Technique – watercolouring

Featuring watercolouring

Watercolour poppies

Today I used another poppy stamp, this time by Stampendous.

I inked the stamp with distress inks and after stamping it on watercolour paper, I misted it until all the lines disappeared. After drying the red and green ink, I smooshed some blue ink as sky.

I then re-stamped the image in red and green and coloured in the petals.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old set by Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grateful

Hi everyone

Last night I went to the Tower of London’s sound and light installation marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of World Ward I. Very moving. I loved the poppies in 2014 and this year’s installation is equally special.

I was inspired to create a poppy card using an older Penny Black wood-mounted stamp and the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. to finish off the card, I added a simple sentiment by Concord & 9th.

Thanks for stopping by.

LucieG.

Berry Thanks

Hello everyone!

I have a quick one layer card to share with you today. This one uses a large image from Penny Black’s  Berries Delight stamp set.

This image is tall, but I still wanted to use a standard UK card base for my card so I stamped the image on a larger piece of card which I trimmed down after I had coloured it.

After I had finished colouring, I decided to smoosh some distress ink on the background – a bit stressful doing this AFTER I had coloured the image, but I took my time and was very careful and didn’t ruin my colouring! Phew!

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Penny Black Grateful Heart sentiment set.

I’m entering this into the current Time Out challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Best wishes to you

Hello everyone

There a fabulous bold colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – purple, green, yellow and red.

It did take me a little while to decide how I was going to use the colours but in the end I chose the fabulous Penny Black potted plant die which I painted with my Altenew watercolours.

I stuck the image to a background I created with by smooshing some mustard seed distress ink onto a base card. (I painted the brown with some distress oxide ink once I worked out where I was going to adhere the coloured die cut).

To finish off the card, I added sentiment from Penny Black and some Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers – but they are quite difficult to see in my photos.

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweetest Fluffles

Hello everyone!

Who remembers the wonderful Fluffles the Cat by Stampendous? Such a cute fun kitty! I still have all the wood-mounted Fluffles stamps I bought probably a decade ago and today I had fun reminiscing about the happy hours I used to spend at a couple of ‘local’ craft stores back in the day. I love how the internet has connected us all and we have so much more online choice nowadays. But I really miss those days in the craft stores.

Anyway, when I saw that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge had a theme of ‘anything goes’ with Stampendous products, I immediately thought of my Fluffles stamps and decided to use one of them with the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I was originally going to fussy cut Fluffles and put him on an action wobbler but in the end I decided on an ‘out of the box’ die cut instead.

I went through my backgrounds box and pulled out the remnants of a Hero Arts background that I created with Satin Pearl embossing powder and distress oxide inks last year and adhered it to my base card before adhering the Fluffles image. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Birthday leaves

 

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have a sketch for you. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.

I love this CAS sketch – lots of ‘white space’ with a great focal point! As we’re now into September (how did that happen?), I decided to use a stamp from Happy Little Stampers’ Doodled Flowers set and create an autumn-themed card. I had such fun using my Altenew watercolour paints again. Love how vibrant they are!

I then cut a circle from a square piece of white card to create a frame to go on top of the leafy background. I knew I wanted to raise the frame a little, but didn’t want to use funky foam. Instead, I created another frame from card and adhered one on top of the other to give my card some very subtle dimension. Finally, I added a Happy Little Stampers sentiment.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Alex as our Guest Designer. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.