Friday 5 August 2016

Watercolour and buried

Hi there guys,

I decided to have a play with my watercolours for a one layer birthday card today.

Here is my creation:
I used watercolour cardstock to make a card base. I then took an oval of card, and a banner, and used temporary adhesive to stck them to the base. I then used Papermania Pastel Watercolour pens over the background and used a wet spongue to blend the colours. I then used a mask to leave just the banner area clear, and again used the pens to create a separate wash on the banner - outlining in purple. Finally, using the original mask I stamped a Creative Impressions vase and reeds stamp into the clear centre (after removing all masks obviously). To finish I stamped a Honey and Hugs sentiment onto the banner area.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
CASology #209 Watercolour
Inkspirational #114 Dip (I had to dip into water to create the background)
 melon headz friends - favourite stamp set (oriental)
OLS #30 August Art (watercolour)

I also have an audio book review for you this time!

Dead and Buried by Stephen Booth
As fires raze the moorland of the Peak District, causing devastation for the National park, there are several surprises waiting for the local constabulary. DS Ben Cooper has to join forces with DI Diane Fry, who is not happy to have been dragged back to the Derbyshire countryside. A discovery of some possessions, belonging to person’s who went missing over two years ago means that the major crime squad have to re-look at the evidence received. Furthermore, there is a new body found in the local, but boarded up, pub. It is a race against time to find out what, if anything, connects the two separate groups of people. Meanwhile, Ben is also trying to prepare for his wedding. This is a very good, fast-paced crime novel, with several twists. I think a better understanding of the characters would come from earlier books however.

Thank yuo for looking,
Hugz Tinz


  1. That's one layer? AMAZING!!!!! Great watercoloring!! A great image too. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  2. Clever interpretation of our theme - this is a lovely, pretty and delicate card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time!

  3. Gorgeous background to create a pretty, elegant card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  5. Such a pretty blend of colors! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  6. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  7. Awesome use of masking and watercolor! Thanks for linking your beautiful card to AHSC this week. Dena, DT

  8. What a great job keeping this to one layer!!!! Especially that banner...just lovely. Thanks for sharing it with One-Layer Simplicity!

  9. Very lovely one layer card and watercoloring...I usually use lots of layers so this would be a challenge to me, and the watercoloring too. Great CAS card...thanks for joining us at AHSC and hope you come by next week for another great sketch.

  10. What a classy, beautiful card. Thanks for playing along again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog this week. It's awesome to see you! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  11. Cute card! I like the vase and the subtle colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  12. You did an exceptional job. Great work with the watercolors and masking.

  13. Thanks for joining the theme at allsorts this week Tracy X

  14. Love it, I love your use of the water colours. Great job! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  15. Elegant & simple - my kind of card! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

    Jess - DT


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