Tuesday 30 April 2024

Thinking Of You

Hi everyone, today’s post is a card made as a last minute final entry for this month’s Country View Crafts Challenge - Flower Power. Entries need to use brands stocked by CVC - this time I decided to turn to a Lavinia flower stamp, and as I only have a few Lavinia flowers that are on the CVC website (quite a few of mine aren’t) I’m  trying the technique of watercolouring on Fairy Bells with Zig pens which I recently saw demonstrated by Jo Rice. I also wanted to incorporate stencilling as that is the optional theme for this week’s Allsorts challenge. 

I cut a 5” square of stamping card and stamped the Fairy Bell flowers which I coloured with Zig pens and lightly spritzed with water - a mix of 1st and 2nd generation stamping. I then “grounded” the flowers with more Zig pen colour which I blended out with a water brush, and added soft stencilling with Distress Oxide. I added some delicate spatters with Posca purple glitter and silver metallic  pens, then edged the finished piece with silver Posca, matted onto lilac card stock and a card blank. I stamped the sentiment onto separate card in grey as it gave a softer look than black, edged with silver Posca and attached, then added some dewdrops to finish - I just thought that with the soft lilac flowers it just looked like a “Thinking of You” card.

Stamps: Lavinia Fairy Bells; Woodware Made For You;
Media: Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour pens; Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Bundled Sage); Versafine Clair (Morning Mist); Posca pen (silver); Posca sparkle pen (purple);
Tools: Lavinia stencil - Divine;
Other: Crafter’s Companion Dewdrops.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #778 - Use a Stencil
Beautiful Blossoms #16 - Anything Floral Goes (6th entry)
Country View Crafts FB Challenge (April) - Flower Power (5th entry)
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (April) - Use a Stencil with option Spring Flowers (2nd entry)
Double Trouble #165 - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #713 - All Occasions
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Sparkles (April) - April Showers Bring May Flowers - SPOTLIGHT WINNER
Word Art Wednesday #645/646 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

I rather like this watercolouring technique for use with silhouette or brushstroke stamps, which I used to do with Marvey markers back in the day. I’ll definitely be practising it some more with my Zig pens.

Take care and thanks for visiting.


Linby said...

Very delicate and pretty.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is very delicate and pretty Pauline.

Diane said...

so very beautiful and I love the pretty stenciling around it!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms and Stencil Fun!
Diane BB DT, SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Beautiful Blossoms}

Ellibelle said...

Love the watercolor effect you achieved, it's such a beautiful card and great stenciling on the background! So great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week!

Gail said...

Very soft and pretty card!
The stenciling around the image is very effective, and I reslly like the design!
Thanks for sharing over at Allsorts!

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so delicate and pretty - love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Sarn said...

Very pretty indeed. Very delicate looking flowers xxx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Pauline, enjoy your style of card... the stencing is perfect for your delicate fairy bell flowers... love the technique used for the water coloring affect and the splatter of ink... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms.

Dena J said...

Beautiful, delicate flowers and lovely stenciling Pauline! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

The Crafty Den said...

A really beautiful card Pauline. The floral image is gorgeous and I love your soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful, the water colored look is so soft and pretty, and love the "splatters." Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble!

Mervi said...

So adorable and delicate card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful delicate watercoloured flowers and stencilled background.Thank you for the lovely comment on my post.
Carol x

Dawn Phillips said...

This is just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

Donna Walls said...

Loving the loose, watercolor style on this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We hope you'll share again soon!
Donna xx
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