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


  1. very pretty, lovely colors (and coloring)

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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


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