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 : http://creativeideaonsunday.blogspot.com/, 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!

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Stamps : Crafty Individuals

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

5 comments:

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.

J

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!