Sunday 24 May 2020

Uniquely Creative - Relax and Unwind a Little

Hi there!! Its been a very cold and dreary day here today, the complete opposite to yesterday. And it even started raining around 3pm and hasn't stopped since, which is quite a shock. It has hardly rained at all this year and has only rained twice during the day. We've had the odd 10 minute shower in the middle of the night but that's been it. So even though it probably means I won't be able to garden tomorrow, its definitely well received, especially by the farmers!!

A few months ago this 'Caravan Die' was released by Uniquely Creative with their 'Tropical Dreams' kit. I managed to get my hands on it and had a bit of a play:

I'm not very confident about creating scenes with masking but I love doing them with dies. This was so much fun to put together and I spent ages trying to work out how to make smoke!!

I started by die-cutting the caravan from white CS and colouring with my Altenew Artist Markers. I added some patterned paper from the 'Good On Ya' Paper Pack behind the window and door for interior decoration.  I also die-cut some bright green CS with the 'Grassy Borders' die and some grey CS with the 'Stitched Mountain Range'  die. I did the same with two different shades of green CS and dark brown CS, creating trees with the 'Tree Builder' die. 

To create a night sky I blended Distress Inks 'Black Soot' and 'Chipped Sapphire' across the top of the card front. I adhered the mountains on top, as well as the trees, cutting off the over-hang. The caravan was glued in place with the grass over top. For the fire I cut some thin strips of brown CS and die-cut the flames from white CS using a 'grass die' from the same 'Tree Builder' die set. I coloured them with Altenew Artist Markers and glued under the trees. I used a very light grey marker to make the smoke.

The sentiment (from 'Read Past Your Bedtime') was white heat embossed on black CS, backed with white CS and put on foam tape. I then added stars to the night sky with a white gel pen and put on some enamel dots. And to finish off I used the 'Clear Sparkle Brush' on the caravan window and door.

I'll be honest, I'm not a camper, I'm more of a 'you stay in the caravan, I'll stay in a hotel with a mini-bar' type of gal but this caravan does look pretty cute. Maybe if it was parked near a hotel I would be ok.......

Take care


  1. What a great scene Shona - and congrats on being on the design team :)
    We too have had a decent downpour overnight, and then a grey, damp day today, but I am not complaining as we needed the rain here too.
    Stay safe

  2. I'm definitely the luxury-hotel-with-pool-and-cabana-boys type but I'd stay in this little camper it I was asked nicely. Such an adorable card and your scene looks so beautiful.