Sunday, 16 June 2019

…lives in the thorn

Sharing a just because card I made for a crafty friend featuring the super sweet Teeny Tiny Townie with a Bouquet from Stamping Bella.

My friend is going through a bit of a rough patch and when I looked at the mood board over at Double D I thought a bouquet of flowers was just what she needed.  As she’s in the US I thought maybe a virtual one on a card would brighten her day almost as much.  Luckily, this stamp only arrived in the mail last week so I actually remembered I had it and could find it and I thought it fitted the inspiration perfectly.  I picked up the pink from the roses in the mood board too and also some of the greens in my cardstock mat.  I decided to colour around the image a little to give a bit of a soft shadow in a nod to the lamp in one of the pictures on the mood board as I couldn’t work one into my card, although it would have been grand if I could as I love street lamps!

My image is watercoloured so I could also play along at My Time To Craft.  I think watercolour worked better than Copics for this image too and did the colouring sans lines to add to the soft feel. 

With an image this pretty there really wasn’t any need for anything colourful on the background so I just left it white and matted on some coloured cardstock.  Which means I’m also able to link up at Sparkles where it’s no patterned paper allowed.  I added in a sentiment with a fab chippie from Make it Crafty that I coloured in the same grey as the soft shadow.  A few gems in light grey and my card was done.

Kaisercraft Jewels ~ 13th Night
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 2" Hugs
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Forest Moss, Ground Espresso, Iced Spruce, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Wilted Violet
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Lime Crush
Pion Design Palette Cardstock ~ Pink II

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This works so well in watercolour. I'm sure it will lift your friend's mood. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

  2. Such a lovely card! Sweet image and I love the water color effect. I'm sure you're friend will enjoy receiving it. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Rose Garden" Challenge.

  3. Roses always add beauty to our crafting needs and I love this, it's stunning….and many thanks for joining in our gorgeous ROSE GARDEN challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  4. Beautiful water colored card, vibrant but yet and pretty, she will love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Just precious! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Rose Garden’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. What a beautiful card. Your water coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft.


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