Thursday, April 16, 2015

One last flower card!

Here is the last in my series of "Red" watercolour flower cards.
I have been working on some new watercolour cards and lots and lots of Mother's Day cards. I'm going to add some tea; coffee and donuts to the mix, too!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, except watercolour paper.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mother's Day is less than a month away!

I have been making lots and lots of Mother's Day cards to sell. This one was part of my 4th watercolour series. I used the same supplies for each card in the series.
This one got its sentiment from Artfully Sent's sentiment stamp set. I used Jumping Geometrics in Cranberry ink on coordinating cardstock. I coloured Gold Sequins and Clear Sparkles with my Shin Han Alcohol Markers. I embossed with Canary Pigment ink on watercolour paper then coloured in the flowers with Cranberry and Canary ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, except watercolour paper.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Flowers

Our Spring flowers are all in bloom. My daffodils are almost finished blooming. My tulips probably have another week until they are finished. My prairie lilies have their leaf stalks up and the buds are starting to form. I even have figs on my tree right now and all of my Hellebore are blooming like crazy.

In keeping with flowers, here is the first card in my next trio of watercolour flower cards.
I first want to utilize retired papers to create these cards. I stamped the background with an image from Jumping Geometrics in Cranberry ink . I added Ruby Baker's Twine and also some Clear Sparkles and Silver Sequins coloured with my Shin Han alcohol markers.

The flower was stamped with Canary pigment ink, on watercolour paper. I embossed it with clear embossing powder, then used Cranberry and Canary ink to colour it in. 

All supplies are Close To My Heart except watercolour paper.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I wish each of you a wonderful holiday, with lots of family time and chocolate!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Oh So Happy

Well, I have been enjoying our Spring weather, along with some rain. My Tulips are up and should bloom in the next few days and we will be planting some vegetables in our gardens soon. Yes, my husband has started this April planting craziness in the past few years. Last year we had almost 6 foot tall pea plants and our green beans produced more than we ever dreamed of. So, this year we are going to try to boost production so we can have more stored for the fall and winter.

Now, onto a card I made for a class I recently held.
This is a 5" x 7" card using our wonderful and amazing Whimsy Paper Fundamentals. I mounted the Pixie heart cardstock on some Lagoon cardstock. I used the stamp set from the Brushed Workshop On The Go kit. I stamped on Glacier cardstock with Lagoon and Black ink. I added some Turquoise Shimmer Trim and a Scallop punched border.

I cut a rolled flower from our Turquoise Glitter Paper with Artiste. I stamped the leaf fronds with Memento ink, then coloured them in with Shin Han Alcohol Markers. I also added some Clear Sparkles to finish this card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Brushed WOTG
Cardstock: Whimsy Fundamentals; Lagoon; Glacier; White Daisy; Turquoise Glitter
Ink: Lagoon; Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles; Turquoise Shimmer Trim
Tools: Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Other: Memento Black Ink

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring flowers or SNOW.......

I don't mean to gloat......but our annual flower count topped 17 Billion blooms......yes, BILLION!!! Wow, I guess once you have lived here for a few years, you are so used to seeing flowers blooming in February, that it is hard to imagine there are actually that many blooming at once. The count was done from the 5th - 11th of March and all of the gorgeous cherry blossom trees would account for likely several billion blossoms!

In keeping with blossoms, here is the 3rd card in my Laughing Lola watercolour set.
All of the details are the same as the previous two cards. This card saw the addition of some Pink Shimmer Trim. Oh.....Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: retired Laughing Lola
Stamp: Assorted Edges; Artfully Sent; retired flower set
Cardstock: White Daisy; Flaxen; Thistle; Pixie
Ink: Hollyhock; Gypsy; Black; Flaxen; Canary & Pixie Pigment ink; Shin Han Marker
Embellishments: Flaxen Thick Twine; Clear Sparkles; Stardust Glitz
Other: Watercolour paper


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Watercolour

It was a super rainy day today in Victoria! It was a rather extreme change from the rest of the week, but we don't call it the "Wet Coast" for nothing! I hope less rainy days will return!

Here is the 2nd card in this series of my watercolour cards.
I used all of the same supplies as the card I recently posted. For this card, I used the sentiment stamp set that came with Artfully Sent. I stamped the sentiment with Black Pigment Ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I will be posting the 3rd card in this series in the next few days. Stay tuned!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: retired Laughing Lola
Stamp: Assorted Edges; Artfully Sent; retired flower set
Cardstock: White Daisy; Flaxen; Thistle; Pixie
Ink: Hollyhock; Gypsy; Black; Flaxen; Canary & Pixie Pigment ink; Shin Han Marker
Embellishments: Flaxen Thick Twine; Clear Sparkles; Stardust Glitz
Other: Watercolour paper