Pretty Pink Posh, Watercolour technique

Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our Make It Girlie Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the names of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is


We are showcasing STAMPENDOUS PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I used Stampendous Terrarium stamp set to make my card. I love this stamp set for its big mason jar and the smaller tank. Unfortunately I did not use both of the images. Instead I decided to use the smaller stamps in the set, heat emboss them and watercolour. I love colouring flora images and that is what I did. Here is my card.
After colouring all the heat embossed images and background with Zig markers, I die cut the water colour panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Ice Cream Dream also heat embossed. I adhered this panel on to Kraft card base and embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Espresso 6mm and 4mm sequins.
Here is a closeup of the watercoloured images.
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, Watercolour technique

Simon Says Create with Critters!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Ombre Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too


This week the challenge is Create with Critters!

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I love the cuteness of Lawn Fawn stamp sets. And I really adore the cute otter in the Otterly Great Birthday stamp set and dies. This is my card using the adorable otter image from Lawn Fawn!

Create with critter card #1//

I black embossed the otter and watercoloured using Zig Clean Brush watercolour pen. Then I die cut the otter using the coordinating die. Then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and trimmed the edges.

For the background, I stamped the new Stepping Stone background stamp from You have  my Heart collection from Simon Says Stamp in versamark and white heat embossed the image on watercolour paper. Then I coloured the inside of the stones in various shades of blue and aqua using Zig Clean Brush Watercolour pens. The background I shaded in grey. Once dry, I used the largest Stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set to die cut the watercoloured background. I adhered this panel to Audrey Blue card base using craft foam. Then added a layer of vellum which I die cut using the third largest stitched rectangle die. On top of the vellum panel, I adhered the die cut otter and the sentiment using foam adhesives. To bring the card together, I used Pretty Pink Posh’s Cobalt,  Sea Breeze and Sparkly Clear sequins. 
Create with critter closeup//


The shades of blue watercolour on Stepping Stone background give the look of water on the background. Love that stamp set. Just change the colour and you have brand new background every time. Must have background stamp set. Hope you like my critter card!
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Essentials by Ellen, Watercolour technique

Sparkle & Shine!

Hello folks,

After more than a week, I finally was able to spend some time in my craft room. Obviously lacking in creativity, I wanted to try a challenge to bring back my mojo. That is when I saw the new Pin – Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson. I decided to play the challenge because I found it challenging with my lack of creativity.

It is a mood board challenge.


Love the colour combination. But I did not have any bronze paper or embellishments. After searching through my stash, I found bronze Zing sparkly embossing powder. Hooray! I can use it to emboss or make my own embellishements. I decided to emboss the sentiments on vellum cardstock using the Bronze Sparkly embossing powder.

Here is my finished card.

Sparkle & Shine
For the background, I did layered colour wash of Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn distress inks. Then stamped with images from the Bokeh Dots stamp set from Essentials By Ellen in charcoal ink by Hero Arts.
Sparkle & Shine flat
The sentiment is from Hello Gorgeous stamp set also from Essentials by Ellen which I have arranged and bronze heat embossed on vellum cardstock. I trimmed the vellum cardstock, layered with white cardstock and added a tiny peg which I coloured with Charcoal ink.

Sparkle & Shine closeup
Now, I should says after making this card, I did have a few more ideas popping in my head. That is exactly what I wanted. Creativity to start flowing. Such a thrill to have mojo back and thank you to the gorgeous mood board from Ellen Hutson and Laurel. If time permits I will put some of the ideas into paper and share it.

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Penny Black, Watercolour technique

Watercoloured Die Cut – Card #2

Afternoon everyone,

Sharing with you another watercoloured die cut card using Penny Black dies.

Thanks you card 1
For this card I have used Flower Frolic die and Stylish Gratitude die from Penny Black
flower frolic picture stylish gratitude picture

I did the exact same process as my previous card HERE. I love how I have a rainbow of colours against black. I layered them one over the other to get some dimension. I then die cut the Thank You die out of white cardstock and adhered towards the bottom of the card. I also added some thin strips of watercolour cardstock to anchor the sentiment die cut.

Thank you card flat
I added some glossy enamel dots to complement the rainbow colours of the die cut. Here is a closeup of the die cuts.

Thanks you closeup
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Penny Black, Watercolour technique

Watercoloured diecuts!

Hello dear friends,
I have been playing with Penny Black’s new dies over the weekend. I love them especially the flower dies. They are so versatile. Watercolouring them was so addictive that  I made three cards. Today I am sharing the one of the cards.
To the new Mr. & Mrs.
For this card I have used Playful Posies die set from Penny Black
playful posies picture
Normally, I die cut and then watercolour. Then I can control my watercolouring and also choose what colour goes where. But for this card, I watercoloured the cardstock first with different colours then die cut the die out. I love the colour variation on the die cuts due to this technique. This gives more of an abstract look to the die cuts instead of traditional colouring of green for the leaves and red, blue or pink for the flowers. Hope I make sense 🙂 
To the new Mr. & Mrs closeup
So I simply adhered the watercoloured die cut on to the black card base toward the bottom. Then stamped the sentiment from You & Me stamp set also from Penny Black on a strip grey cardstock and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally I added some glossy red enamel dots to accent the reds on the die cuts. 
to the new Mr. & Mrs. flat 
I simply love the high contrast on this card and the variation of colours on the die cut.
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Penny Black, Watercolour technique

Muse for a new CAS challenge.

Hello folks,

There is a new Clean and Simple challenge in town everyone!

Ksenija from Sovushka Salvia Blog asked if she can use this card of mine as a muse for her new Clean and Simple challenge on her blog. Of course, I said yes! it is an honor to be featured and used as an inspiration. Thank you so much Ksenija 🙂

So here is my muse card.

Time to party 1
Here is my CASEd card.
I have used the hydrangeas from Penny Black’s Blooming Garden stamp set which I heat embossed on the watercolour cardstock. Then I colourwashed with Purple colour from Peerless Watercolour. I did this in layers starting with the lightest, drying then layering with another layer of purple with heaver shades in few places. This gives nice depth to the colour wash.
Celebrate closeup2
For the sentiment I colour washed the watercolour paper in orange colour and then die cut Celebrate die from Celebrations die set also from Penny Black for the top layer. I also die cut couple more using regular cardstock. I then stacked and glued them with the orange die cut on the top.
Celebrate closeup!
Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh’s Amethyst 6 mm and Marigold 4mm sequins.

Check out Sovushka Salvia Clean and Simple Blog for more design team inspiration. They are very pretty and CAS. If CAS is your style, come and play along. There are prizes o be won too 🙂

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A Blog Named Hero, Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, Watercolour technique

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Small Scale!

Welcome to a new challenge from A Blog Named Hero – Small Scale!
What this means? we like you to use a small section of the card, smaller sized cards, using smaller embellishments and tags. So any thing smaller in scale.
Here is my card for the theme.
Happy Birthday card1
I have used a smaller section of my card to showcase the watercoloured poppies. I heat embossed the poppies from Hero Arts called Delicate Blossoms, then watercoloured using distress inks. Then trimmed the cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive on the card front. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamp set called Fabulous Fushsias. Clearly Besotted is our collaborating partner for this month.
Here is a closeup of the watercoloured poppies
Happy Birthday closeup2
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Altenew, Case Study Challenge, Reverse Confetti, Watercolour technique

CASE Study #207

Hiya, hello and hi dear friends,

After a month of celebrating the 4th anniversary with plenty of  prizes (Yay!) we are back to our routine muse challenge. This month’s muse is my all time favourite designer – Debby Hughes! She is full of talent and I adore her designs. I am sure you will all agree with me 🙂 Here is one of her recent card using Altenew Stamps as the muse.

How pretty is this card?  The colouring on the vellum makes the flower look soft and pretty. I love it this flower stamp set from Altenew. I have this set with me so I decided to use this set on my card too. I still wanted to use vellum and colour the flowers but did not want to CASE Debby’s card paper for paper, colour for colour, flower for flower…. You know what I mean? I am lots for the right word here lol!

Here is my card inspired by Debby’s muse card.
Fabulous as you are flat
I used watercolour paper and white heat embossed the flowers from the Altenew called Persian Motif. I then used Peerless Watercolour and Ranger’s Perfect Pearls to colour my flowers and leaves. I love how Peerless watercolour blends. So I have used purple and pink on the flowers and while wet I also added perfect pearls. This gives the shimmer on the petals as you can see below.
Fabulous as you are1
I then stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti on a vellum die cut banner using Memento Luxe Lilac pigment ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. They are two sentiments which I stamped and heat embossed one below the other because I think it goes really well together. I LOVE this sentiment. 
I then folded the vellum banner a bit on the top and adhered at the back of the watercolour paper using clear tape. I mounted the watercolour paper on the card front. Then Pretty Pink Posh’s gorgeous gorgeous sequins Amethyst, Pansy Purple and Pink Peonies sequins. Here is a closeup!
Fabulous as you are closeup
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Watercolour technique, Wplus9

Free hand drawing on stamped image – another homework card.

Hey everybody,
Gorgeous Saturday to day in my city down under. Warm sun shining beautifully. Similar weather predicted tomorrow too. So I am enjoying my weekend as rain, thunderstorm and cold weather predicted the entire of next week. 😦  My washing machine is working overtime. But I also want to organise my self, make cards so I can photograph them when the sun is out, right? Anyway, enough of my ranting, I am sharing with you a card I made after watching Dawn’s video from Wplus9 at the Stretch you Stamps 2 online class.
Dawn is very very talented in watercolouring and love her videos. She is a great teacher. In this video, she uses leaves image from Spring Blooms stamp set to make wild flowers and also uses freehand drawing to outline the flowers and leaves. Clever and looks soooo amazing. I wanted to give it a try. This is my card inspired by Dawn’s video.
Sending lots of love card
Dawn used a technique of stamping and squishing the image sideways to get a brushed image. She used Tim Holtz’s specialty paper to do that as it is coated and makes the squishing easier. I did not have that paper. So I used regular white cardstock and improvised the technique. I stamped the leaves image using Wild Mango Ink, then inked the stamp again, added a bit of water to the inked image using a brush and stamped again slightly offsetting to get a watercolour brushed image. For the leaves I used Green Apple from Simon Says Stamp. For the berries, I used Raspberry Jam ink from Hero Arts. I did the same process for the leaves, buds and berries. Once dry, I used a black sharpie pen with a thin tip to draw freehand outline. I was so frightened to draw in spite of practicing. lol! Once I started drawing, I stopped only after I finished the all the images because I didn’t want to stop to look and think I messed up lol!  I really loved how it turned out. Truly amazed. What a great technique? Imagine all the solid floral images I have in my collection getting a new life using this technique. Yay! Dawn, you are genius 🙂 Here is a close up.
Sending lots of love closeup
The sentiment I have used is from Valentine Wishes from Wplus9. Of course, Pretty Pink Posh’s sequins embellishes and completes my card 🙂 I have used Sparkly Clear and Marigold 4mm and 6mm sequins. Hope you like it. 
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