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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.

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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!

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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

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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 🙂

 

 

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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

 

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Life is good

The Sun is shining, the skies and blue, the birds are singing and …. Life is Good!

life is good

there is also a wee youtube time lapse video for this card, I am finding it easier to upload video’s these days, since we had new F/Optic Broadband installed, normally it would take me 4 hours to upload a 15 min video… now it takes minutes 🙂

so the supplies list for this card are :-

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Reddy pink textured cardstock from Bazzill
  • Peachy pink & duck egg blue textured cardstock from DCWV
  • MyMinds Eye 12 x 12 Glittered Patterned Paper “in Bloom”
  • Clearly Besotted Scallop Edge Dies
  • Studio Calico Wood Piece “Life is good”
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread and Stampin Dimensionals
  • Scor-tape
  • Papermania Tea Party Paper Blooms
  • Small piece of Muslin Fabric

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for the envelope, I used the same patterned paper (leftovers) from the card and also a Spellbinders Scallop Edge Rectangle Die, a couple more of the paper blooms, muslin fabric and a wee pearl.

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CASE Study Challenge #187

CASE Study Challenge #187

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Today, I am entering a wee card into the CASE Study Challenge Blog, I am just getting into card challenges again to get my creativity flowing… I had a lot of fun creating the card for the challenge ..

This is the CASE Study

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I took the following from the above case study…

  • Due cut letters
  • Vellum/Glassine
  • Pink / Red
  • Teal/Blue
  • Love

and here is my card…

case 187

Supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock
  • Daschund Die
  • Clearly Besotted “Love” Die
  • Clearly Besotted Furry Friends Stamp Set
  • Pink Iridescent Sequins
  • Zig 2 way glue Pen
  • Hexagon Inlay Vellum
  • Dylusions Fuschia and Pomegrante Ink Sprays

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I dropped spots of ink over the Dacshund with the Dylusions sprays then sprayed once with water and dried with a heat gun, it gave the  diecut a tie dyed feel,so when the card is closed, you can see it through the vellum..

case 187 2

as always, thanks for popping round..

Sarah 🙂