Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday's card ...
Hello lovely friends and visitors
I hope your week has started well
Thank you for the lovely comments on my recent creations
You are all very kind and I really do appreciate you
I’m so sorry if I am boring you with this technique – I can’t help it – I can’t stop myself stamping with the no line technique and colouring with my watercolours! So I’ve another card to share with you and here it is …
A flat A6 card
I deliberately didn't add more detail to her features and I love the effect!
A final look
I've been asked how I’m achieving this 'impression'est' effect. I’ve always loved using watercolours, paints and inks on my stamped images. When I was a DT member, no name lol, I created a particular piece of card art that received a lot of compliments from crafters because it ‘did not look like’ a stamped and painted piece. It looked like a watercolour.
Unfortunately I was berated for this because they wanted the stamp to be visible and for the piece to look like a stamped and coloured image. Sadly I completely lost confidence in myself, my stamping and my colouring skills.
I have recently found Sanketi’s blog and her beautiful creations it was, to me, very special and beautiful. Sanketi uses stamps and watercolours as well as being able to draw and paint and generously shares her skills on YouTube videos showing how she has created certain pieces. I'm following the blog and I’ve subscribed to Sanketi’s YouTube channel.
Finding Sanketi’s blog has been a blessing to me because I can try to use my stamps and paints how I used to not how I was told that I had to. I've been playing with my stamps and paints ever since! Now if you want to see this lady’s beautiful work or video's just click on one of the links above - you won't be disappointed and tell her I sent you lol!
I won't be available for long or around much for the next day or two because I have some appointments. I have got posts ready to go live and I will come on late evening just to link those creations to the challenges I made them for. There is nothing to worry about but we know I am going to be really sore, worn out and very grumpy after those appointments!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment
I really do appreciate it Thank You
I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week
ttfn Karen x
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #46 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Anything Goes July 21 – August 14
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge #19 Summer or Bright Colours
Shopping Our Stash Challenge SOS162 Triple Threat: use three from the list of embellishments or three of the same – I opted for the second!
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge ‘J’ for inspired by All That Jazz!
Sister Act Card Challenge #67 Anything Goes
Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge Blog #39 Anything Goes
Treasured Times Challenge #21 Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenge #22 Anything to do with dance and/or music
Kanban stamp set
Pot of water; spray bottle of way; paint brushes
Card/Paper: Hobbycrafts C6 card; snippet A4 Crafters Companion Centura snow white gold card; Kaisercraft papers # (free from magazine – thank you for letting me know the brand Hettie!
Colours: Memento London Fog IP; half pan watercolours
Embellishments: Craftwork Cards Candi; snippet grosgrain ribbon from my own stash #
Glues: Cosmic Shimmer glue; foam pads
# VOS + 3 years