Friday, April 12, 2013

Signs of Spring and Watercolour

Signs of Spring in my garden






I know I know! ... I should be doing something useful ... like packing my case ... drawing up a holiday check list ... But I want to play ... 
I was looking for something ... my crackle paint actually ... which seems to have 'mysteriously' disappeared ... I have my suspicions - after finding a bunch of my acrylics stashed in 'someone's' paint cupboard! 
I didn't find what I was looking for ... but I did find a box of watercolour pencils ...
I can't even remember buying them - and they've never been used

Equally I am ashamed to say that I have never inked up a beautiful stamp set sent to me by Jacqueline (oh I love her work)

So ...... I thought I'd give this new (to me) technique that's all over blogland at the moment ... Ok, not perfect ... but hey! I've never done this before ... and it was such fun


Watercoloured flowers 
The stamp is by Hero Arts and I embossed it first in white embossing powder
... that little bird and cage were hiding in my bits box 


The other stamps are from Inkylicious and the paper is a digital from Digital House Design by Agnes Biro (No longer available)


Right, I'm off to do something useful ...

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~





22 comments:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous, this is also something I want to try. Love your spring photos, you should see my yard, at least 3 feet of snow still and we are supposed to get more :( Oh well :)

Deanne :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos of all the flowers Ros! Looks like Spring has sprung in your corner of the world! Love the pretty water colored flowers on your gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Charlene said...

Its a fun technique right? :-) Have a great weekend ros and I enjoyed your pics!

Linda B said...

Can't imagine you NOT doing something useful... all you do is so worthwhile. You're such a talented, unselfish lady! and you've made one beautiful card here!
Thanks for sharing the lovely photos... ah, spring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

Diane said...

Your flowers are beautiful, you are way ahead of us, we had a hail storm today of all things and snow flurries for tomorrow :>(
Beautiful card...love the entire thing...very cute...there must be a "crackle paint" thief amongst us...lol...too funny...oh well, it will turn up someday..hope you have a wonderful vacation when you go!!

Tracy said...

I'd say you did something very useful AND beautiful. :-) You did a lovely job with the pencils and your flowers are a nice spruce up for that little birdies cage. Hugs!

Sasha said...

Your card is really lovely, Ros. Super photo's from your garden, too.
Enjoy a lovely weekend xx

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful flower photos. Your Daffodils look amazing! The bird and cage are darling. I like the watercolor look on your flowers too. :)

Hugs~

Rebekah said...

So 'tweet'! Love your card and your flowers look amazing!(both real and on your card!) super fab!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend:)

Davi said...

Beautiful Spring pics Ros and I love your card! Great job on the water coloring too ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet, bright, happy creation!

Maria said...

Wow! Sweet gorgeous blooms! I can hardly wait until my yellow tulips bloom here. Maybe in another week or two. Sweet pretty card with bird, too!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE what you've done with that glittery frame and your yummy, watercolor flower, my dear! So pretty! And the pics are delish! LOVE springtime!

Sylvia said...

So love your signs of spring, Ros, our winter so was so warm I only had a few Narcissus and Hyacinths, no Daffodil blooms! I am happy you are seeing those signs. I love your card, love the birdcage and the water colored blooms. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos Ros... And your card is beautiful...as always... hugs...x

Jacqueline said...

So glad you got to use the HA stamp, Ros - and you painted it beautifully!! Gorgeous card!

Ira Huberts said...

How sweet your card looks, it so belongs to spring! And I also love the fact that you´ve kept your bird outside the cage, because that´s where birds belong! Oh, you should hear the bird tweet sounds in our garden every morning, oh so lovely... Love the blossoms in your garden Ros! Hugs, Ira xox
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Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful signs of Spring grown in your garden! Fabulous card Ros and it's great to try something new once in a while :). How funny to find a 'brand' new crafty item in your stash! :)

Linda R said...

So many pretty photos. They have me smiling. And your card is beautiful.

Hugs~

Sleepy Stamper said...

Ros thank you for sharing photos of your garden! I love to see garden pics. Your watercolored flowers are just lovely! Such a sweet card.

Anitra

Michelle said...

Ros, your flowers are beautiful! So is your card! I love the bird cage and pretty flowers!

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you got distracted from the "useful" projects! That's such a cute card... these flowers are so pretty. Well, both the stamped / water colored one and the ones from your garden!

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