Monday, 2 February 2015

Congratulations

Hi! And happy Monday.
Today I have another Clearly Besotted card to share with you featuring stamps from the February release . Today I have chosen an image from the cute Wild Thing stamp set. After seeing THIS amazing card by the talented Kristina Werner, I decided to try my hand at some no line watercolouring. And boy is it hard work! This card took longer to make than any card I have ever made! :) 
So, I stamped the giraffe in Scattered Straw Distress Ink (after stamping him off once on scrap paper), then watercoloured him with my Winsor and Newton watercolour paints. Three attempts later, and I was just about satisfied. I hand cut him out, and added him to some Simon Says Stamp die cut tags. The sentiment is from THIS very very useful set. Love it and use it all the time!
Congratulations by Lucy Abrams
The text and heart papers are from THIS Pebbles pad, and the striped paper is from THIS Echo Park pad. And I added some delicious Lawn Fawn silver cord and a tiny ribbon bow.
Congratulations 2 by Lucy Abrams
If you like the looks of this fun technique, I really recommend Kristina's video HERE. She rocks.
Back tomorrow. See you then.
x
Supplies

16 comments:

Shirley said...

Cute card! Love the soft colors.

Caryn said...

Just gorgeous Lucy - I haven't dared try the no-line technique - must give it a go - you make it sound so fun!!! {wink}

Michelle Short said...

Beautiful card Lucy. I love the soft, amazing, watercolouring on the giraffe xx

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

So sweet - your soft colouring is adorable, so it looks like time spent on that technique was definitely worth it!! Rx

Jo Nevill said...

Super cute card Lucy. Your watercoloring is amazing !

Aimes said...

Well this is beautiful! I love the soft, gentle effect of no-line watercolouring. Totally worth the patience (though you make it look easy here!)
x

Cornelie said...

Sweet and such a beauty! Great watercoloring! Very nice to see you back at CB!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Lucy, this is absolutely adorable! You did a great job with the watercoloring.

Judith said...

Oh, this is adorable. So cute! I love your style, Lucy!

paula laird said...

Hi Lucy this is such a cute card. Well worth the time it took to make.

Ruby N said...

Love this!! You always make such nice cards :) I've gotta try this no-line watercoloring...thanks for the inspiration

-Ruby
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Hamutal Shafrir said...

How adorable! Your coloring is beautiful!

Mandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Lucy x

loulou said...

Very sweet card. The soft watercoloured giraffe is just perfect for a new baby card.

Louise Thomas said...

Wow, so sweet! Love the colours and the text tag behind, nice touch :)

Debby Hughes said...

I think you did a grand job with the no line colouring - a beautiful softness to the end result :D