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Watercolour Love

Among the many things I’ve learned whilst taking part in the online watercolouring card class over the last week or two is that it’s an art form which needs patience. If my husband ever read my blog he’d be laughing hysterically by now as patience is not something I’m known for (I can almost hear him saying, somewhat ironically, “Really? I’ve never noticed . . . . “)
But another thing I’ve learned is that it’s an art form I love, and that’s also the theme of this card:
One of the class techniques was demonstrated using a flower stamp with large petals. Not having any similar floral stamps I searched my stash for an alternative & decided on this Docrafts bear.
He’s coloured in Aquamarkers, and he took a couple of hours from start to finish – see what I mean about patience? The patterned background uses another of the techniques I learned, and the flag is cut from card which has been painted with a wash of the same colour as the heart. The embellishment is a wooden button which is floral on the other side but as that didn’t match I chose the plain side. I’ve stamped the greeting onto a piece of vellum. This is my second entry for this month’s challenge at Stamping Sensations where “Anything Goes”, and I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches
Here’s the original sketch:
And here’s a little close-up of the bear, I hope you like him –
Base cardstock: Lidl
Watercolour cardstock: Winsor & Newton
Stamps: Docrafts FFS 907117 “Best of British – Great Big Hugs”
Darkroom DoorDDBS003 Floral
Papermania greeting
Inks: Distress Antique Linen (main image), Memento Rich Cocoa (greeting)
Aquamarkers: Mocha, Raspberry, Eggshell
Embellishment: from stash

Seaside Scene: Embossing Paste – or Not

This might look like embossing paste but it isn’t.  If you want to know what on earth I’m on about, all is revealed here, I’m just too lazy to explain it again! For this card I used a stencil by Imagination Crafts that I bought ages ago but had never used. Rather than mixing the filler with paint, this time I applied it uncoloured, intending to watercolour in between the raised images. Then I discovered (by accident) that the filler acts like a wick, absorbing any watercolour paint so I changed my plans & this is the result:

The theme this week over at Less is More is masking or stencilling, so although this probably isn’t quite CAS enough I’ve decided to enter it there, as well as entering a second time at Virginia’s View where there’s a watercolour theme. I used various Aquamarkers.

The greeting is also by Imagination Crafts, stamped in Memento Nautical Blue (well, what else?)

Seaside Watercolour

When I painted the main image for this card the first signs of spring were creeping in & it seemed like summer was on its way. But as I write this, the sky is grey & a cold wind is whistling around the corner of the house so let’s hope that’s a temporary setback in the weather.

Just lately I’ve been enjoying doing watercolouring, something my late father would have been very pleased about as he was a very talented watercolour painter. I’ve got a long way to go before I get to his standard but I’ve really enjoyed losing myself in the creative process. This image is one by Michael Powell and I’ve coloured it with Aquamarkers & a fine paintbrush, I really don’t get on with waterbrushes as I find they make it more difficult to control the amount of water used.

I added a stamped greeting from Clearly Besotted, some birds by Inkylicious & a few shells (again, Inkylicious), cut out to add a little bit of dimension. I hope I’m not too late to enter this into the challenge over at Virginia’s View – take a look, there’s some stunning work on there.

Stamps: Michael Powell “Shore Thing”
Inkylicious, Clearly Besotted “Many Messages”
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Charcoal
Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs, watercolour card unknown


The cue card for this week’s challenge over at CASology is “Jump” and, unusually for me, I made a card just for the fun of it – normally I need to have a person in mind. I’ve had this stamp set in for quite a while but have only used one of them before so this seemed like a good time to rectify that. I didn’t like the “Hoppy Birthday” stamp which came with the set so I used a Craftwork Cards alphabet set instead. I coloured the image using Letraset Aquamarkers.

Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: Papermania Hot Diggity Dog “Treats” HOT 907100
Craftwork Cards Alphabet
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Charcoal
Letraset Aquamarkers


Very quick post from me this morning! When I get the time I love to take part in the challenges over at Addicted to CAS. The theme of the current challenge is “Transparent” and this is my take on it, the glass vase I hope meets the challenge criteria.

I bought some new Aquamarkers recently so this was another test of my watercolouring skills.
Stamps: Lucy Cromwell for Papermania