Tuesday 1 August 2017

HLS August Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. The 1st of the month sees our Watercolour Challenge kick off. It is always Anything Goes but we offer an optional theme for you to play along with.

Today I am sharing with you something I have never made before - a mini book. I cut all my pieces out of watercolour paper using the Sizzix Passport Die.

The die allows you to cut your covers, inside pages, and spine to bind it all together.
I used the smooshing technique using Crimson, Orange, and Lemon Brusho colours.

I decided I wanted to create a book just for butterflies.

I used a number of HLS stamps and a couple of stencils with texture paste. I also hand wrote some butterfly quotes.

Once I had all my pages ready and dry, it was time to bind it all together. I used Baker's Twine and added a little butterfly charm.


 Here is what the die looks like (it is an XL Bigz Die)

I added a couple of little blooms using a stencil and ink but my main focus was the butterflies.

I hope you will join us over at the challenge blog! Here is a recap of the stamps I used from HLS


      Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour Paper


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Thanks for popping in today and I can't wait to see your watercolour entries.


  1. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing

  2. What an amazing project Kylie! The colours are gorgeous and those quotes are lovely.
    Carol x

  3. Such a great project Kylie! Beautiful journal and inky pages. The butterflies look fab! Hugs, Autumn

  4. A delightful album full of colour and life.
    Alison x

  5. Beautiful mini book. I will have to show it to my daughter who is starting an Art Journal.

  6. Gorgeous and I love the colors. So much attention to detail in this wonderful piece ! Jenny x

  7. Wow, stunning book Kylie.



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