Monday, 14 March 2016

Sending Caring Thoughts

Meet today's card.

I am playing with my Staedtler Watercolor Crayons again and this is what I came up with.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a tutorial for Splitcoast Stampers and here are the instructions on how to use the crayons to Paint Your Stamps for a wonderful watercolour look.

Watercolor Crayons
l.  Wet the stamp slightly with water using a wide bristle paintbrush.
2.  Scribble directly onto your stamp with the crayons.
3.  Stamp directly onto your cardstock or watercolor paper.  If the image is too blurred, try using less water.
4.  To add another layer of color, scribble onto the stamp without adding more water this time and stamp over the first impression.

To see the whole tutorial about painting your stamps, go here:

The flower image I used to create my delphinium garden is an old one I have had in my stash from Rubber Stampede.  After my flowers had dried, I rubbed Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink around the edges and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in the upper corner.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Allsorts Challenge- SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubber Stampede, Hero Arts/ Distress and Memento ink/ sponge applicator/ Staedtler Watercolour Crayons/ Mini Mister/ paint brush


  1. What a beautiful garden, Karen! I love this technique that's so perfect for flowers! And the sponging gives this a perfect frame! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. So lovely, and another nice sentiment!

  3. I love your flowers. The garden you created is so beautiful!

  4. Very lovely....and so nice to see an older stamp too! Must dig out those watercolor crayons...I know I must still have them!

  5. Wonderful garden, I love the various blue coloring.
    Hugs Anja

  6. Hi Karen. Gorgeous flower garden! I love how you mask your borders ... always creates a beautiful frame. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  7. A beautiful floral creation, many thanks for joining our Spring theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  8. I'm enjoying this magical garden with the most luscious scents and flowers! I hope they nags are going well for you, Karen. Hugs, de

  9. Blue must be your favorite color, Karen. All your lovely creations seem to be in that color lately. Not that I'm complaining. I love to see whatever you do.

  10. Lovely card and beautiful blues.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring is in the air' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  11. Beautiful card, great design, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  12. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. And here's another one! These are so nice as "Thinking of you" cards!!!

  14. Beautiful cottage garden scene, Karen!

  15. Gorgeous card, Karen, and I love the field of beautiful blue flowers! And the sentiment is just enough! Stunning and perfect matting! You constantly delight!! Hugs, sweet friend! (Yes, I am way behind but slowly making progress...haha!) xoxo