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Rose Blush Watercolour Cards

Hi everyone…

After the marathon run in blog posts today, I almost forgot to share the watercolour cards I made this afternoon…

I used the Rose Blush stamp from Indigoblu, along with distress markers Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry,  spun Sugar, and scattered straw .. some water and a Koi water brush.

Watercolour Rose Blush1

Watercolour Rose Blush2

Watercolour Rose Blush 3

Watercolour Rose Blush 4

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Banana Custard Gilded Gift Boxes

Hi everyone…

Just sharing another couple of projects that I made for my Demonstrations for Indigoblu..

I have a set of 3 x nesting oval boxes and have decorated the large and smaller of the 3… hope to complete the 3rd one next weekend when I travel up to Inverness next weekend for another Demo.

First up is the Large Oval Box..

Oval Box

Indigoblu products used :-

  • White Gee-Soo good gesso
  • Megaflake : Sheffield Steel
  • Flitterglu Kit
  • Pink Iced Gem English Cottage Acrylic Paint
  • Peppermint Tea English Cottage Acrylic Paint
  • Vintage Flourish Dinkie Stamp
  • Gold Line Artist Brush (these are fab!)

to finish the box I embelished the top with some mulberry chrysanthemums and sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts.

banana custard box

next we have the smallest of the trio of boxes…

I  used the gorgeous Banana custard acrylic paint along with some winter dawn megaflake… this wee box is just too cute for its own good!

Indugoblu products used:-

  • Banana custard English Cottage Acrylic Paint
  • Gee-sso good white gesso
  • winter dawn mega flake
  • flitterglu kit
  • Vintage flourish stamp

I also used some of the decoupage papers I bought yesterday and the box is topped off with some Prima Athena flowers..

banana custard 2


thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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A Bird in the Hand…..

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!…

Here is a little altered wooden birdhouse, I loved it so much I bought 3 of them yesterday when I was down in Kelso!

Bird House

Indigoblu Supplies used :-

  • Black Gee-so Good Gesso
  • Megaflake : Royal Peacock
  • Flitterglu Kit
  • Derwent battery operated eraser (these are fab and everyone should have one!)
  • Alter-Ego’s

Other Supplies used :-

  • Wooden Bird House, Decoupage Paper and glue from Strikes/Klondyke Garden Centre Kelso
  • Grunge Paste
  • Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn
  • Acetate
  • Scortape
  • Glossy accents
  • Dots Stencil

Bird House


I thought that I had ruined the look of the bird house by adding the texture paste, so I asked my hubby for his opinion,… he said it looked fine, and looked like the birds had poo’d down the front of the house!! typical lol

Thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Under the Sea 2

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

I had the best day ever yesterday when I traveled down to Kelso in the Scottish borders to do a demonstration for Indigoblu  and their fabulous products.

I left some of my samples with the craft shop and needed to make some more to take with me next weekend, when I travel up to Inverness for another demo 🙂

I made two of these cards last night, both using distress inks and stains, one using mostly Salty Ocean and the other Peacock feathers, I have a picture below of the two cards side by side for comparison.

Under the Sea 3

Left Salty Ocean and Right Peacock Feathers

supplies list :-

  • Card base is Pool Party from Stampin Up
  • Indigoblu black cardstock
  • Daler Rowney Watercolour postcard cardstock
  • Indigoblu Under the Sea Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers (various to colour the fish fins and tails)
  • Distress Ink Pads : Peacock feathers and salty ocean
  • Distress Stains : Stormy Sky, Broken China
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu kit
  • Indigoblu Royal Peacock Megaflakes
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Pinflair Gel Glue

Under the sea 1

Just a wee word of warning… I have several blog posts today and this is the first of many 😉

As always, thanks for your support and for poppinground

Sarah 🙂