D├ęcoupage, Oh so succulent, Watercolor words

More decoupage cards

Yes the remaining six decoupage cards I made from the Crafts Beautiful decouoage kit… these were made adding my own card blanks into the supplies… 

The first three I added simple embossed sentiments and decoupage panels.

The final three I added some patterned paper and cardstock to finish them off in addition to sentiments either from the kit or from my stash.

I added glitter to some and little dots of glossy accents to others and on the final one I added flicks of pearlescent pink mica spray.

Loved this little play with decoupage for a change. And it just goes to show that allcrafting can be fun! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Burlap, Butterfly basics, Dictionary, Dies, Distress oxide ink, Gorgeous Grunge, Handcarved, Hardwood, Postscript, Timeless Textures, Watercolor words

Last night’s crafty session

So I had lots of fun with my friends at last night’s crafty session. We each made a background…. 

Then we cut them up to a template and swapped pieces so that we would make 5 cards… two with the backgrounds we had made and the other three cards would be using one piece from the others. 

So my cards … well if I am honest I finished them after work tonight before I put everything away… but they were mostly done last night… 

Using my pieces of background… 

From the piece that Mara made… 

From the piece Mo made…

And finally the piece that Kathie made… 

I loved being able to work with the panels others had made and love how different they all were. I must admit that as I had the luxury of a bit more time than just during the session I did add a few extra bits (the additional elements like the flowers and butterflies) but kept to the same available materials as at the session. 

Really good fun! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Happy Celebrations, Petal Palette, Watercolor words

Petal Palette cards

Whilst I had the water colours out to play I made three cards using the lovely Petal Palette new stamps from SU. I did the stamping using the stamp platform to make stamping all three panels super easy and then coloured the images using watercolours. 

I then chose to finish each with a different sentiment.  This one is a gentle happy birthday using the Watercolor Words stamps and then I added the glitter dots to add some shimmer.

Next I chose to do another with the watercolor words stamps.  This time I chose a different colour embossing powder and stickles. 

 

The final card I chose the happy celebrations stamps and embossed the large celebrate and then stamped the rest of the sentiment in the same grey archival as the flowers.  I also chose liquid pearls for the dots for this.

This is a beautiful stamp to use and I can see me using it lots and lots in future for these simple but beautiful cards.

Entering these into the watercolour anything goes challenge at happy little stampers and the embossing challenge at stamp ink paper

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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 

Watercolor words

Unicorn birthday

It was one of the princess’ friends birthdays last week who happens to like unicorns… So I made this card… 

I made a rainbow background from distress inks (2 distress ink and not dostress oxides! Wonders will never cease!) and heat embossed the watercolour words sentiment. Then I die cut from white cardstock the unicorn I got with a magazine a while ago (I bought the magazine just for this die due to the amount of unicorn mad friends the princess has!).

After sticking it down and matting and layering with the black and pink I added clear glitter glue to the unicorn … which of course had to sparkle! 

Hope the recipient liked the card… I know I enjoyed making it! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Everything Eleanor, Watercolor words, YouTube video

Everything Eleanor

Today I have a YouTube video to share with you of a card I made using the fabulous Everything Eleanor stamp set. This really is a classic set and I hadn’t used it in a while. But I still love it. 

And here is the card I made. I did loads of masking and then watercoloured with the inks. I love the way the early espresso blended with the pinks.

Love the sentiment from Watercolour Words too… Perfect! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Crafters Companion flourish, Dies, Embossing Folders, Watercolor words

Four love themed cards

I spent a bit of time sorting out the desk in the craft room a few days ago and came across some papers that were freebies with Making Cards magazine and was inspired to make some cards using scraps of card stock I already had lying around and the papers. I added embossing (heat and dry) and die cuts and stamping to make the cards special. 

The collection of papers was title Together and the images are so cute.

So three anniversary cards and one engagement card for the stash and pleased to have made something from bits and bobs on the desk. The good news is that there are still more of these images left to work with and then a whole load from another collection still to get started on from the same magazine pack. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine