Friday 21 February 2014

Eclectic Florals for CAS(E) this Sketch

Hello Friday and hi to all of you!

Here in Queensland it is stinking hot and humid but there is a storm on the way. I hope we get some rain as we really need it.

Today I saw the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch and knew that I had to put my STAMPlorations Vignette: Eclectic Florals to work.

Here is my card -

I have been experimenting over the last couple of days with my stamping. I have some scheduled posts that will be showing these techniques - in particular water spritzing my stamp before pressing it onto the paper (I'm sure there is a technical term for this, lol).

I was having a chat with Florence and told her I couldn't believe that I hadn't used water directly on my stamps before as I love the effect it gives. Watercolouring for cheats - LOVE it!!

Florence said I should also try glossy cardstock as well as watercolour paper. So I did!

I have inked up my stamps, spritzed them with water and then stamped onto glossy cardstock. To create the look that my flowers are IN the jars, I made a small mask for the top of the jar and stamped right over it. 

The little xxxxx stamp is from the STAMPlorations Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Squares set.

Here is the sketch to play with -

I would also like to enter the following challenges -

The Kraftyhands Challenge - Spring Flowers (2nd entry)

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. gorgeous, you are getting way to clever!!

  2. Your watercoloring is so pretty Kylie! Loll xx

  3. I had no idea that this technique worked on glossy card! I do like the effect the gloss makes it look like there's water in the jars! Simply and beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous Kylie. I've just started playing around with this same technique and plan to show it to my next card group. I didn't know it would work so well on glossy cardstock though - so thanks for the tip and inspiration. Wonderful card! Hugs D

  5. So pretty - looking forward to see all your other cards!

  6. Oh, so pretty! Perfect take on the sketch!

  7. Beautiful clean card, Love the design.
    Thanks for playing along with us on the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.
    Crafty wishes
    Laura Kraftyhands Design Team.

  8. Really lovely card. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.

  9. This is so beautiful :) Its always fun to create new projects with new techniques. I will try with glossy paper too :)


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