Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Vintage CASe

Hi and welcome.
The weather has warmed up a little here, temps in the teens 'C but with the warm front has come wind and rain and overcast, dark days. I've had to have the lights on in my craft room all morning and trying to take photos is a little problematic, so please excuse the quality of images!
I've been having a great time watercolouring these last few days and after seeing a video by Sandy Allnock about vintage watercolour flowers, I thought I'd have a play as the OH was out playing last night!

My starting point were the autumnal colours over at Altenew and their Painted Flowers stamp set.
To start, I smooshed some Antique Linen DI in the top left corner, then planned where the blooms should be. I used a layout from this card and the end result is so different despite the same stamps and layout. Although the colours are quite bold the watercolour technique gives a soft effect.
I stamped the solid part of the stamp in Mustard Seed DI, then washed some water over it to blend out the edges of the ink, then added the next layer in Rusty Hinge DI, blending as I went, followed by peeled paint for the large leaves. The outline stamp was added with Vintage Photo DI and the rest of the spray was filled in with small stamps from the set in Vintage Photo DI. I left them uncoloured except for the tiny buds which I coloured with the Mustard Seed and a tiny spot of Rusty Hinge. A few coppery orange sequins were added along with a die cut thanks cut from gold linen effect card and a sentiment from the Extra Special set in brown.

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  1. Really pretty Jules. I am needing to have a complete overhaul of my bedraggled stamps - haven't invested in Altenew yet as there are so many beautiful ones to choose from!

  2. Great card here Julie, love your pretty flowers and the Autumn colours. The gold sentiment really finishes it off nicely too.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  3. I love the colours here Julie, a really cheery colour and a fabulous design xx

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you have used water with this stamp set! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.


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