Brushos, Gelli Plate, Happy Celebrations, Serene Silhouettes, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wash, Watercolor wings, Watercolor words

Wow with Watercolour class

Hi

Tonight friends will be gathering at mine for a crafting session where the theme I chose was watercolour!   Now given I am not an art teacher nor do I know how to watercolour in the way you might be thinking…. I instead chose to add colour in a watery way… or use stamps designed to give a water colour appearance. 

So here is what I have got prepped… 

Watercolour wings with brushos and some embossing. 

Watercolour words with some inky circles using a gelli plate.

Watercolour wash background stamp with a silhouette.

And finally… 

A scrapbook page just for a change. Using the gelli plate to add the inky large circles and the circles from Happy Celebrations set which I applied ink to using the Stampin Write markers to keep with the sketchy look. 

Hopefully we will get through these projects in no time at all… or at least get most of them done! Regardless I am sure we will have fun! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Sheet Music, Watercolor wash

Deck the Halls… I’m back on a Christmas vibe again

Ooops… I did say no more Christmas cards before the end of August… but then I accidentally made one! Ha ha ha! 

It started off as a scrap of card and before I knew it … it was a Christmas card! 

Using Sheet Music, Watercolour wash and the Carols of Christmas turned a few pieces of card onto a fun vintage themed card. Ah well so much for my leaving Christmas until after August had finished! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Claritystamps, Indigo Blu, Lavinia, Use them or Lose them, Watercolor wash

Use them or lose them #18 project #2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I chose to use the Watercolour wash and shared some reasonably fussy shabby chic style cards on Sunday. This time I was inspired by the card class I held last week and went for a Brusho stamping technique instead based on something Helen had suggested.

I tapped out the colours in a rainbow/colour wheel sequence, then spritzed water.  I then stamped the stamp into the colourful puddle and then stamped directly onto the card blank. 

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I changed the order slightly for the second and third cards at the bottom as I need the colour to cover more of the stamp and this time got a bit more coverage.  The stamp itself is sketchy and also the extra water means it doesn’t have the colour all over but slightly puddles.   But for this stamp this was perfect!  Three backgrounds done and dusted in a matter of moments.

To finish off I grabbed different stamps and my black Versafine (important to make sure the card is completely dry when stamping to stop bleeding!).

First one was made for my work friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.

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Used Claritystamps and the sentiment from Sky’s the Limit stamps.

Next a card made on behalf of my parents for my great niece who turns 6 in a few weeks time (I’m ahead on my orders for my parents for once!).

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This time Lavinia stamps for the fairy and stars, skinny alpha for the name and 6 and the sentiment is an old Blonde moments one.

Finally a card for the stash…

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Indigo Blu stamp is just perfect for the colour wash rainbow!

Love all of these, pleased I remembered Helen’s idea and these quick cards were so easy and fun to do!  Love brushos!

Confirmed as well that this stamp is going nowhere!  Definitely a keeper!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Papermania stamps, Use them or Lose them, Watercolor wash

Use them or lose them #18

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Can’t believe we are already at week 18 in the year.  This week I grabbed Watercolor Wash as I had it on the desk already.  I use it to add a bit of fun to envelopes quite often and so it was out and about so I decided to use it for this challenge and see how I got on doing something a bit different.

I started with stamping a couple of pieces of white cardstock with the watercolour wash using Soft Sky ink.  Then I added some Hot Picks stamps with Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo.

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I then took some Bermuda Bay ink and gave the fish a little definition
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I then chose two different ways to finish the cards. ..
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A die cut and some copper acrylic ink to make a fathers day card.
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A stamped postcard and a die cut sentiment teamed with some flicks of the copper acrylic ink some trim and a fun clip. I also added some of the watercolour wash to the postcard using Sahara Sand.

Love both of these and definitely can’t see me getting rid of this background stamp.

Finished the envelopes too…
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Such an easy way to decorate a envelope.

Happy crafting!


Catherine

Butterfly basics, Watercolor wash, Watercolor wings

Wishes for my auntie

My lovely auntie Margaret had a hip replacement op on Thursday. She’s doing really well and I managed to see her for a quick visit to the hospital yesterday. I made her a card to brighten her day and remind her she is loved.

Watercolour wings (my go to stamp set of the moment) was the stamp of choice… but a different from the card I shared yesterday because of the different colour choice.

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Although bright I kept the colours more tonal rather than contrasting like the Birthday card I shared yesterday.  I also added a bit more glitter and the sentiment from Butterfly basics (I love the font of the wishes).

I also decorated the envelope… love the watercolour wash…. what a fab way to get colour onto the envelope! And then the smaller butterflies stamped in similar colours but not done the same … love how each butterfly can look different with each color combination.
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So here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for my auntie and less pain than she’s had for the past year as a result!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine