Monday, 25 April 2016

Forever Grateful...

I have been dabbling in water colouring and this is today's card...
Update.... I was thrilled to get a Honourable Mention at CASology with this card and...
An Inspiring Stand Out at Inspired by all the little things...
And... A Top Pick at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge x
Absolutely delighted...Thank you so very much x
I have looked at loads of videos, admired very talented artists doing water colouring 
and thought it was time that I made an attempt.
I am hoping that when I look back at this I will have improved immensely.
I was trying out Zig Pens and Kansai water colours.....
So much to learn, different types of card, paint brushes and techniques.
I was trying the no line technique but still ran a white pigment pen around when I finished!
What I did like was the plain and simple sentiment....
I was so engrossed in playing that I now have a card ready for Darnell's Oops challenge... 
when it comes around!
I was inspired to use the magnolia stamp with the photo inspiration from

Thank you for stopping by
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
Our Mothers day has passed in the UK but I put on the sentiment, as I thought it was so perfect for the challenge ... Forever Grateful x
Inspired by All The Little Things - Photo Inspiration
STAMPlorations - CAS-Anything CAS


  1. Oh Mac! this is stunning! what a beautiful job you did!! One would never know you were new to water coloring that's for sure!!

    Have a great week : )


  2. I think you did a fabulous job on the watercoloring!! I get nervous trying new techniques too. The good thing is...if I don't like it, it's just paper lol. Beautiful card :) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  3. What a fantastic job you did on the watercolouring! I tried it once and was so discouraged by my attempt that I haven't tried since! Beautiful card and if I had a penny for every time I did what you did with the 'oops', I'd be rich! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
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  4. This is sooooo beautiful! I think you definitely did a great job with the watercolor. The image is so pretty!

  5. Love your beautiful card, it's stunning! And Oops! I just did that the other day, fortunately the glue wasn't dry so I was able to remove and reposition correctly...

  6. Ha! I love that it opens backwards - I thought I was the only one who did stuff like that! This card is gorgeous - your watercolouring looks beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  7. This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  8. Your card is so beautiful. I really love your water coloring and shading. If I were you, I would pretend the opening backwards is an added feature that makes the card that much more special. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful water colour card with us at TioT's this time.

  10. your water colouring is fabulous. Are you sure your a beginner!! I love the flower and I love the colour. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Goodness! Your watercoloring looks like it was done by a pro! I'd say you're a fast learner!!! Wow! This is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  12. Simply gorgeous! It looks like a pro to me.

  13. Definitely no improvement needed this is perfection! Gorgeous card!

  14. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and so is your watercoloring!!

  15. Beautiful card Mac, love the clean lines and the beautiful flower. Its so eye catching.

  16. Only took a second look for me to click on the ooops.....I need more coffee and Being a left hander this is a perfect card.

  17. Mac your watercoloured flower is beautiful, the pink is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology and Inspired by All the Little Things this week!

  18. Oh wow!! You've been dabbling? I think your watercolor is so pretty!! What a beautiful CAS design! :)

  19. Oh! So very lovely!! Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for playing at inspired By All the Little Things:)

  20. I saw your pretty card over on the Inspired By All the Little Things blog, and I had to swing by and give you some crafty love! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty colors and the beautiful design!
    Take care!

  21. It will be a winning card in Darnell :-)) I'm enchanted by its beauty. Amazing colors and deep shadows such wonderfully ... I love watercolor technique and I am glad that you so well in it you find. And by the way ... this mistake can be an asset for a unique card. If on the "front" side would have made a big sentiment such as "Wish You" is the last page will be a huge surprise. A wonderful surprise!

  22. This is so delicately beautiful. The flower looks absolutely stunning and I love the shade of pink that you've used, simply outstanding! :) X

  23. Stunning! I love that stamp set and you've done an amazing job keeping it light and delicate. Thanks for sharing!

    Stamplorations DT


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