Technique – watercolouring

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Memory Box Stems

Happy SaturdayEveryone!

The theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge is ‘paint’ which had me stumped for a while because I was thinking of distress and acrylic paints. Then I realised the theme would also cover watercolour paints as well! So I pulled out all my recent Memory Box stem (Wildeflower Stems, Daisy Stems and Seed Stems) and got to work with my watercolours. I smooshed and splattered some Speckled Egg and Frayed Burlap distress oxide ink on my card base and then adhered the stems. I added the Memory Box Jotted Script Hello die to finish it off.

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Circles Collage

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Happy Monday! Today I’m playing along with the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge using another part of the fabulous Carabelle Studios Circle Collage background stamp that I used yesterday.

Using my MISTI, I inked up 3/4 of the stamp with Antique Linen distress ink. I then watercoloured the backgrounds of each circle before stamping the image again using Frayed Burlap distress oxide. Colouring the image this way means that the ink lines don’t get too blurry.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

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AAA Cards sketch challenge with watercolour twist

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It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch below and if you want to join with our optional twist, please use watercolour in some way!

For the main image, I used an older stamp from a Hero Arts wood mounted set. It’s actually dated 2006. How can that possibly be 15 years ago? Yikes! Anyway, I stamped it on some watercolour paper and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os. This totally shimmers in real life! To complete my card I added a few dots of gold Stickles and added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

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Lavender Bunch

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The pretty palette this week is purple, green and khaki!

I bought the Hero Arts Lavender Bunch stamp and die way back at the start of lockdown thinking I’d have tons of time to craft, but of course, I didn’t! So when I saw the colour combo this week, I thought it would be perfect for the lavender bunch image! I paired it with a Hero Arts Woodgrain Frame die and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.

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Happy thoughts of autumn

Hi Everyone!

Next up today is what I created for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

What a fun sketch! Loved seeing all the creative inspiration over at the challenge blog and in the end I decided to use my favourite My Monthly Hero kit. It’s from September 2018 but I didn’t actually buy it until earlier this year – I was so happy to be able to purchase it so many months after it went on sale!

I coloured the little images with my Twinkling H2Os (just look at that shimmer!) before adhering them to an embossed panel. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant to finish off my card.

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Falling leaves

Hello friends!

It’s going to be a busy day on my blog today as I share some cards I made for challenges that all close today!

First up is my entry for the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘falling leaves’. I used the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – red, yellow and brown to colour the beautiful Jasper Leave die from Memory Box which I cut in half so that the sentiment didn’t cover the leaves!

I wasn’t too sure about the background so simply added some splatters before adhering the die cut and sentiment.

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