Saturday, 14 February 2015

Finally Some Time To Craft!

It has been almost two weeks since my last post – I can’t believe how incredibly busy these last few weeks have been!

My favourite types of challenges are those that have inspiration photos – I’m not sure why but I seem to get more ideas from pictures than words. When I saw the photo at the AAA Challenge Blog this week, I was immediately insipid by the colours flowing around the heart – it made me think of watercolours.

 Here is what I came up with:

I started out with a stencil (the same Crafter’s Workshop stencil as I used in my last post) and a black Copic multiliner. I traced some of the stencil hearts onto the rough side of some watercolour paper, and then I applied some masking fluid to the inside of the hearts. I then coated the paper in water and let it sit for a few minutes before dabbing the wet paper with a brush that had been lightly dipped in some Distress re-inkers (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean – I love this combination!). I got a little bit more crazy with the colour on the first card, and kept the second card a little bit more subdued. The hardest part of the whole process was waiting for the ink to dry so that I could remove the masking fluid!

I wanted to finish the cards very simply so I die cut the “Thanks” twice – once from white and once from black. I painted the black one with some Wink of Stella and then layered the two on the card front. I added a small strip of black cardstock with “with heartfelt” white heat embossed (Clearly Besotted stamp).

I will link this card to the current AAA Challenge and I will also throw my name in the hat for a spot on their design team.

I will also link to Addicted to CAS where the code word is "Mask" since I used masking fluid.

So I set aside some time this weekend to spend in my craft room so I suspect that the posts will be coming fast and furious!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Jill, I love both these takes. the colors and the layout are bold and would be perfect for either gender. Absolutely gorgeous. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

  2. Wow and wow again! LOVING the colors you used, it resembles the challenge photo so wonderfully. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards

  3. Oh WOW! Both are gorgeous! I have not tried masking fluid but I will have to check it out! Love both cards! As Guest Designer I want to thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

  4. Jill, both cards are wonderful! Love this strong expressive colour combo and a black banner with a script!