Friday, May 23, 2014



I mentioned in my last post I have been following along with the Online Card Classes watercolour class and I can say that I have found it very inspiring. I have done minimal watercolouring in the past and have enjoyed it, now I want to do more!

This beautiful sunflower is from La Blanche and I used the smooth side of Tim Holtz's watercolour paper which gave a very clean crisp image, using Archival Ink. I painted the petals with Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed, the flower centre with Walnut Stain  and Vintage Photo, the leaves with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn and the background with Faded Jeans, Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I coloured the base of the card with Faded Jeans ink and adhered the image to navy smooth Bazzil cardstock before adhering it with dimensional tape to the card base. The sentiment is from the Stamps of Life set 'standup4sentiments', embossed in white.

A little light green bling from Hero Arts and the card was complete.

I leave you with this - watercolouring is a blast!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

U Rock


I have been following along with Online Card Classes latest class focussing on watercolouring. I am just a little behind as usual, but there is always great inspiration that comes from these lessons. I don't own a decent set of water colour paints as yet but I do have Lyra Aquacolor Crayons and I have found these wonderful, providing beautiful and vivid colours.  A 6"x6" stencil 'Mini Cubist' from Crafter's Workshop provides the pattern seen in the background watercolour.

 The stamps I have used here are from Altenew stamp sets Super Script  and Label Love - I really love the versatility of these sets! The die cut stars are cut from a Lawn Fawn die set 'Stitched Journaling Card'. I placed one star offset on top of another, just to give a different look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 9, 2014

For a Special Lady


This week we celebrated a birthday in our home - that of my twin boys who turned fifteen! Where does the time go?

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card. I used a stampset - Painted Flowers - from a brand new company named Altenew and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set - Best Mom Ever.

The layering stamps were so fun to use - a little tricky at first, but Tasnim provides a chart showing the placement of the layers for each flower. After a little practise it was easier to do. I am looking forward to seeing future releases from this company! The Hero Arts ink colours used were Soft Pool and Pool for the flowers and Soft Leaf and Soft Olive for the leaves.

Naturally, I covered the diecut from Simon Says Stamp with A Wink of Stella to provide shimmer. Can you tell I love that stuff?!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Spring Flowers

Love To Create Challenge Blog - Say It With Flowers

My Craft Spot - Mother's Day or Spring

4 Crafty Chicks -  4 CCC #193 {Flowers}

Cuttin and Stampin - Weekly Challenge 14-18 : Traditional Mother's Day

Wishing you and yours a Happy Mother's Day for this Sunday - I hope you get to spend it with a special lady in your life!

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