Thank You Water Colour

Hi All,

I have a very fun card to share with you, that allows you to play with watercolours (or inks, or any other mediums you use) and just have fun, all while making a pretty card! I have full details on how to make this over on the Papermilldirect blog. Head on over and check it out and see just how simple it is and try it out!

Watercoloured Feathers

Hi All,

Just wanted to share a fun use of scraps on my desk with you all. If you know me, you know that me tidying my desk usually ends up with me making a card from the bits left on the desk. That is where this card came from!

I started out with a scrap of smooth white card that was already water coloured on my desk from a previous project. I took this piece and ran it through my Silhouette machine to cut three feathers out of it. You could just die cut them also. You can see full details on what else I used, and what I did to make the card over on the Papermilldirect blog here. I hope it inspires you to make a clean and simple card using scraps though!

Water Coloured Florals

Hi All,

Nicole here to share a mothers day card made using Papermilldirect products, along with some fun water colouring on a Stampingbella stamp. I used the Mason Jar of Flowers image, and I love this as it can be so versatile. I did some pretty basic water colouring to match my card and papers used on my card. I used my Kuratakai Gansai Watercolours for this. I really love these as the colours and mixing of colours in them makes using them so easy! I added some simple detail on the navy card using my Martha Stewart scoreboard.  I have more information up over on the Papermilldirect blog on how I did this.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you spoiled your mum’s on Mothers Day, or if you are a mum that you were spoiled!

Nicole

Watercolour Feathers

Hi All,

I have a tutorial up over on the Papermilldirect blog showing how I created this fun and simple water colour technique card. I would love you to head on over and check it out.

feather 9

There is lovely shimmer on this card from the metallic water colour paint I used too, you can see that  below.

feather 10

It is a simple but fun card, I hope you like it and do go check out the tutorial, you won’t believe how easy it was to make!

Nicole

Christmas in March

Hi All,

I am a bit late this month with my monthly Christmas card posting. I am to have it completed by the 7th of each month. But college work and life got in the way a bit too much on this one and so I only got it made this weekend, and only blogging now. But hey, at least I still have it done in March! In case you are not familiar with the Christmas card a month challenge issued to my by my friend Sandie over at The Paper Cove you can see the full details in my January card post HERE, and my February card post HERE.

For this months card I had fun with watercolours – the Kuratakai Gansai watercolours. These ones are amazing, so vibrant with so much pigment in them. I stamped and white embossed some snowflakes first. I then used three shades of blue for the background. I simply wet the watercolour card, and dabbed on the colours into the wet card and let them blend and bleed out. The embossed snowflakes gave me a watermark resist effect. I let the paint dry naturally fully.

I then cut some circles, and some snowflakes, and layered them all up, with some crystals for some added shimmer. I left it quite simple so that the background was a real strong focus.

march christmas card

I hope you like this one, and get tempted to join in the Christmas crafting!