So happy to be playing with my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi and I think it’s time for a watercolour class (or two). I was in two minds whether to share this, as it’s not my fave card but literally it’s the first time I’ve added water to paints so thought I would share it anyway.
This card was inspired by this awesome card from Larissa Heskett Designs, I adore the shaker bag, it’s genius! And a big thanks to everyone with their wonderful ideas about which watercolours to buy, the advice was greatly appreciated.
As soon as I saw this set at TAWS I knew just what I wanted to do, create my own word background, although there was a little moment of debate where I did consider using a colour instead of the black… but in my mind’s eye it was black, so it stayed that!
This video is for The Alley Way Stamps and I gotta say this fish really makes me smile and well, what more can I say… love a him/her version! I was also thinking about it after, that a little tulle in her ‘hair’ would’ve been cute…
So I wanted the ‘pencily’ look and now I’m not so sure… what do you think,maybe my usual bold and bright might have been better? I had fun though and it doesn’t hurt to stretch those creative urges, I have enough stuff here to stretch them for years… but apparently I still ‘need’ more, just ask my friend Paypal, good bloke that one, I don’t even have to leave my seat (go figure). Now to business….
Back playing at The Alley Way Stamps blog today and it’s a real CAS masculine design today. This is an extra TAWS video for me today, due to a little technical (ahem) glitch, I’ve got two videos to share at the TAWS blog, so enjoy!
It seems like I’ve started a new series called ‘By Request‘, it’s quite happened by accident but it’s been fun and given me a little focus, so let me know if there is anything you want me to show or try, as most of the cards I make are created while videoing sometimes with lots of pre-thought sometimes with very little and lots of ‘winging it’ along the way (so a little direction may be good).
This card was a re-creation of this card HERE, and I know it may look very different but it’s really just the same technique with different colours and images.
Today I’m sharing a card that was published with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine where the call was to mask a space for sentiments. A little different to my usual style, but I really did have fun creating the sentiment panel and the matching embossed border.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ll be back with a TAWS video Sunday, looking forward to seeing you then.
Other Supplies: Ranger Embossing Powder – Liquid Platinum. Cotton