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Travel adventures

Updated: Sep 25, 2022

Many of us love travelling - it's a fact! We all have our favourite destinations and they're all different.

What if you loved the orient and wanted to visit Japan or China in the Springtime? I'd love to see the cherry blossom / sakura event myself.

That's why I designed this card with background paper that went with the colours I used in the central image - pinks and bluish-purples.

I found an oriental temple colouring page, modified it, added another cherry blossom tree by hand and then layered the Conie Fong image "Winter Sweethearts" over the top. Find the digistamp here.

I wanted the scene to look like it could be a photo of the two characters on a holiday or vacation.

The idea of a Farewell sentiment came to me afterwards, with the thought that perhaps this card would be for a couple who were temporarily leaving to go on a long trip.

The colouring used a mixture of techniques, ranging from dotting for grass and cherry trees, black shine, pom-pom flecked with white gel pen strokes, streaky clouds/sky, and black fine-liner detail after colouring the temple.

Copic colours used were:

Purple: BV17 BV34 BV31

Hat and pants: BV29 BV25 BV23 BV20

Grey: N4 N2 N0

Black and white: 100 C8 C5 C3 C1 C00

Skin: E02 E00 E0000

Pinks: R35 R30 R00 R000 R32 R21 RV00 R0000

Blue: B91 B000

Greens: BG96 YG01 G24 G21 YG00 G20 YG0000

Reds and oranges: E18 E08 R08 YR16 YR18 YR26

The ribbon behind the central section is stretch elastic from an old stash that I sometimes delve into.

The patterned background paper is called 'Flower Fiesta - Kwiatowa Fiesta' by Renia Ludwinska - Craft O'Clock.

As always, cards are available to buy in my shop!

Farewell cards are here.

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