Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Watercolour Poppies

I recently bought this stamp set used (love the cost savings!!) and I was eager to try it out. I needed a couple thinking of you cards anyway and I LOVE this Thinking of You sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

watercolour poppies

I used Twinkling H2Os for the background. It is subtle but pretty and shimmery. I used green at the base of the poppies, blue at the top and turquoise at the bottom. I originally die cut the flowers with the matching dies but I wasn’t a fan of the white edge so I trimmed them by hand. Especially when layered over the stems which were not die cut.

I stamped the flowers in Distress ink but the results were splotchy on the watercolour paper so I smoothed them with a wet paint brush. Then I added some more colour from the ink pad smooshed on my craft sheet to add some depth. I’m afraid that doesn’t show very well in the photo. I added some black accents with a C9 and 100 (black) Copic marker.

To finish the card, I added some crocheted lace and twine. The watercolour panel was layered on an aqua card base stamped with the script stamp from the poppy set.

I’m really sorry to have posted so infrequently lately. Summer was really busy and I’ve been suffering with a really bad case of frozen shoulder. I have a lot of pain and very limited range of motion. So a huge thank you to all of you who have stuck with me and not unsubscribed!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Poppies-MFT, sentiment-SSS
Ink: Distress worn lipstick, aqua mist-PTI, green leaves-Memento, Archival black
Paper: Windsor and Newton Watercolour paper, aqua mist CS-PTI
Accessories: crocheted lace, Divine Twine, Twinkling H2Os, Copics, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, sequins-SSS card kit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Felt Flower Corsage for Stamp-a-Faire

This was such a pretty idea!

corsage SAF14

PTI Products used: Button Boutique stamp and dies, Harvest gold, Hawaiian Shores ink

20 Minute Morning Warm-Up Challenge

This one was my favourite!

20 min SAF14

I didn’t use the Hawaiian Shores and the blush is in the tissue paper layers under the butterfly (sorry you can’t see them in this shot) and in the twine used for the antennae. The colours aren’t quite true. The base is more like the sorbet colour and the butterfly is more like the  melon colour.

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PTI Products: white CS, Thanks all Ways, melon berry, aqua mist ink, PTI butterfly die

Faux Frescos for Stamp-a-Faire

faux fresco SAF14

PTI Products: chartreuse CS, Healing Touch Sentiments 

Faux Wax Seal for Stamp-a-Faire

Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. It’s been a busy summer with the kids while enduring a frozen shoulder.

faux wax SAF14

I have to be brief as it’s late and I have three projects to include. I used an aluminum tart tin to melt some UTEE to make this medallion. It was really hard to find a stamp that would work!

PTI products: royal velvet CS, The Sweet Life stamp set