28 May 2015

Congratulations To You

Congratulations To You

Ok, so I haven't blogged in eons. Really, I haven't crafted in eons either. I've had some medical issues, and thought it was a good time to take a break. But I'm slowly getting back to it!

Crafter's Companion just released a new range of dies called Edge'ables (available in the US and UK) and I adore them - how fun is this image panel, trimmed with a sentiment? The edges and bottom don't cut, so you can use this kind of die any way you want, anywhere on the card. I like options!

I watercolored the fabulous image (Kimono range, again available in the US or UK) with my Spectrum Aqua markers (US or UK) on watercolor cardstock (US or UK). I used: Kingfisher, Evergreen, Blossom, Rose Pink, Moss, Desert, Topaz, Charcoal, and Black.

To create the background, I used a couple of the Textures stamps (US or UK), colored them with my Aquas, breathed on them, stamped them once on extra paper, breathed on them again, THEN stamped them onto the watercolor paper. Then I added a smidge of water and smoothed it out with a dry brush. Sounds way more complicated than it was, really - I promise!

My yummy mint cardstock base is from Simon Says Stamp. I super love it!