Another card using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite.
Not sure that this is a colour for a Magnolia in real life, but it still looks pretty.
I stamped the gorgeous Magnolia using Stazon ink, onto Shimmery White cardstock, and then cut it out using the matching Die, from the Magnolia Memory Dies.
I used an Aqua Painter to spread a thin layer of water over each area before adding colour. The colours I have used are Old Olive and Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, and Highland Heather, with some So Saffron for the centre of the flower.
As a background I have combined a piece of Whisper White cardstock, embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder, and some of the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Papers, layered over a Soft Seafoam card base.
I didn’t think it needed anything extra, so left it just like that. Of course, you could add some twine or rhinestones.
The Magnolia Embossing Folder is one that is going to get a lot of use here, there are so many ideas and uses for it. So many ideas in my head that I don’t know which one to choose first!
My card today was inspired by one that the talented Vicki Boucher has on her blog here, which I just loved and thought I would have a go at making.
My colours are similar to the ones Vicki used, I have used Smokey Slate as a background colour to help the flower pop, along with Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Old Olive. And since I really wanted the flower to be the focal point with nothing to distract from it, I have just added “Hello” from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, in Smokey Slate.
First, I have embossed the Magnolia onto Shimmery White cardstock. I didn’t have any watercolour paper to use, and while it’s not as good as our new watercolour paper, the Shimmery White does hold water quite well, so it’s great as a back up.
To get a really good overall watercolour effect, I have used the Aqua Painter to wash a layer of water over each petal or leaf before I added any colour, then added ink from an ink pad to the areas I wanted darkest first, pulling the colour out. Then just added more layers of colour if I wanted it darker.
I hope you are having a crafty day,
With the new catalogue, comes new In Colours, so we are going to showcase those colours, and oh they are gorgeous!!
Today, we are showcasing Rococo Rose.
It is the darker pink in my card, but goes so beautifully with Blushing Bride, so I have used them together.
My card features a gorgeous new stamp set, called New Wonders, it is one of the exclusive Host sets, and is just perfect for some watercolouring.
First I stamped the image using Black Stazon ink, onto some Shimmery White cardstock, and then I have coloured it using ink pads and an Aqua Painter.
Isn’t she just too cute?
If you would like to see some more inspiration using Rococo Rose, head on over the Cathy’s blog where she has a list of everyone taking part.
Just the one card today, featuring the very cute Pretty Kitty Stamp set, which is retiring tomorrow.
I have watercoloured around Kitty, leaving her white, and coloured the flowers using either Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers, and used the Gingham Gala papers (also retiring tomorrow) from the Occasions Catalogue.
Inspiration for this card came from the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
Happy Sunday stamping!
I have enjoyed sharing with you all the different cards I have made using the Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit, I’m sure there are a lot more I can come up with, but since today is the last day it is available to buy, I will share something different after today.
Both of these cards use some of the patterned paper that was on the inside of the envelopes.
I was trying to get the flowers on the pink card to curve around a little more but it didn’t quite work out, but it’s still pretty.
The flowers have been stamped with Stazon ink and coloured with an Aqua Pen and ink pads, and then I fussy cut the flowers.
Yes, I did fussy cut all of those flowers! Actually it didn’t take all that long, and I find colouring and cutting quite relaxing.
Well, it’s Friday afternoon here in Australia, and I have a new stamp set which arrived this afternoon, so I am going to have some fun playing with that over the weekend.
I hope you have a crafty weekend, too.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
This is my first Blog Hop with the Art With Heart group.
I haven’t taken part in a Blog Hop in a very long time, so this should be heaps of fun!
I have used the gorgeous Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, along with the equally gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, to make a card and two cute little “Bag in a Box”.
Bunny has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter.
Here is bunny up close.
And the boxes are just so quick and easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect for a few Easter eggs.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie
Thanks for joining us today, and happy hopping!
This week’s challenge at The Male Room, is “Under Water”. Hmmm too many ideas….. 🙂
I decided to keep this one quite simple today, and play with some new
I have used ink with an Aqua Brush and gone very quickly over the white cardstock to give a nice washy watercolour look for the background, and then stamped the lovely shell from By The Tide stamp set.
The sentiment is made using a bundle currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – the “Happy” from the Hello You Thinlits and the stamped “Birthday” from the Crazy About You stamp set.