All-you-can-stamp Christmas Card Buffet - £6.00

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Watercolour Wonder Tutorial

Hello Everybody!

I've had a lot of interest in the Watercolour Wonder Crayons recently. These are superb. They are similar to watercolour pencils but better and more versatile. Here's a quick tutorial of a technique that is really effective.

First of all use your WW Crayons to colour your stamp on the back, as shown. I've used the large flower stamp from Live Your Dream and used Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Old Olive crayons.

Next spritz the back of your stamp with a mister. Bit like Sir Tim does! ;O) Don't soak it, just a light mist over the whole thing.

Stamp as normal. It's best to use watercolour paper for this, it gives a better impression. There you go - a nice "watercolour" effect image!

The card I've made uses Old Olive and Bashful Blue cardstock, Bashful Blue Designer Series paper, Bashful Blue tafetta ribbon and the tab is made using Totally Tabs stamp set, Yummy stamp set (this is a Sale-a-Bration set) all embossed in white on Old Olive and cut out using the tab punch.
Hope you like this. TFL! :O)
Jo x

Monday, 26 January 2009


I was at the Sheffield Crop this weekend and getting a lot of stick for not updating my blog enough, so I will try harder, I promise!

I am a huge fan of Kristina Werner and always pop by her blog for Stampin' Up! inspiration. She does a weekly Colour Inspiration where she picks a picture or item, translates the colours into SU! colours and makes a card using those colours. Taking inspiration from her inspiration, I decided to have a scout around and see what I could find.

So, here's the inspiration:

This gorgeous bag is a Noni pattern called Noni in the Sculpture Garden and is availavle from Get Knitted. The colours I chose from SU! were Whisper White, Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red.

And this is the card I made using them:

The stamp sets used are A Rose is a Rose (one of my all time favourite SU! sets) and Fundamental Phrases for the sentiment.

Hope you like it and I'll be back soon - promise!

TFL! Jo x