A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Friday, 24 August 2012

First Sepia Attempt

Good evening all!

Well, what a very exciting/hectic 24 hours we've just had!  We are the very proud owners of two bearded dragons, Max & Tilly who, incidentally, mated back in April!  Last month, Tilly's 11 eggs from her first clutch hatched - of which we are also the proud owners of - and her second clutch began hatching yesterday and all 10 of them are perfect and adorable :o) My eldest daughter & son-in-law have adopted the new batch!  Obviously, as they get older we will be finding suitable homes for them but, in the meantime, they are being nurtured and adored by us! Think I may find it a toughie when they finally have to 'spread their wings' so I am making the most of them whilst I have them :o)

Well, I just thought I'd share my first ever sepia attempt with you!  I got the adorable digi image from Tiddly Inks and, as the card was for a wedding with a brown/cream colour theme, thought I'd give the sepia a go!  I really enjoyed colouring this one up and creating different tones of browns for the embellishments using my inks, promarkers and card from my stash. I inked the doily & lace as they were originally white!  It was also the first time I have attempted distressing the edges of the papers! I didn't have a super duper tool to use - just scraped the edges of my scissors down the sides!  Probably not the greatest idea but, hey, it kinda worked ;o) 

006 - Copy

The lace, heart doily and flowers were all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish each and every one of you a fabulous weekend!

Tracey xx


  1. absolutely gorgeous tracey...now get it entered into our summer challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog because a summer wedding card totally needs to be there :)
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x


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