Saturday 29 July 2017

Wet Saturday ...

Today has been a typical British Summer's day ... it has been raining for most of the afternoon!  I did manage to spend an hour sorting my garden this morning but it definitely needs lots more time spending on it but rain stopped play ... so I had to come in and start crafting!!

I've only managed to create one card ... it seemed to take ages to water colour the panel and then I didn't know what else to do with it!!  Eventually this is the finished card:

I stamped and heat embossed the image before water colouring it with distress inks.  I trimmed the panel and stitched it to the card base.  A stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape to add some dimension.

I used:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled ATC #1 
UNIKO - Pure Florals Cosmos
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon
White machine Thread
Wow White Embossing Powder

I am entering this into the following:

"Less is More"  #339

Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Anything with Flowers

STAMPlorations Never ending Anything Goes Challenge



  1. Stunning card, I love the beautiful watercolour panel and that you have stitched it to the base :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  2. What a wonderful card, Elaine! Your water coloring looks stunning and I love the stitching, it gives this card a very unique feel and adds a lot of interest! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  3. very neat stitching and fabulous coloring, love it

  4. Beautifully watercolouring and amazingly accurate stitching! Just wonderful x

  5. I love this card, something about the colours, simplicity and stitching. It all just works so well x

  6. This is totally stunning, Elaine. What a gorgeous, vibrant look. I've had to Pin this to look at again in future - absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  7. This is fabulous, Elaine! Love the stitching, and the bright colours against the white embossing. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  8. This is glorious, loving the image and colours


  9. Goodness, your watercolouring is just gorgeous, Elaine ... bold, vibrant and brilliant against all that glorious white! Anita :)

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the stitched detail.

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the stitched detail.


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