Thursday, 23 January 2014

Love is in the Air at MilkCoffee

Well love is most certainly in the air because I have new followers. Wow, thank you so much. I feel very honoured that you would join me.

So, here I am again with my DT post for the MilkCoffeeShowcase and the showcase theme today is Love is in the Air.  All together now, awwwwwwwh! And what could be more romantic than the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet. Yeah I know they die in the end but……..

These new images of Romeo & Juliet are available here.

No, that does not say Romeo and Janet!  Get you gone to Specsavers, forsooth!

They are so beautiful and I knew just how I was going to use them almost immediately. I love it when that happens.

So I really took the whole Romeo & Juliet theme to heart after finding some 12 x 12” paper that just happened to have some of the words from the play printed on it.  What a find!

I coloured Romeo & Juliet with Spectrum Noirs and fussy cut them.

The teardrop on her cheek is to hide the ink smudge that happened while colouring, in case you were wondering what that was. J

I then made a book using Spellbinders Curved Rectangles. I cut brown card for the base then found the opening from Romeo & Juliet on the web, copied and printed it out in brown using the Blackadder ITC font on my computer. I then shrunk it to fit onto the pages, also cut from the SB die.  To hide the join in the middle I made a bookmark from ribbon.

I wanted to include a quill and inkwell, as they are very iconic to Shakespeare, so I sharpened the end of a feather and coloured it with my black SN marker adding drips of ink for effect!  The inkwell is in fact a teacup from a Hunkydory kit that I cut to shape.

The rose is a new Create a Rose die from SB I got a few days ago. Tricky to assemble and I am not too happy with the result but then this was my first attempt. Practice, practice, practice methinks!!

The quote (and this is how pernickety I am) is actually a line spoken by Romeo in the play. I’m not that well-read by the way, I’m just best friends with Mr Google.

It is going to be an anniversary card for a friend of mine & his wife who are both a bit posh and like their Shakespeare. Forsooth!

So there you go. Hope you’re all loved up now!

Check out all the amazing designs by my team mates here and visit the MilkCoffee shop to see all the fantastic images they have.  You’ll fall in love! J

See ya!

Scribbly hugs
Jane xx

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  1. WOW! Jane, this is absolutely stunning!
    Such an amazing design, I can see the amount of thought you have put into this and it was so worth it. Your attention to detail is fabulous, I love it all and your colouring is so beautiful too.
    Sue xx

  2. This is wonderful fantastic that you happened to have a perfect paper to enhance the adorable images. And the quill and rose petals and Shakespearean bits and bobs ....inspired!! I am certain the "posh" folk will love it!! xx

  3. Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, a gorgeous creation huggles Pops x x x

  4. Totally awesome!!! The detail is amazing :o)
    Debs xx

  5. Wow! Jane, this is such an awesome card! Love it totally :)

  6. Okay, I adore this card and I started humming the song "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. I adore these images...they are so cute and they have beautiful faces and their clothes are so detailed. The rose is can practice all you want, but this one is great in my opinion. Fabulous paper, perfect page with a satin bookmark...this card is outstanding and it shows how much you love the papercrafting. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and hope to see you again in the next challenge!! Hugs, Gail

  7. Stunning Jane. Wonderful image and great design and detail.

  8. Lovely card, and what a great find with that backing paper! Thanks for joining us at TioT. Cindy

  9. A beautiful card, beautiful images and layout. Thank you for joining us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Marlene DT

  10. Great card I love the layout and the darling images. Very nice vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  11. Stunning.Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
    Good Luck Susan xx

  12. Jane this is amazing, fantastic make. Thanks for joining us at TPS. Joey xx

  13. This is simply amazing. I love all the attention to detail, the book the feather pen the flowers.....! The stamped images are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  14. I saw this 2 images at Facebook, and when I visit your blog... WOW! You really make them into a pretty creation, Jane! Just love the vintage touch... And the feather and ink, and also the book... brilliant! xx

  15. This is amazing Jane, again, fab colouring and I never would've known about the tear covering something, I just thought it was a really nice addition/touch. The extra attention to detail like the quill is amazing xx

  16. A very sweet card. Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  17. Absolutely beautiful Jane, love all the details but the feather quill and inkwell are genius! Beautifully put together too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.

    Sparkles DT

  18. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at the Graph'It color challenge this week!


  19. Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, Team-leader-TPS

  20. Wow Jane, gorgeous and they are beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at Premium Craft Brand and good luck!
    Big hugs

  21. Beautiful hun. Love the book you've created. The penfeather is absulutely my favorite embellishment.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  22. Such a beautiful project. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT and have a great week. Angela.


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