Monday 22 August 2016

Happy Birthday Masking and Watercolouring

Welcome back everyone. This time its two cards and I think I have caught up as much as I can before I babysit the grandkids tomorrow then go back to mum and dads for a few days.  Went straight from migraines into a cold that has decided to stay and make me feel blahhh. I will have to mask and glove up when I go to mum and dads but as all my siblings and my daughter chose to leave the country at the same time, its just me. Mind you after they go to bed at night theres plenty of relaxing and blog checking just no crafting.

I will survive, I will not go into withdrawal, I

First card I am using the floral stamp from Inspired by Stamping and its called
Plumeria. Its one of my favourite stamps at the moment, looks so pretty and easy to watercolour.

I have masked and stamped the original four flowers and added at the bottom and on the side to give me a really lovely bouquet. The main colour used is pink Zigs and a wee bit of yellow.

The photos are not doing justice to the colouring as they are wonderful IRL. I then die cut
with the postage stamp die from MFT. Because I sued quite a bit of water to get the colours to sit as I wanted the piece of watercolour paper warped a bit.

I attached the panel to a piece of foam which helped to straighten it a bit but will need to put a couple of heavy books on the finished card just to help. I finished the card off but mounting the panel on a 
 5 x 5 white card, added shimmer to the flowers with Wink of Stella. attached a Silver mirror card die cut and a few little pink sparkles.

This card I have used a new die that just arrived from 'Lil Inkers' 'Thanks so Much stitched square.
I cut this from a piece of card that I had coloured with copics in the colours on the rainbow. Chose the yellow/ orange/pink/red end.

See this wonderful card it has a pre-embossed pattern very gently pressed into it.
It is flowers, leaves and butterflies and the centre of the card is cut out. Guess what?????? Perfect fit for my die cut sentiment.
Sooooo I attached a piece of acetate on the inside of the card then was able to attach the die cut sentiment perfectly into the space.

I decided I wanted to attach a little flower but added that to the inside of the card. This is one flower from a beautiful little stitched set from Happly Little Stampers Doodle Flowers so beautiful and easy to colour and cut out. This one is watercoloured with Zigs.

Thats it the card is finished and I love it.

Challenges : 

Thanks so Much Card - Copics

Wonderful card for inspiration and I had so many ideas cracking round in my
head and ended up going with the 'Thanks So Much' card, square card, die cutting
mix of colours.

Happy birthday Card, love this flower not only because its so easy to watercolour but also cause it makes me think of the frangipani tree in our front garden.

Happy birthday card, has the Happy Birthday die
 cut as well as the flowers.

The Happy Birthday Card with the pink flowers.

Thanks So Much Blended die Cut panel

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Debbie said...

lovely card - love the colour blending - hope the challenges go well

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colouring as always. Love how the second card came together....very clever! Thanks for sharing these beauties x

Zw@@n said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Aileen. I love your colouring on the Happy Birthday card. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful floral card Aileen and I LOVE that fab die too!
Hope you're feeling better soon x
PS I 'think' I've changed my settings so that Im no longer a no-reply blogger (would you do me a favour and check? Cheers)!

Jane said...

Two very beautiful cards, both showing brilliant blending of hot colours. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Fabulous, Aileen! Such a cool use of that die. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

maria f. said...

Two lovelies. The warm color spectrum card is so striking.

Ardyth said...

Aileen, these are both wonderful! Love the warm colour and the fun flower image! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the focal die cut - Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad!

lostinpaper said...

More fabulous cards Aileen, hope you feel better soon!

Ashwini Rao said...

Really loved your first card - I can imagine the colors looking just stunning, its a fantastic combination of colors, really!!

Marilyn said...

Aileen, both cards are beautiful. I love your design and color blending for the Muse card.

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Aileen, amazing cards, specially I love the Thank So Much card - your ink blending really makes it stand out! Thank you so much for sharing your card at AAA Cards challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Unknown said...

Your cards are stunning! I especially love the card you added to our ATSM challenge! Beautiful colours ! Thank you for taking part in ATSM challenge!
Kamila DT

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Gorgeous blended die cut panel. Love the way you placed the flower behind it. Wonderful CAS card. Thanks of linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

Bo┼╝enA said...

Congratulations on winning of ATSM. It's very beautiful card!

Di said...

Found your blog after watching Therese Calvird, love your cards.