Friday 21 May 2010

Emerald Gondola Card

Birthdays for the month of May have the birthstone Emerald, a colour which always makes me think of the sea around the coast of Brittany where we spend a lot of time. Gingersnap Creations Blogspot's Reasons to Stamp colour for May is Emerald. I love my new Darkroom Door Gondola stamp and needed to make some cards so I thought that this was a good reason to use the colour Emerald, as, whilst I am sure the canals of Venice are really a sludgy brown, I prefer to think of them romantically as a sparkling Green!

To colour this scene I brayered Baby Powder Kaleidacolor going upwards, then went across widthways just over the canal, using Caribbean Sea, so that I had pastel buildings and a greeny water.


  1. I am sure you will use this stamp time and time again, you know how much I use my Darkroom Door sets. Yes, unfortunately Emerald is the stone for May - in my view one of the worst gem stones out there LOL. Lynne x

  2. Lovely image Lucy...the pastel colours give the effect of the early hand coloured black and white photographs! Perfect for this nostalgic image!

  3. Love the use of colours Lucy. Beautiful, x

  4. Beautiful card, Lucy! I love the way you added color to the image.

  5. Wonderful colours, they give the image such depth.