Thursday 5 September 2013

Thursday Thoughts 2

So my second card is the one I struggled with. The challenge at Less is More asked you to use a rubber stamp - that was no problem, I have loads, but using watercolours was an additional ask.  Now that was tricky. I can't remember how long ago it's been since I've used watercolours, way before I discovered Promarkers and I wasn't even sure that I still had suitable pencils or ink pads.

I think I've said before I'm a bit of a hoarder, as long as I can hide things out of sight in a cupboard I'll keep them, it's clutter on view that gets me down and leads to a trip to the bin.  After some frantic searching I eventually unearthed a pack of watercolour pencils and my waterbrush - so I gave it a go.

I am so rusty at this technique that I stamped and coloured on a separate piece of card and then stuck it to my base card.  I wish now I'd had the courage to paint straight onto the card, that's what's making me unsure about this card. A lesson learnt anyway which is rather the point of these challenges for me.  So, having rambled at length, here it is.

There are some real beauties entered for this challenge and I highly recommend popping over to have a look. Click here for the link.

Stamps: Molly Blooms flowers; Uniko Studio, Flower Power #1 sentiment
Watercolour pencils
LSNED Day 4: I was thinking about my home and my latest purchase, two chairs from a yard sale at only £9:00 the pair and how long I'd been wanting this sort of chair and how lucky I was to be walking past just as they were being put out. Lesson learnt: Some things are meant to be.

Thanks for looking.



  1. Hi, Jane! What a delightful blog you have! Thank you for visiting mine and for your sweet comment. I like your watercoloring - you did a great job. And, what wonderful chairs you found at the yard sale - my kind of shopping!!

  2. what a fabulous buy with the chairs

    this is such a cute card

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"


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