These two cards came to gather out of bits and pieces and didn't take too
long at all. This morning I walked into my room sat there looked at images
drawn and papers and nothing happened, so then I thought I would do so
watercolour. I bought one of those pads from Cosmo Cricket and it took
a long time to get one. First because they were always sold out overseas and
no one was selling here in Australia then when I could finally get in
Australia they weren't the ones I was looking for. Finally went to a after Christmas
sale and there they were on half price sale in a place I checked on a regular
basis yet I hadn't seen before.
Long explanation there - short rest of story. Sometimes I read things and just don't really
register what I am reading (I call them blonde moments). Just Add Watercolour Pad - 40 pages.
So I got the paint brush and water and cloth and sat there and wet the page and
waited for the colour to explode on the page.
What is this piece of rubbish- nothing -showed my son - and yes
he pointed out to me - NOT ADD WATER MUM, ADD WATERCOLOUR - ok when your
finished rolling on the floor in laughter you can look at my two creations......
Let me distract you with this very simple CAS creation. I have cut the bottom
1 1/4" off the front of the card then attached a strip of acetate cut slightly
wider so I could attach inside the card.
With these photos its hard to catch the beauty of this piece of acetate. I have splotched
alcohol ink on it and blown with a straw then added a little blending
solution to change other mixes.
Here you can see the colours a bit better. There are pinks, oranges, reds,
blue, greens, yellows and some flicks of gold.
To finish it off I added a die cut 'Live laugh Love' cut from a stamped gold embossed
floral background panel that was watercoloured in reds, oranges and yellows.
A few enamel dots and the card is finished.
I coloured this magnificent Fairy Queen (thats what I reckon she is) in this morning,
using RV's and YR colours and ice cold mint green for her wings. Added glue and
ultra fine glitter to her wings, flowers and crown. Then I decided to cut her out.
Talk about a delicate job, maybe next time I will approach differently but I found
this background that belong to a card kit I got from Simon Says, a Summer kit background
6 x 6 and just loved the idea of my Fairy Queen being on it. So I trimmed her down,
went around the outline with black to try to get rid of any close cut edges and added
a pile of itty bitty clear gems.
And here she is in all her glory looking beautiful waiting for the sun
to rise ( or go down)
Finished off with the 'Be you tiful' sentiment cut from gold cardstock.
I don't know if there are any challenges for this card but I sure had fun colouring this image
and I'm sure I will find someone to gift it to.
Live Laugh Love Card
Be you tiful Fairy Queen card
Be you tiful Fairy Queen Card
Live Laugh Love alcohol ink card
Be You Tiful Fairy Queen Card
Ok thats it today, thank you very much for coming to visit and I hope to see you again soon.