Sunday, 3 January 2016

Tulip Congratulations

Well the news from last night is that I did win the Lottery .... bad news was that it was only 3 numbers so I'm afraid I can't give up work with £25 ;)

One of my crafty resolutions was to try some new techniques, so I thought it was about time I had a go at the watercolour background that's doing the rounds.  I read a great tip somewhere to tape your card down first with masking tape before watercolouring and then it doesn't distort so much.
Unfortunately my card didn't photograph well, my BG looks a bit darker in real life and I LOVE how it turned out :)

My image is an ooooooold Penny Black stamps, it may well have been one of the first PB stamps I bought and I haven't used it in such a long time.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and pink stickles added to the dots.

13 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

hello Lynne! what an amazing card, just gorgeous...luv your coloring...stunning! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful!!!!

Cheryl W. said...

This is SO pretty, Lynne!! Wish I could see it in person. I know the frustration when your cards don't look as good in the photo as they do IRL.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Lynne. I'm afraid I usually chalk instead of watercolouring LOL.
Congratulations on your win, may not be much but it's enough to buy a die set :o)
Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Elaine Stark said...

Your card looks great. A lovely image. The tulips are a nice reminder that spring isn't too far away. Thanks for joinig AYLI challenge. Happy New Year. Elaine

SARN said...

Well I think you've nailed that technique (or should that be TAPED it???).

Lovely looking card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely colouring, Lynne! We also had a big (not) win on the lottery before Christmas... sadly we can't retire on our £25 either! Jo x

Di said...

Wow, I love this Lynne! Great colouring and thanks for the tip about masking tape, one to try! Well done on the Lottery win - and there's a little something for you over in the playground too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Anonymous said...

Hello, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Jade DT
Crafty-Jade-Creations

Anonymous said...

pretty card love the colours, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Sue from Oregon said...

Well just goes to show you how timeless PB stamps are! The watercolor background is lovely!!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


♥ Sue Kment

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lynne.
Thank your for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
luv
Debby