that stamp - it's so whimsical and just plain fun! Your framed version is amazing made with your favorite colors and the different colored cards for your brothers look equally amazing in different colors! Great job on these!!

Hetty said...

Wow, Faith, what a great stamp. Such beautiful creations you made.
The one you framed, with the flowers is wonderful. A lot of stamping
and coloring and what a beautiful result.

cotnob said...

A fabulous picture Faith, a super stamp - I can see why you love it so much. Your cards are great as well, I love all of the different colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Liz said...

What wonderful cards, Faith. I love the quirky cottages, I see why you HAD to have this stamp. xx

Nancy said...

Oooh...I can totally understand your excitement over this stamp! I always fall for any stamp of a little house! Beautiful framed piece, and such a lovely variety of cards! :o)

Shirley Young said...

I can see why you like the stamp Faith, it’s a lovely image and the way you have coloured them looks great. You have done a brilliant job xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

How sweet to personalize the colors for each of the brothers. The coloring is so pretty and your framed one with the addition of the flowery fence is so cute in the frame! Great job. Love the sentiment too!

crafty-stamper said...

I love the quirky house stamp and great idea to personalise with colouring love the pink and grey one-great little sentiment you added too lol,
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad that you are getting so much out of stamping Faith x.
Fabulous cards and so thoughtful with matching them up to where they live x. I can see why you wanted to frame yours....It is fabulous x.

Rosemary said...

Your cottages are absolutely lovely, Faith! I love how you colored each one to suit the recipient! The one you created for yourself is wonderful!

Beebeebabs said...

Such great cards and stamp thanks for sharing!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love these Faith! I'm always seeing stamps and thinking that I HAVE to have them lol! You've already got plenty of use out of yours and I love the way you coloured them differently to suit the recipients. The sentiment made me chuckle! Take care, Vicky x

Greta said...

Love your cottages, Faith! I bet your family members were thrilled to get these--hope they frame theirs, too! The sentiment is so much fun!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Faith, love that sentiment too!

R's Rue said...

So pretty.

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic stamp, Faith! I can see why you love it so much. What a wonderful variety of colors and color combos. On the one you framed, I do love the tiny English garden you put in front of the cottage along with the picket fence. Beautifully done, my friend! :-D

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Faith, I love your cottages and the colours you've coloured them. So sweet and pretty

June x

Karen Dunbrook said...

really great stamp Faith...well done.
xx Karen

Crafting with Darcy said...

Faith, these are all great cards with the cottage image. My favorite is the pink one--no surprise there! I think it is great you framed your creations with such a wonderful stamp that you just love so much!

Chana Malkah said...

Nice image and you colored it beautifully! I love the frame you chose. Very nice!
Chana Malkah