Spring is nearly here

Hey everyone how are you? Im a very happy bunny now that my masters degree is finished, and very importantly spring is on its way. I absolutely love spring and the fresh new beginnings it conjures in my mind. I’ve been day dreaming about so many new projects my head feels like it will burst But let’s get to the matters at hand. It’s a brand new challenge at country view crafts and the theme is silhouette.


I apologise for the reduced quality of the photo, the light has been very poor here in Cumbria due to dark stormy skies and the day I did this was one such day.




I got very carried away whilst creating this card that I actually forgot to take processed shots, ( yes I’m out of practice). However, I’ll walk you through, it isn’t complicated. I started with a watercolour background any paints will do such as Prima watercolour pans sets or Jane Davenport brush pens. Even your distress inks can be used, just smooch them into a craft mat and sprits with water and use them as a regular watercolour paint. I used Daniel Smiths artist watercolours as I love the way many of the colours granulate on the page. They are very pigmented and in some the pigment settles into the texture on the paper giving fabulous results.

Once the back ground was completely dry I stamped my fairy and a couple of mushrooms in onyx black versafine ink and heat set it. Then with a black ink marker I added a few more mushrooms and some flowers. I felt as if it needed more so mixed up some white acrylic paint and added the moon and stars. I left off a sentiment As this allows me to add which ever is needed when I come to use the card.

And there we have it, I do hope you enjoyed this little card, and do come back soon as I have some lovely water colour cards to show you with a very quick and easy method of making a batch of cards for any occasion


take care my lovelies and I’ll see you soon.


hugs Debs xxx

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