Saturday 19 March 2016

Another Easter watercolour card

Happy Saturday, peeps!! I can't believe it's been a week since I have spent any time in the craft room. Well, technically that's not true, I spent quite a bit of time in the craft room both Wednesday and Thursday evening but that time was spent assembling flat pack furniture, not doing any crafting. I have finally executed part B of the great craft room plan and bough myself a new desk. Those chests of drawers took some assembling, and very annoyingly one screw was missing from one of the flat packs. However, very luckily my Culinary Consultant discovered that one of the screws in my old desk which I was taking apart to make room for the new desk had a screw that was just the right size, so I was able to finish my building frenzy and now have a luxuriously large crafting table. And just look at all that storage space in the drawers, I can have so much more stuff right at the tip of my fingers while crafting! Sadly it still looks quite desolate, but in time I'm sure that will change.

Today I'm showing you my second Easter card in my watercolour Easter card series I made using Stampin' Up Remarkable You - the first one with Calla lilies is here. I simply stamped the flower in Staz-On Jet Black Ink and coloured with my Gansai Tambi watercolours, adding some glitter with a Wink of Stella pen. Last, I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC. Perfect one layer card for sending (I have learned that it's very expensive to add embellishments on cards going abroad - just one rhinestone can push it past the limit of maximum thickness and all of a sudden the postage goes up 50%).

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just add E (Easter)
The Card Concept - Inspiration Image (I chose to go with the Pink and the Eater theme, but also the blue around the flower is inspired by the straw around the eggs in the basket)
The Friday Mashup - This time I chose to only go with the Easter theme, and I'm also very sad to see that this is the last ever Friday Mashup so thank you for all the inspiration over the years!
Brown Sugar - Spring
In The Pink - Spring flowers in pink 

Card: 300 gsm white textured card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC
Ink: Tsukineko Staz-On Jet Black and Memento Tuxedo Black, colouring with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: Wink of Stella pen


Jan said...

This is beautiful the simple image allows your stunning colouring to really shine! I love the blue highlights around the edges too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Lynda said...

Such a beautiful CAS card. so pretty. Thankyou for joining is over at Brown Sugar for our Spring challenge. I hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

Antonia said...

Such a beautiful CAS card, Fresh + springy! Makes me want to go outside to see any of flowers are popping up!Thank you so much for linking up and playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Patrice said...

First up, congrats on that gorgeous new desk, and the other furniture you managed to build! I'm sure in no time you'll have filled all those drawers and be crafting up a storm in your new space.

Lovely card. Lovely colouring. Lovely shimmer. So glad you shared with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

KimB said...

I love the blue halo you added around your flower it really makes the pink pop and adds so much extra detail with those dots. Gorgeous one layer card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Stunning water colour image. I like how you have added the blue background around it. Chantell JAI

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card, such a gorgeous and stylish CAS design with lovely colouring. Thank you for joining us this time at In The Pink.

Jayme Ziemer said...

Glad you were able to get your desk assembled. My friend has that same one and its so nice to use! (I'm jealous as my desk is half the size!) I really like your CAS card, it's simply gorgeous and has a lot of detail! Thanks for playing along with our final Friday Mashup challenge.

Carolynn Sander said...

Oh so pretty!