September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Funny thing is, I don’t love coffee at all! But I love my coffee stamps so I think that qualifies! :)

Click the graphic above to visit the blog hop start. Isn’t it a pretty graphic? I love it!

coffee lovers blog hop

I sure hope the colours are accurate on this photo. I had trouble with that on my last post even though I edited it as usual. I used a background stamp I’ve had for so long I have no idea who manufactured it. I embossed it with brown EP on water colour paper and then added various inks to ‘watercolour’ it. Then I added the embellishment cluster which includes some cheese cloth.

I couldn’t decide what sort of sentiment to use but I finally settled on a thank you. I intend to give this to my girlfriend who is very generous with babysitting when I ask her on a coffee date to thank her.

Enjoy the blog hop! Rebecca

I’m exhausted so I’ll add it later.

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

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