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Water And Inks Doing All The Hard Work

It’s that time again to show the class project for last week which is all about watercolouring.

You can get some lovely textures ebbing and flowing within your card with such little effort, the water and inks do all the hard work for you.

For my background I wanted the card to be very tonal so only used three colours from the same family of brush markers.

I never refer to black or white when mentioning colours because this is a very grey area.

– black is the absence of colour and is therefore not a colour –

– white is the blending of all colours and is a colour … go figure.


The layering up embellishments are from corrugated card and some stamping.


It’s A Magpie Girls

You’re all probably wondering why there is another posting from me … well last week I fell off a fence, cut my shin and twisted my knee.  As Andrew kindly pointed out to me, should not have been on the fence in the first place.  Had the knee xrayed and thankfully no bones broken (it’s sooooo painful) but I have to elevate it and keep off as much as possible.  Thankfully the crafting part doesn’t put any extra pressure or weight on it … hence more crafting.

Slapped wrist again, I have had this Clarity Stencil at least 3 years (could be 4)!!!  Bought 5 different Clarity stencils at Ally Pally, not one has been out of the packet until today.  Stop gasping girls because I am probably not the only one who impulse buys.  One down four to go!!!

You will laugh at this one, before opening the pack I looked to see what the bird was called but unfortunately Clarity do not put the names of their stencils anywhere on their packs.  Not a problem, just went with colours I liked.  It was only when I was looking to add a link for the stencil that I found out what it was called …. MAGPIE.  Now who doesn’t know what colour a magpie is????  Me presumably because this little Magpie is green, yellow and blue.

Thought the stamped quote from Studio 490 Wildflower Art was so appropriate.


Coloured (Mr Magpie) … could be anything once he’s coloured … with Faber Castell watercolour pencils and used Black Soot DI shading around the edges.

Entering the above for the Stampotique Designers Challenge 258 where they want to see a Favourite Quote.

Enjoying colouring in again, which I used to do a lot of, especially the shading side.  Amber and I used to sit for hours on end just shading and colouring and she always thanks me as it helped her no end with her artwork.  Usually another craft technique comes along and I gallivant off to have a go at it but maybe for the time being I should just concentrate on one thing at a time.


Winter In Paris

The new challenge at FSC  this month is ‘Winter In Paris’.  Our lovely Dani chose the new theme and oh my the design team have really made the catwalk come alive with their stunning pieces.

It’s a great feeling when you dust off some old stamps and use them again and that’s just what happened with these Clarity ones.  Used to use them a lot yonks ago but sadly over the years they have just lain in a drawer.  I am sure they were probably the first stamps I bought on my very first foray to Ally Pally (quite some years ago now).  Also met the lovely Barbara Gray who was demonstrating them (she wasn’t so famous at the time) but needless to say I had to have them.

Another one layer card and the other stamps used are the trees and sun from Stampin Up plus the stenciled image ‘Francais’ is from DecoArt.

Stamped the lady first then masked off to protect her whilst doing all the other inking and stencilling behind her back … lol.


I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.