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.

Happy 1

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

Happy Watercolouring everyone!

thanks for popping round

Sarah

The Watercolour Cat

I got in late from work this evening, so did’t really have much time to do a spot of crafting… but at half past 8 I decided i would have a sneaky wee hour up in my shed.

The last time I was up there, I die cut some tags, and because they were at hand… that’s what tonight’s crafty project is…

I also cut out a cat in water colour card stock using a memory box die, then I gave it a good covering of water and added drops of watered down distress stain.. the result gave me a tortoise shell coloured cat, and it looks just like our very first cat!

the watercolour cat

 

supplies used :-

  • Clearly besotted stamps round tag die
  • Memory box cat die
  • windsor and newton watercolour card
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain : walnut, vintage photo and tea dye
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Sequin World Salmon Rain Sequins
  • Tombow mono multi glue
  • Natural Hemp Cord.

the watercolourcat 2

Hello

Hi everyone…

It has been a busy weekend for me, on Saturday I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove where we learned all about Stampendous Fran~tage Products, and if you follow me on Instagram, you will have no doubt seen all my experiments :)

When I got home, I headed up to my shed to do my homework for the upcoming Online Card Classes – Watercolor for card makers

I prepared all my colour swatches and did a plaid/checked background… I made mine into a tag!

Hello

I used the following supplies:-

  • Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die
  • Aquarelle Watercolour Paper
  • Flat Watercolour brush
  • Adirondak Juniper Dye Ink
  • Gorjuss The Fox Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo
  • Sequins
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hemptique Natural Twine

Here are some examples of my colour swatches below…

Distress Markers

Adirondak Dye Inks

Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils

Stampin Up Inks

distress inks

distress inks1

Distress Stains

I think that’s about it from me… I do have one last picture to share with you and it is the gorgeous Fran~tage products that I bought this weekend and one from a couple of weekends ago..

frantage

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah :)

 

 

Easter Butterfly & The Wee Dug of Many thanks

Happy Easter Sunday Everyone…

I have two cards to share with you today, one that I made last night and one that I made this morning..

First up we have the Easter Butterfly..

the easter butterfly

This card comprises of a few mats and layers, some distress inking and some water colour splodges..

Next up is the card I made this morning, and it features the wee dug* (*scottish for dog) ;-) that I used last week

Many thanks dacshund

This card features a water coloured background in stripes with Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.. love how this turned out!  Might have to make some more backgrounds in different colourways!

That’s all for now… I should be back later with Shabby Sunday #13 .. which will be the last in the current series, it is time for a change, and change is good :-)

As always, thanks for stopping by..

Sarah