Saturday 9 July 2016

Step back and take a look around you......

Hi there, I am back with a card this morning, which features a Sheena Douglas stamp, which was released a while back. For me this image makes you think that sometimes you just need to get out of the rat race, stop for a moment, look around and remember what's important!

May be I am reading too much in to it, but there you are!!
I stamped my guy on to water colour card and coloured him in using Spectrum AquaBlend pencils and good old water. As is Sheena's style she has left clues where the shading should be and, in the end I have ended up with a very rustic look.

The lovely leaves are from the same stamp set and, again, they are stamped in to water colour card, coloured with two shades of green and cut out. Very simple to do, and the end result s very natural looking I think. It sounds a bit weird, but I think the leaves are my favourite bit on this card.

So, I hope you like my card today, and that you will also have a chance to 'step back' this weekend!

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x



  1. I think it looks great, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  2. The guy on your card does look very deep in thought Sharon. I often take my little Granddaughter to a local park where there is a Rose garden and whenever I'm there, I always think of the quote 'Take time to smell the Roses' and I always do. We all have such busy lives and it's good to sometimes just stop and reflect, so I know where you're coming from. I love how you've framed the card with the leaves, they look wonderful. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  3. Great card and love the scene you have created. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Hello Sharon, thank you for following my blog and I`m so glad you have because it made me take a look at your blog and all the amazing things you have created. I have started following you so that I can get to see your new creations straight away. I love this card you have made, it looks like you've just drawn it, so clever. I look forward to seeing more good stuff from you.
    Thank you
    Love Alli Xx

  5. Lovely display for our current challenge, ONE FOR THE BOYS, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  6. What a great card, loving the whole layout of your card. Brilliant how you have your leaves trailing down, yes he looks deep in thought in a nice tranquil place, you have really set the scene.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's challenge, good luck. Jean DT xxx

  7. Great card! I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  8. Lovely relaxing card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  9. Beautiful card Sharon. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. Lovely card and I totally agree, sometimes we just need to take a step back, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  11. Great shaped card! How you did the leaves and everything.

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon