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…

butterfly 2

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..

butterfly 3

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

#Lovingthisclass

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..

hello foxy

 

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.

hello foxy 2

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.

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 :)