Category Archives: Watercolour paints

Stamped tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

I created a wintery tag for this month’s swap…

I added bookprint to the tag, then some stencilling using white acrylic paint. I also added more stencilling using texture paste. This created a nice resist for the shimmer watercolour paint I added.

Then I added stamping using both distress inks and archival. Next more stamping using versamark and embossing powder to add even more texture to the background and also for the focal image which I stamped onto white card and cut out.

I love the wintery feel of this tag. For the finishing touch I added the ribbon and twine by stapling it with coloured staples.

I also defined the edges with darker ink to give it more depth.

Happy crafting!


Flower ATCs

Following on from the inchies I made and shared a couple of days ago I also made a sunflower ATC using the rest of the embellishments from the stash…

I added them to a distress oxide background that I had added some gorgeous grunge stamping. I also added a printed sentiment and some sequins.

The second flower based ATC I made was very different in style. This one I stamped and watercoloured using watercolour pencils and then embossed the sentiment on top.

A very simple but pretty ATC.

Love how different they both are.

Happy crafting!


Owl twinchies

Today I have another twinchies set to share with you and this time it’s owls!I created these using some Creative Stamping magazine stamps… the owl from a Christmas themed set and the feather on the background mounts is from another set.I embossed the owls onto the black cardstock and then coloured them using shimmer watercolour paint.Then I added the twit twoo titles using craft ink and then white gel pen for the doodled frame.Next I added the feathers using the same embossing powder and mounted the owl panels on top.I mounted them onto the yellow cardstock and this was them ready to send to the swap recipients.Love the metallic owls and the cute expression this image has.Happy crafting!Catherine

Easter cards for the Aunties

So I made two cute Easter cards for my Aunties, both using cute stamps I got with a magazine kit (I used the kit for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge at the beginning of the month).I decided to keep the cards clean and simple so stamped them and added pearlescent watercolour to colour them. I stamped a speckled stamp for the grass and then used Tim Holtz stickers for the sentiments.I finished with a silver pen doodle D frame.I chose the two different colour schemes (lemon and greens and lemon and orange) as nice spring fresh colours.I also added some stamping to the envelopes and the same frame idea but using a different stamp for each.Happy crafting!Catherine

Happy Planner spreads

Recently I’ve started using a Big Happy Planner so I thought I would share a few spreads here so you could see what I’ve been up to…This one is the first weekly one and I’d already started documenting the week by this point. I used Art by Marlene collage papers and butterfly punches to add the fun elements. I also added some washi tape and some stickers from Art by Marlene.Next week I used some old stickers from Stampin Up.The before the pen (ish!) Spread above, and below half the week completed.For the third week I took some printable sheets a Facebook group member had provided to use Game of Thrones as the theme.Finding this a fun way to organise myself and have ordered myself a mini version as a more portable version than this Big planner so will see how that works.Hope you like this little view into my new obsession.Happy crafting!Catherine

Happy Mothers Day

So my mum is in Spain and I forgot to post her card ahead of time … oops!

So will be sending it in with their Easter card and Anniversary card… at least it will be in time for Spanish mothering Sunday which is in May!

I am looking forward to a nice meal out with the hubby and most importantly the child to eat tapas at a local Spanish restaurant. Yum!I actually kept the card really simple with a piece of pretty paper, yellow die cut and some shiny copper cardstock.

Onto this I added a butterfly which I embossed and then added some pearlescent watercolour to give it shine!Finally lots of gems!

Happy crafting!