Wednesday 9 March 2016

Watercolour Fun

Hello! Well, haven't I been having fun with my new stamp set (Doodled Flowers) from Happy Little Stampers!

I wanted to combine stamping and watercolouring for my card today. I was having so much fun that I even made a second card :)

Here is my first one -

(I have CASED a card that I received for my birthday last year from the gorgeous Sarah Platt. You can see her card HERE. I loved it the moment I opened the envelope.)

I love the brightness of this card. I used yellow and orange brushos to create my background. I simply misted a small amount of water onto my paper and sprinkled the yellow brushos first. A little bit more water to move it around and then some orange brushos. A little more yellow at the top and it was done.

When it was completely dry, I embossed the flowers and leaves and masked while I stamped. I also embossed the sentiment. The black enamel dots were the finishing touch.

Thank you Sarah for your inspiration!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking (Spring and Masking)



(my choice was embossing)

Here is my next card -

I loved making this card. I embossed my flowers and leaves onto watercolour paper and grabbed some good old fashioned watercolour pencils and a water brush and added the colour.

The background was created with broken china distress ink swiped onto my craft mat and the ink picked up with my water brush. 

I hadn't really planned on this design when I started but once I had everything fussy cut out, I decided to draw some stems and pop everything up with foam squares. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -


Here are the HLS products I used -


Thanks for popping by!



  2. I loved that bright yellow background. Fabulous cards

  3. Wow, this is so pretty and I love what you did with the sketch!

  4. Fab masking on your first card and fab brusho background, I absolutely love what you have done with the second card. The flowers are so pretty fussy cut out like this and that subtle wash behind them is a great take on the sketch. And nearly forgot to say, thanks for joining TO x

  5. Fabulous cards! I love the white embossing looks great! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  6. Both cards are so pretty, Kylie! The bright yellow ombre background on the first card is beautiful and the soft colors on the second card are just perfect for a spring card!

  7. Two beautiful watercoloured cards using your new stamps, Kylie. Love the bright brushos background ... so fun and cheerful. Your second card with the subtle colours is so pretty, feminine and makes me think of spring. Love the flower heads and leaves popped up for lots of dimension. Thanks for sharing your cards at CAS Mix Up. xx

  8. Both of these are wonderful, Kylie! Who could help but smile when seeing the gorgeous yellows with the white embossed flowers! And your fussy cut flowers are so pretty! What a fun set! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Wowie!! your cards are so amazing!! I love them both and I LOVE that stamp set! You will brighten the day of whoever gets these sweet cards!!


  10. Kylie, these are so sweet with the flowers. Your backgrounds are beautiful.

  11. Love the softness of the colors and flowers! So pretty!

  12. These are both so very pretty. And, to think that you made them with your very own stamps. That is so exciting. I really love these new flower doodles. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  13. Wow! Two beautiful flowery water colored cards! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  14. What a gorgeous rich, vibrant background on your first card, Kylie ... those delicious doodled blooms are stunning against it ... I do love that yummy colour combo! Those sweet, whimsical flowers on the second card are lovely ... they look as though they're drifting gently on a summer breeze ... fabulous! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out and at The Challenge! Anita :)

  15. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.

  16. Beautiful card! The flowers are so happy and springy and pretty! Thanks for playing with us at The Challenge this week!

  17. Such beautiful cards! I'm not familiar with this stamp company, but I adore those stitched blooms! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

  18. Love your card! It is so fun and spring-y ;o)Thank you so much for joining us at Cards und More this time! Hope to see you again! Happy crafting,

  19. Two beautiful cards! Love the watercolor backgrounds! Thanks for playing at TO :o)


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