Saturday, 30 June 2007

Otto the Tollkeeper

Here's another photo from Rein's blog. I don't know how she manages to find these images, but they're fun to work with.
I have posted this on a new challenge site :, and also on 2peas.

Here's Otto's story:

Otto worked as a tollkeeper at the Old Shorehall Bridge. In his spare time he liked to collect butterflies, and was a leading member of the Shorehall men's choir, possessing a very fine baritone voice.
The green background started life as sprayed, but I wasn't happy with it, so I then washed over it with the 2 colours to make a solid. I doubt I could reproduce this again, but I like the effect!


Stamps : Crafty Individuals

Inks : Adirondack sprays lettuce and denim; Adirondack lettuce; DI antique linen, shabby shutters, walnut stain


Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Wow Ros, you come up with some great ideas, love this design!

Rein said...

Wow Ros, is is beautiful!
I just love green!! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rein, this green is something. It makes me think of green baize tables - the sort you might play cards on - obviously I've no idea what the true texture is like, but with the photo and butterflies, it all sends my mind into wondering what Otto was like...another great card, Ros.


Enidan said...

Oh WoW!! This work is wonderful!! Thank you for playing :)

mum on the run said...

Great work, love your use of the butterfly challenge!