Hiya ! I hope you are all well and had a nice weekend ? Happy Spring !!
Sorry for not being about much over the last week.
I wanted to share a card today that I created using one of the new releases from Clearly Besotted Stamps
and also the new Aquablend pencils from Spectrum Noir.
For those who haven’t heard of Clearly Besotted then I highly recommend them, Stephanie and the team are amazing and the stamps always stamp perfectly and range from seriously cute to some beautiful florals, and they also have matching dies for a lot of their sets. You can buy directly from Clearly Besotted on the link above, and I know in USA Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hudson both sell them.
The Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils….Oh my !!! Now yes i am on the Spectrum Noir design team, but i will always be honest and I have to say I am in love with these pencils. My first colouring medium was watercolour so it is something I always have a huge soft spot for and these are perfect, they blend beautifully and come in a range of lovely colours and are really nice and bright too.
I finally have my camcorder and we are in the process of setting up so I can create crafting videos, I promise one of the first ones I will do will be using these pencils.
Anyway onto the card. I have used the seriously cute Hot Stuff stamp set.
How adorable is it ! I love dragons so really couldn’t resist this set.
I have used the little one hatching and the just hatched sentiment.
I have stamped using Versafine onto some Ranger Watercolour card and then I used my number 3 brush to take colour directly from the lead of the pencil.
I am very impressed at how well you can layer colour and create texture with the pencils, the dragon was coloured using a light green blended with some yellow and then i took a darker green and dotted the colour to create some texture and almost look scale like.
I added some very light shading around the little fella.
Around the edge of the finished piece I used two of the Avery Elle Pierced Rectangle dies, the joy of these dies is they don’t cut and just leave the piercing details so i was able to add this double dotted detail without having to worry about it cutting the rectangle out.
I then adheared a sheet from Lawn Fawns new let polka in the meadow paper pad onto a card base which is just slightly larger than A2.
I used some fun foam and adheared that onto the back of the watercoloured card and using some strong glue adheared that onto the card base.
What I love about this card is you could send it as an Easter/Spring card, but also for a new baby card. It is a set I will definitely be using lots of times.
I hope you like the card, thank you for stopping by today.
The supply list is below.
Have a great day and happy crafting