Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Time to get crafty

Hi there! We've had some nice rain over the last couple of days which has helped with cooling things down a little. I had some spare time last night so I decided I would try and come up with a card for my Nan who turns 80 this month. 

I have actually sat in my craft room many times over the last few weeks and do you think I could come up with just one thing? Nope! So frustrating. Anyway, even though I have plenty of goodies to play with in my Happy Little Stampers stash, it is always fun to play with my other stamps. I actually have a new set (Peony Bouquet) that I couldn't resist - one of the companies I love for their layering stamps is Altenew. 

Here is my card 


It is always a bit of a task when using these stamps for the first time especially if you are going to do layering. I sort of cheated and just went with the outline stamps for this card. The reason was that I wanted to do some watercolouring :)

I stamped the outline of the large flower onto some masking paper and fussy cut it out. Using my MISTI, I stamped and masked my flowers and greenery using Versamark ink and then embossed them with white powder. 


I used my Zigs to colour in the images and then threw a few splats over the panel.

The sentiment was the perfect size - from Happy Little Stampers 'Mix Mash' stamp set. I used my MISTI to stamp it as well. There is nothing worse than taking all the time to create a card and then stuffing up the sentiment!!

I am now very happy I have been able to create something after all this time!

I would like to enter my card into these fabulous challenges -

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
(a new challenge blog out there. Well done!)


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (using the optional twist of Stamping)

Inky Chicks - Flowers

Thanks for popping it today xx

9 comments:

  1. very pretty, lovely colors (and coloring)

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  2. Such a pretty card. Love the masking, the gorgeous colours and your water colouring x Your Nan's going to love it!

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  3. Kylie, what this card is beautiful! I love the colors, wonderfully fit together. This card is so delicate and subtle. I adore her
    hugs,
    Bożena

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  4. Your coloring is beautifully delicate. I love your color choices. The splatters really highlight the flowers. Thanks for dropping by 613 Avenue Create.

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  5. love this Kylie...the colour washes are so pretty
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge.
    xx Karen

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  6. So gorgeous card!! Thank for playing with us at Paradise of Stamps.
    Nathalie DT

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  7. Kylie what a stunning card. I love the pink and purple together and of course I love Altenew flowers. The soft watercolouring is just wonderful. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

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  8. Gorgeous card and design thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Chicks this month Jane DT xx

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  9. Wow what a beautiful work you did there .
    Thank you for joining us at Paradise of Stamps
    Hugs Cinderella (DT)
    Xx

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