Friday, 29 January 2021

Whatever the weather

Our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week has been set by Svenja who would like us to focus on the weather.

Maybe it’s wishful thinking to be focusing on spring showers - we’ve had sleet, ice and a sprinkle of snow this week. My brother had about 7 inches of snow in his road last weekend! 

I’ve gone for an ink blended panel directly on my card base (edges masked off with low tack tape first), splattered with some water and dotted over with Glossy Accents for raindrops. I thought a sunny coloured flower would help to emphasise the thought behind the words. The die cuts are watercolour paper so I could add fairly loose colouring to them.

The stamp set that includes this sentiment is in my box of things that I’m considering letting go but I’m now thinking I might need to rescue it just for the sentiment which I think is lovely. 

Sentiment from Asian Gardens Additions (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us

Bristol board

Tim Holtz Distress ink and Distress Oxide by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean)

Wildflower Stems #1 (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Winsor and Newton watercolours
Glossy Accents by Ranger
White crochet thread



papierelle said...

Amazing!!! Your card is so beautiful and I like that saying a lot.

Wavejumper said...

That is a great sentiment and at this time appropriate... and I like the font a lot. Maybe just keep that and let go of the rest of set?

It is that time of year when we start to look for the crocus and hellebores etc...the tiny hints that sun and warmth is coming.

Pretty color combo of the yellows and the blues :)

hugs Margot

Anke said...

Wonderful card and I love the sentiment ...

Debbie said...

lovely card - love the die cut colouring

Kate said...

Love those raindrops and that sentiment (from one of my favourite stamp companies)! It goes so beautifully with these wildflower stems, I might have to pull it out again!