Early light

Early light

Now that I am back from my trip to DC and half way through the piles of washing I found a little time to create a card. I have some great design team tasks to tackle and new class projects to design for August but before I dive into them I played around with a new toy. I know it doesn’t look like anything new here but I cut my mask with one of my new spellbinders square dies. Creating a mask with a die is that little bit easier than lining up the four post-it notes. (not a ground breaking technique, I know!)

With my mask in place I sponged Memento pistachio ink on the lower two thirds of the square and summer sky in the top third. Before removing the mask I stamped the grasses across the bottom of the scene. After removing the mask I added the grass and sentiment in olive grove.

I hope to settle back into a routine of visiting and commenting on your blogs; thank you so much for dropping in here.


Stamps: Enjoy Life, Every Happiness  (PB)
Inks: Memento Pistachio, Olive Grove, Summer Sky  (Tsukineko)

A little bird told me

Watercoloured birds

A week or so ago the challenge at Less is More was black and white with one other colour so I stamped these little birds and watercoloured their breast feathers red to enter the challenge. The problem was the flowers and leaves did not like being ignored. I coloured them and no longer had a card I could enter in the challenge.

As the watercolour paper is neither white or ivory I mounted the panel on black and made a card base out of flecked natural cardstock.


Stamps: Enjoy Life, Wishes (PB)
Inks: VersafineOnyx Black (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

Fern Fronds

Fern card

The card above was inspired by the packaging of the gift that went with it.  I forgot to take a photo but you can see it here.

The packaging featured fern fronds and soft greens so I pulled out the fern stamp from the transparent “Enjoy Life” set. I masked the left and bottom edge of the panel with post-its then stamped the fern frond in several greens before sponging and popping up the whole panel on a white card base.


Stamps: Enjoy Life, Wishes(PB)
Inks: Memento New Sprout, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Olympia Green (Tsukineko)