Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Watercolour Card #3

Catchy subject line, eh?  I wasn't quite so sure about the watercolours on this card.  Perhaps these aren't 'my' colours, but, dare I say, it is how the Bister powders reacted to the water.  Perhaps it's because the layers look wonky - like they crooked - they aren't though.  Hmmm.....can't put my finger on it.  What do you think?  Like, or not your fave?

I don't mean to sound negative....I like the card, just not lovin' it.  I do, however, love the font on the sentiment - so pretty, and the butterflies too!  And those are happy, spring-like colours.

There is a fourth, and maybe even a fifth watercolour - I'm patiently waiting for inspiration, then I'll finish those cards as well.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Spot the Dog - Watercolour

Today, I have for you, the second in my 'mini-series' of watercolour cards,  What I find amazing about watercolours, specifically, the Bister powders, is you can't totally predict the outcome.  Here's what I find super cool - when I was deciding which way I would place the layer, I noticed a little spot of colour, kind of carmel brown, and thought, looks like a dog, to me.  Do you see him too?

...reminded me of this little guy......he loves playing in the leaves.

I love this card.  Even though the sentiment is a bit crooked, and the ink on the tree could have been darker, the unexpected surprise makes it special.  Joy!

Just a short post today.  See you soon!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fun with Watercolours

I truly enjoy making cards, yet it's funny, or weird, or perhaps just the way I create - I 'work' or rather, play card maker when I'm inspired.   Earlier today I thought, I should make a few cards, but there I sat, moving papers around, getting frustrated, and we all know that's no fun.  I did what was best - I walked away.

Where do I find inspiration?  Here, there, and everywhere - anywhere.  It's never forced - it just happens.  Soooo, I was watchin' X-Files (with the lights on), and sketching, then - inspiration, and I headed back to my craft room.

Over the coming days, I'll be posting cards I completed today.  For each of my watercolour cards, I used Bister powders - experimenting - fun!

This card makes me smile - it's a happy Happy Birthday card.  At first I considered orange for the base but it kind of overpowered the pinks and oranges.  I was moved to pick up a white base and inspiration!  As for the butterflies - I had them in my stash of butterflies. They were also made using Bister powders, but I used photo paper rather than watercolour.  The pic doesn't show it, but they're super shiny.  Stamp on the sentiment and done!  Love!

Here's what I realized today.  When I make cards that bring me joy the card reflects exactly that - joy!
Stop by again soon - I'll be posting cards I completed today,

Happy Crafting!\

Whoa....wait - by the way - did you catch the song reference?

Monday, 11 April 2016

Spring Sighting?

Rumours are swirling around that spring may actually be coming soon for Southern Ontario - maybe by the end of the week - three cheers!!  

Drum roll please - today, I have a spring-like Birthday card to show you. using a colour combo a bit out of my comfy zone.   I love the airy look of the little die cut flowers. So pretty!  A little embossing on the grey and white layers add some dimension to the card.  And...your eyes do not deceive you - I made this Birthday Card.  Yes - I made the commitment and added a

I quite happy with this card - I kind of adds a spring in my step....spring...get it?  Oh yes, I do think I'm witty.  Tee hee.

Wherever you are, I hope spring is on it's way to you also.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!