Stamptember Blog Party

Hey all! I am so excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp with their Stamptember Blog Party!

Stamptember is always a thrilling event for the entire month over at Simon Says Stamp! There are tons of things to scavenge around the website to find, deals, freebies new stamp sets everyday!

I got to play with the Detail Elm Leaf Die, this one is so pretty! I cut it out with scraps of Arches Coldpress watercolour paper. (This stuff is to expensive to waste I keep all my scraps!) Using some of my Daniel Smith Watercolours I added a splash of watercolour onto the die cuts then layered them onto some grey cardstock. Adding a sentiment from the Hey Bestie stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp – Detail Elm Die
Simon Says Stamp – Hey Bestie
Arches Coldpress
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple
Daniel Smith Phthalo Turquoise
Daniel Smith watercolours

The Greeting Farm – August Previews Day 2

Welcome back to the second day of August Previews for The Greeting Farm.

Today we are sharing some adorable unicorns called Unicorn Dreams! Seriously, what is cuter then a unicorn eating icecream, I am really obsessed with that particular image from the set.

I pulled out my waterclours to paint this one up in some soft colours, adding a tree into the background to give them a little bit of a scene behind them. I have always enjoyed the contrast of the black stamped images to the no lines, free handed backgrounds. Something always feels dreamy about it to me.

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Love Ewe

Hey everyone! Have you seen there is a new release over at Whimsy Stamps, and it is awesome as always!

I painted up the Love Ewe Sheep with my watercolour paints on Fabriano Artistico 140lbs hotpess watercolor paper.

Jessie - Whimsy - Love ewe Sheep .jpg

I kept my colours very soft with this one, and am absolutely in love with how this card turned out! I cut the image panel down to 5.25″ x 4″ and added a little detail with a black multiliner.

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Oh Dragon Preview


Hey everyone! Today I have another preview of a set being released on the 15th of this month from The Greeting Farm! The set is call Oh Dragon, and I love it. This entire release has my son absolutely thrilled!

TGF Oh Dragon

I made a super small 3×3 card, I watercoloured up this darling little dragon and the background. I really love how this cute little note card turned out! I think I need to make a bunch of them!

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Some things are not always as easy…

WC card


Wow, lets chat about this technique from the Watercolor For Cardmakers Class, Swarup Murthy taught this lesson, and boy what a lesson it was. I am semi pleased with the results. Would for sure skip the enamel dots when I attempt this again. But this lady makes it look ever so easy, and lets be honest, this was one of the most challenging lessons I had run into in this class. I will attempt it again, hopefully this weekend so be on the lookout for that.


wc card 1


There is a closer shot of the flower the lines you are seeing in the flowers are not the stamped line, they are actually dropped in with watercolour. I use a Windsor and Newton, compact Cotman watercolor pallet, on Canson 140lbs coldpress watercolour paper. The sentiment is from one of me flower sets from whimsy stamps, I believe it is on the Hibiscus and Lily set, but will have to check for sure.

wc card 2

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Just a little swatching

So after being sick for a few days and not being up to doing much. I was in google hangouts last night with a friends who are also taking the watercolor for card makers . They were working on their swatches for the class, to see all the colours of their different mediums when they have been used with water. I jumped on board.

This is by no means all of the different things I have. I hope to finish the rest of my swatches today, aside from my gelatos, which are still on their way to me.


So these are all the samples/swatches they are done in canson watercolour paper that is the size of a card front ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 )


Here is my small collections on Twinkling H2o’s. I had to hunt for them as I forgot where I put them. Ha ha. Shows how often I used them.


Distress markers. I didn’t swatch out the white for, hopefully, obvious reason.


Derwent watercolour pencils.


These are my Derwent Inktense colours. I have them both in the pencils and the blocks. I will one day splurge and order the large set of the pencils. Oh how heavenly that would be.

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