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
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday – CELEBRATIONS (celebrating love (cheesy I know) and my friend’s wedding anniversary!)
PanPastel UK – Week 3: ANYTHING GOES