Friday, 19 February 2016

Flowering Fields Forever





These are the cards I submitted for Kylie's Crazy Crafters Team Projects - It's such a fun team event where we showcase the wonderful new Stampin' Up! products. Please take a look at what the creative team has come up with and vote for your two favourite cards. I would greatly appreciate your support if you voted for mine hehe. Thank you. :)

I am just in love with watercolouring and the beautiful soft tones it creates. Using white heat embossed and watercolour are my two favorite combinations when making a card. Having the perfect image also defines the card and here I have used the Flowering Field stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and it's perfect for this watercolour wash technique. I love how it's outlined so you can colour it how you want and colouring is so therapeutic! The flowers are so beautifully illustrated featuring the banksia and wattle. The great thing with this stamp set is that it's so versatile you can have them as individual images or clustered to form a pattern of flowering fields like in both my examples hehe.

The sentiment has been  heat embossed in gold on vellum as it just adds that touch of elegance. The sentiment is from First Sight from the Occasions catalogue and it's such a lovely script contrasted with the uppercase font. I used use washi tape and line thread just for extra embellishments and that artsy look.






Here is another way that you can use this wonderful stamp set, this time using black heat emboss and a quick watercolour wash. I had fun making this card and decided to do some fun stitching with the sewing machine for that crafty handmade look. The cute butterfly also adds some fun and cuteness and taken from Butterflys  Basics punched out with the coordinating Bitty Butterfly punch from the Annual Catalogue.

I hope you like both of my cards and hope you have been inspired to have a go at this beautiful watercolour technique using this simple yet elegant stamp set. You can get this stamp set for FREE is you place an order over $90, remember it's only for limited time so place your order now. Be sure to use the hostess code 7NCG9SXW in your order to receive a small gift from me. Please send me a message if you would like more information. Thanks. :)










Stamp sets used:



Flowering Fields - Wood Block 141300 - FREE if you purchase anything over $90.




First Sight Clear Mount - 140688   $31





12 comments:

  1. These cards are lovely. Particularly love the effect of the first one.

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    1. Thank you Rosalie for the lovely compliments. It's one of my favourite effects with ink resist with watercolours. :)

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  2. Juana you have made the first card so wonderful, I absolutely love it. your sewing made me laugh, do you need some sewing lessons hahaha. It makes the second card look real country craft. Again Awesome

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    1. Thank you Christine for the lovely compliments. Haha yes you could say that but it's the look these days lol. I wanted that grunge stitched look and tucked in the loose threads so it's neater at least hehe. :)

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  3. I don't know what everyone's talking about - isn't that how sewing is supposed to look? Mine always does! Great cards.

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    1. True that! Sometimes it's the imperfect that makes it perfect hehe. Thank you Stephanie :)

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  4. I love these cards. They're gorgeous. Now I really want you get this stamp set!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Yes it's a great stamp set, it's well worth getting! :)

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  5. Some beautiful watercolouring! Great cards! xx

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