Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Not a Bad Bird...

Nice to catch up with you again.

A new technique for me (all techniques are pretty much new to me, 'cause there are so many fun supplies and natural resources to use to come up with something new.)

Up until now I've been petrified of using watercolours and I'm glad I finally dispelled the myth (in my own mind) that this medium was to unforgiving.

I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

The first one is a mandala created using a compass and by using circles within circles, you can get these incredible patterns. I filled in the shapes using several different shades of watercolours but mainly kept it to a grape/grey scheme with washi tape and grey embossed stars.

The second one I am absolutely thrilled with and it was sooooo simple too.
Circle background filled in using a small circle stencil and shades of watercolour, then stamped with a texture stamp from Kaiser craft and lorikeet stencil placed on top and daubed with green ink, outlined in black. "For you Mum" sentiment
stamped in memento black ink and 2 "chopstick" offcuts adhered on top.

I would like to enter the second one into the Perfectly Rustics New Technique Challenge and the Case This Sketch challenge No 120



  1. Pretty cards! I especially like your pretty take on the CTS sketch!

  2. Both cards came out great! Beautiful water colored background on your lorikeet card. I really like the texture stamp you put over it. Thanks for trying a new technique and for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  3. WOW oh WOW dear lady these cards are gorgeous!! LOve your water-colouring!! SUper job and well done for trying something new!
    THanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  4. So glad you gave watercolouring a go, it is so much fun and your cards turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.