Monday, November 10, 2008

Bloomin' with Beauty

I thought I'd better get cracking and show you some more Spring Mini Catalogue creations before it disappears at the end of this month!
Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThis is the most beautiful set to watercolour, and I'll be so sad to see it go! *sob*
I've watercoloured with the brush tip end of my markers, straight onto watercolour paper, and then blended with an Aquapainter. You get really deep tones colouring this way, and it's really quick too! I used Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie markers for the flower, Mellow Moss for the stem and leaves (use the fine tip end for the stem), and then Going Gray around the flower to add a shadow.
It's hard to tell in the pic, but I stamped the Linen background on Apricot Appeal cardstock in Apricot Appeal ink. It gives the cardstock a textured look. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the blossom definition (from 'Bloomin' with Beauty'), and stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink. I paper-pierced the Pumpkin Pie cardstock strip, top and bottom, and sponged the edges too. The friendship stamp is from 'Think Happy Thoughts' and I stamped the little bee from 'Bloomin' with Beauty' in the middle. I wanted the circular sentiment to sit flat, so I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to take a 'bite' out of the main image panel (after I adhered the 2 layers together). Then I could pop the sentiment circle in to fit snugly where I wanted it.

Stamps: Bloomin' with Beauty, Linen, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon,
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss, Watercolour Paper
Markers: Apricot Appeal, pumpkin pie, Mellow Moss, Going Gray
Other: Apricot Appeal Grosgrain ribbon, Mat pack, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. Gorgeous, I think I'm so going to have to get this set!

  2. OMG...Gorgeous, Just gorgeous...I love the colours you used. You are SO clever ;0)

  3. Here in America we had that in our Spring Mini, it made it into our catalog, so maybe it will make a come back for you too:)

  4. love this stamp set too Marelle. It is on my wish list and I hope that I can pick it up. Love your card - it looks very beautiful and the colours are gorgeous!

  5. This is one of my all time favourite sets and looks gorgeous in any colour. Love the richness of these colours Marelle; looks great!



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