Category Archives: Watercolour paints

Happy birthday Auntie M (For a few weeks ago)

It was my Auntie Margarets 70th birthday at the beginning of the month, but she didn’t want a fuss so I decided not to emblazon her card with a number!

Instead I made this pretty and delicate card.

I used the stamps from last month’s Creative Stamping magazine to create a subtle background on the card and for the focal image which I coloured using watercolour pencils.

I then chose some tiny stamps from another set in the stash to add the little flower in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and the little heart in the pale Soft Sky ink just to add a little colour in the background. The hearts I added some wink of Stella to as well, again subtle but there if you are looking at it.

Next I chose the die cut window and the sticker onto which I embossed the sentiment from my box of embellishments. I love how the added dimension of the window just adds some thing special to the card.

I finished with sequins in the pale blue and the stamped green Happy which if I am honest I would have preferred as a die cut, but I don’t have the word happy as a die cut, so need to add that to my shopping list.

Super happy with this pretty card for my lovely auntie M.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Heart themed card

I have a card I made to share with you today which uses all Darcy stamps which I had on the desk from making the heart coins I shared last week.

I started by masking off a section of a card blank with washi tape and then stamping and masking the word hearts. This really is one of my favourite stamps.

I then coloured the stamps using watercolour pencils and a water brush. There is a bit of shimmer to the hearts because I hadn’t cleaned my brush out from using it in my shimmer paints! Ooops! Happy accident!

Next I stamped one of the Darcy characters and coloured with promarkers and fussy cut them out to add to the card.

I finished the card off with one black gem.

Love this! Such a simple card to make really… might do this again with other stamps to make an interesting panel on the background.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hearts and layers coin swap

Hello!

Today I am sharing four coins that I made for a swap where the theme was hearts and layers… so yes it needed to have layers and feature hearts!

I started by stamping and masking and stamping some backgrounds onto some thick cardstock. I used Darcy stamps from Paperartsy for all the hearts as I love the different types of hearts she designed. I stamped the word hearts in memento and the circle hearts in Candied Apple distress ink.

I had loosely drawn around some coins so I knew how much to cover of the cardstock I was using.

Next I started colouring them in… promarkers for the word hearts…

… and the background…

Once these were finished I cut them out and added some embossing using a different heart themed stamp from Darcy’s collection. These I clear embossed to give texture to the coins.

Next up was to do some layers and focal images… I chose to use scraps of this fabulous textural wallpaper and then another Darcy heart which I embossed and then coloured using the shimmery watercolours in shades of pink and grey.

I love how shimmery and shiny these are. I also edged the coins in Black to frame them.

Next I added the embellishments… a shrink plastic ticket I stamped and cut out, a gemstone and some stamped words from another Darcy stamp set.

Ok now to show the real colours in daylight and not just the orange look they get under the desk lamp…

Love how they came out!

So these are my coins for the swap… I think there were enough layers and enough hearts to satisfy the conditions of the swap! Hopefully Janet who I made them for loved them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Here is my second design team contribution for today… for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.

I used some really old pretty papers and added some sewing shabby chic style before adding the rabbit stamped images that I coloured with water colour pencils.

I added some pearls and to one of them a flower with a pearl centre.

Love these sweet cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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!

Catherine

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!

Catherine

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