Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Water Stamped Easel card

It's the first Tuesday in April and that means a brand new technique challenge at Technique Time Tuesday, Hop on over to the blog to follow the tutorial on water stamping. Now, if you have visited my blog before you'll know that I'm a CAS kind a girl, so this card is a little bit different for me.  My background started with blending inks from my Big and Juicy sunset ink pad and adding butterflies and field grasses stamped in water- you can just see them in the photo

I cut out the flowers (from the Reason To Smile set) and dragonflies, stamped on a similar inked background, and stamped some grass silhouettes in the corner. Two ribbons, black and purple to pick up the colours, run across the card and, as you can see, I've made it into an easel card, with this panel

The dragonflies all have bodies made from 3 black gemstones,two are popped up on dimensionals along with the flowers.
I am going to enter my card in a couple of challenges, the Heck of a challenge, where the theme is 'just add water'-well I sure did that, and Crafty Ribbons Challenge - can't believe I've not found this challenge blog before as I LOVE using ribbons in my cardmaking. Finally I found a challenge for pastel shades, Jellypark Challenge, and although I haven't used a Jellypark image, I did have fun looking at them (love the little sheep!)
Not sure if I will be developing my style in this direction, I find it so hard, but it's always good to have a go at something new.  It's a big DT at Technique Time Tuesday so there's bound to be something there to amaze and inspire you and you have the whole of April to make your project- go on- try water stamping!


  1. What a lovely easel card, Louise! (and a great name for your blog). I have only made one easel card, and am currently working on another. Your soft colors, pretty background images, and wonderful dragonflies and dimensional flowers look fantastic! hugs, de

  2. Just gorgeous Louise - I love the soft, feminine feel of this! Karen x

  3. Louise, this is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! LOVE the soft colors you used, LOVE the scene you created, just breathtaking! Fabulously done, dear friend! :)

  4. This is so pretty! I love the colors that you used and that you made your card into an Easel card. I need to try that one day. They always look so nice! :)

  5. This is as lovely card Louise, I love the way you have made the background using water. Must try that. Isn't it good that we have found the fork technique for making bows?. I didn't like making them before that. This is a stunning card. love Viji. xx

  6. This is such a peaceful card Louise, I love the colours you've used, and I think you have truly mastered the water technique!

    Bev x

  7. This is so mistic, dreamy and elegant. Perfect combination. A really, really beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  8. Such a really lovely work^_^
    Thank you for joining us this mounth at Heck of a Challenge, Good Luck ^_^
    DT Sonia
    (If you want I have a surprise candy for celebrate my first blogaversary^_^)

  9. Beautiful card, with gorgeous detail, Thanks for joining us at a Heck of a challenge this month.
    Chris x

  10. Beautiful job on this months challenge Louise!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card :)


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