Monday 23 June 2014

Monday Moments

I've recently been playing with water colours - bit of a hint of something coming up at AAA Cards soon - and signed up for an online class at 

Now I've done a few online classes, some excellent, some good and some not so good. This one falls into the excellent category - which I suppose I should have guessed as Jennifer McGuire is involved and she's a real class act. And the price is brilliant too - $25.

I didn't make the live run of this class, but I think I actually prefer to work at my own pace and absorb things slowly - I find I hate to get behind in live classes and rush through the experimenting stage trying to keep up.

All this preamble leads me into sharing a card I made for Less is More's current challenge to use watercolours. And it's a card that turned out so much more than I hoped and I'm totally in love with it!  Don't you just love it when things turn out better than you expected?

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First I prepared the background by applying ink to an acrylic block, spritzing it with water and stamping onto watercolour card.  Once it had dried out I stamped the butterfly and then did a second generation stamping set slightly off the first to get a bit of a blurred image.  I then just finished it off by stamping the sentiment. Hope you like it as much as I do!
Stamps: Uniko Studio, English Country Garden Butterflies, All Occasion Sentiments #1
Inks: SU, daffodil delight, rich razzleberry, tempting turquoise; Memento, tuxedo black
Thanks for dropping by today, I do appreciate you taking the time.


  1. I enjoyed this class too Jane... I must admit to not keeping up with all the sessions but it is something that you can return to again and again!
    This is stunning I can see why you are so enamoured with it!
    Just lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Gorgeous card Jane :-) I love the colours and design of this ,, absolutely stunning ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. This is fab Jane, love the colours and your butterfly
    Perfectly CAS card and so glad you've joined in again this week.
    Less is More

  4. Love this technique and you've done it beautifully too

    GDTM Simply Less Is More

  5. Absolutely love this! The colours blend beautifully together and the colours themselves are gorgeous. It looks like you've been watercolouring for years!! I haven't tried it yet but the more projects I see like this, the more I want to give it a shot. Just have to dig out some brushes......

  6. Ooh! I love it too, fab background
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer


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