By the Bay Thank You Card

Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.

By the Bay thank you card flat

I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.

A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.

By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Water-Coloured Autumn Leaves Card with Blended Seasons

There’s only two more days to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle so I’m back today with another idea for you.

I’ve used the falling leaves stamp and stamped over watercolour paper in Stazon and then coloured with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green watercolour pencils, which all belong to assortment 2. I coloured the leaves really roughly to try and highlight the affects of the turning leaves and I think the end result is quite good….if you don’t look too closely.

autumn leaves blended seasons card flat

To add some texture I added some strips of ribbon to the side of my greetings panel. I used a small piece of the new Braided Linen Trim and I wanted something which would add a bit more Cajun Craze to the card. We don’t carry anything like this so I made my own using the Polka Dot Ribbon and the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends marker, which adds exactly what I wanted to the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and remember order these products now before they’re gone forever.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Water-coloured Flowers with Blended Seasons

Colouring is one of my favourite past-times while watching tv as I can’t just sit and watch I have to have my hands busy. Last night I was using the new Water Colour Assortment 2 pencils to colour these flowers from the Blended Seasons Stamp set.

I love how some simple colouring has turned into a beautiful card this morning. The colours used were just Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and the smallest amount of Crushed Curry, but the image looks like I used many more shades.

blended seasons watercolour card flat

I was going to mount the image onto just a white card base but I think the added black layer gives the card a real “pop”. I stamped the greeting using Stazon on some vellum as I still wanted all of the  flowers to be seen.

A super simple card which looks beautiful, now I’m off to do some more colouring.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Shimmery Coastal Cabana Floral Card with Blended Seasons Bundle

Today I’m sharing another card made with the gorgeous floral stamp from the Blended Seasons stamp set. This time I went for a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Woodgrain.

Firstly I stamped the floral image twice on shimmery white cardstock in Stazon and water coloured with the Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green pencils from the new Water Colour assortment 2. My Coastal Cabana pencil doesn’t seem to blend out as well as the rest of the pack so getting the flowers how I wanted took quite a few layers. To add more shimmer to the project I added some Wink of Stella all over the flowers, this looks stunning in real life but has not come out well on the photos at all.

coastal cabana blended seasons close up

I fussy cut the flowers and then separated them to create smaller arrangements around my sentiment. I added a few pearls to the centres of the flowers as to me the don’t look complete without, going to challenge myself not to use them on my next floral card!

coastal cabana flat blended season

The Wood Textures DSP gives the perfect background to highlight all the shimmer on the flowers.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Rainbow Dragonfly Card

Hello everyone,

Hope you’ve all have a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s lovely but today I’m thankful I live in a stone cottage and can cool off easily. Today’s card was inspired by the watercolour pencils. I was playing around creating rainbow in various patterns across watercolour paper and my favourite result was this rainbow stripe.

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I didn’t want to detract too much from the lovely rainbow effect so I chose to just use Basic Black ink and minimal stamping. The dragonfly is actually stamped twice as the first time he was very faint as I forgot to do the tap, tap, twist motion with the archival ink. Although with the photopolymer stamps this was really easy to do.

The leaves are from the Falling Flowers stamp set as I wanted a bold outlined leaf shape and this was perfect. I’ve not chosen a sentiment for this card as I think it could work for many occasions and doesn’t need anything else adding.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Hey Chicken, Chicken Shed Card

Today I’m using the Hey, Chick stamp set which is available as Sale-a-Bration freebie for just 10 more days, so if you like it get those orders in. This wasn’t a stamp set which originally grabbed me but after seeing some wonderful projects its a set which has grown on me and one I’ll miss playing with after Sale-a-Bration ends.

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Originally I was just going to have one chick peeping through the window, but how could I leave out the other two chickens as they all have such cute characters. Each chick was stamped with black archival ink and then coloured with the watercolour pencils and blender pens. They were then fussy cut out which was tricky but worth it I think…all chicks did loose there feet in this process though!

The background was created by stamping the Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede onto a base of Tip Top Taupe, which is not a colour I have used very much at all. The window was cut with the 5.5cm diameter circle from the layering circles Framelits.

I attached the chick behind the window and the placed a layer of window sheet behind them to create the window pane.

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The little greetings sign was created by cutting the sign shape from the Build It Framelits out of the circle of card  which was leftover from the window. The greeting was added with Early Expresso so it stood out and the marks at the sides are supposed to be nail heads but didn’t quite work as I wanted.

I love this fun little card and hope you do to.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

 

Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love

I  wanted to create a softer looking card today so chose to work with the gorgeous watercolour pencils. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite project with this stamp set to date. Continue reading “Romantic Watercolour Card with Sealed With Love”