Blushing Roses

Hi everyone..

As most of you that visit my blog may already know, I signed up for the Online Card Classes – Watercolor for card makers course, I have to say it has been the best one yet, providing heaps of hints, tips and fabulous video tutorials.. I am at the cow’s tail, as usual, and working through day 3 and 4, which feature stamping with watercolours..

In the card I made today, I picked a Rose Blush stamp by Indigoblu and coloured the surface of the stamp with various shades of distress markers, I used Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, festive Berries, spun sugar, mowed lawn, evergreen bough and iced spruce, spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped it direct onto some Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock..

watercolour stamping #2

Once It was stamped onto the cardstock, I took a Koi water brush and just blended out the lines of the stamp to give a watercoloured finish.. I do like how this turned out, I chopped it down, edged it in wild honey, and matted it onto some marshmallow cardstock..

watercolour stamping #3

then I mounted the finished panel onto a folded piece of Bazill marshmallow cardstock measuring 5″ x 5″ when scored.

Stamping with watercolours

Looking forward to working through Day 5 and 6, I will hopefully share these with you all tomorrow

Sarah :)

The Voice of the Sea Speaks to the Soul

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Joining in this week over at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog, where the theme is “Words are all you need

I have used the “Under the Sea” Stamp Set along with some sheffield steel mega flakes.

Creating this card also gives me the opportunity to try out my new watercolour skills from the Online Card Class, watercolor for card makers..

Under the Sea

Supplies used :-

  • Bazzill Card Shoppe Marshmallow Cardstock (card base)
  • Simon Says Stamp Blue Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Salty Ocean and evergreen bough
  • Tim Holtz Distress markers in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean
  • Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  • Indigoblu Sheffield Steel Mega Flake
  • Indigoblu : Under the Sea Stamp Set
  • Scor-tape and Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Sharpie Poster Paint : White

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I love this stamp set, especially the fish! .. being a fellow piscean an all ;-)  this card would be perfect to give to your friends or family with a March birthday..

As always, thanks for popping round,

Have a great weekend

Sarah :)

Sending Hugs

Sending Hugs.. cause lets face it… everyone could use a hug every now and then :)

I have decided I am making myself a box file of cards,  a wee box file that will hold cards, handmade by me, to send to family and friends…

This little 5 x 5 card will be the first of many..

I made a card the other day using the simple sprig stamp and die set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, I had stamped two of everything, but only used one.. this card let me get the other spare set used up..

I am also using my new stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps, it is the diagonal stripe set..

sending hugs

supplies used :-

  • Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Diagonal Stripes Set
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps Simple Sprig Stamp and Die Set
  • Stampin Up Lucky Limeade Ink
  • Prima Chalk Ink in Old Rose and Soft Pink
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Say it in Style
  • Hero Arts Cup o  Joe Mid Tone Shadow Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

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As always, thank you so much for popping round.

Sarah :)

 

 

How are you?

How are you?

I am doing just fine… back from my long weekend away where I had a wonderful time, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you will have probably seen the photographs that I shared from my trip :)

Tonight’s card is for a wee friend, and will be taking it with me tomorrow… I just wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her :)

I got a nudge from Hazel over at Hazel’s Paper Designs to join in with the CAS(E) this Sketch blog challenge this week… so I have entered this wee card over there today :) … thanks Hazel!

how are you

 

supplies used :-

  • Card base is Bazill Card Shoppe Cardstock in Marshmallow
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps Simple Sprig Stamp and Die set
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps Stitched Tag Dies
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Many thanks Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Ink : Pistachio Pudding
  • Prima Marketing Ink: Pastel Pink, Old Rose and Sweet Pea
  • Apple Pearl and Mint Cream Sequins from SequinWorld
  • Scor-tape, Glossy Accents and Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hemptique natural twine

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

Fragmented Butterfly

Catching up on my Online Watercolor for Card Makers Class after being away for the weekend…

Today I tried watercolor stamping background technique… and also used my stampendous fragments embossing enamel, glitter and flakes..

butterfly

The card base is Bazzil Marshmallow Cardstock, then I took some Picked Raspberry distress ink, watered it down a touch, then tapped my paintbrush over some watercolour card to give a sprinkled effect…

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then I worked on the watercolour background technique… I used a basic grey background stamp with more of the picked raspberry distress ink, love how this turned out… the majority of background stamps that I own, have quite busy patterns, by that I mean that the pattern is quite close together, with tiny open spaces.

Then I took my Stampendous Shabby White Enamel embossing powder and sprinkled glitter and flakes, then heat embossed it from underneath the card, once melted, I pressed a small red rubber butterfly stamp into the centre.. you can see it better in the picture below..

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Here are some of the other backgrounds that I worked on today…

The blue/green dylusions with clear embossing powderand another background stamp by Basic Grey.. work in progress, I just need to figure out what to put on the front to finish the card off

blue embossed

and then the same background stamp,without embossing, done in Wild Honey Distress Ink.. I might just give this one an extra mist with more water tomorrow.. it looks more stamped than a watercolour background :)

wild honey

 

As always, thanks for popping round, and I will see you all tomorrow, with some more watercolour cards

Sarah:-)

Hello Foxy!

Day 2 of the Online Card Class – Watercolor for Card Makers

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My card for today concentrates on a watercolour background using the emboss resist technique featured yesterday, it looks like I am going to be working a day behind, I really want to try all the methods and techniques, its just a pity I have to go to work all day, which only leaves me with around an hour in the evenings to play..

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If you already follow my blog, you will recognise the wee foxy tag I added to the front of my watercoloured embossed background, it was part of my homework for class that I was practicing over the weekend.    He just fitted perfectly on this card, it was meant to be!

I will add a list of supplies at the bottom of this post, just incase you are interested in any of the products I used.

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supplies list :-

  • Simon Says Stamp Green Cardstock
  • Watercolour Cardstock
  • Versamark
  • Hero Arts Fine White Embossing Powder
  • October Afternoon Background Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Round Tag Die
  • Green Sequins
  • Hemptique Natural Twine
  • Gorjuss Foxy Stamp Set
  • Inks Used to create the water colour background are all from Stampin Up
  • they are Pistachio Pudding, Basic Grey and Gumball Green

As always, thank you so much for popping round & see you tomorrow for another card!

Sarah :-)

Happy

Happy….

This card has 2 meaings behind my inspiration for making it…

#1 Happy because I love to craft in my blue shed in my garden

#2 Happy to be participating in the Online Card Class – Watercolor for card makers

In class today, I learned several new techniques for creating water colour backgrounds, I went with the method by Jennifer Rzasa, i didn’t have time to do the stencil effect, however I will be trying this very soon!

For my background I chose 3 x colours :

  1. Peacock Feathers
  2. Wild Honey
  3. Squeezed Lemonade

Happy

The beach hut is a Paperartsy Stamp Set by JOFY and I painted this in at the weekend as practice/homework for theclass :) and used distress markers Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce.

The Happy die cut word is from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

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So glad I decided to take part in the class… it is so much fun!!!

Happy Watercolouring everyone!

thanks for popping round

Sarah