Friday 7 September 2012

Happiness Shared with Watercolour Wonder crayons

I've been continuing my experiments with the Watercolour Wonder crayons and I'm loving them! One of the things I wondered about was how they'd look on darker colours of card stock than white or cream. Well I've used them to make a one layer card on Crumb Cake card stock - come and see the result:

Can you believe Happiness Shared is retiring at the end of this month? It's the most beautiful set and I for one am not ready to let it go! Anyway, I started by stamping the script background from French Foliage over a mask I'd made out of the Happiness Shared rose, then I used my stamp-a-majig to stamp the rose into the space left by the mask.

Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette crayons were used to colour the rose petals with So Saffron for the centre, while the leaves were coloured in Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery. I used an aquapainter to blend the colours and highlighted with Pear Pizzazz and More Mustard markers when it was dry. I'm quite pleased with the translucent chalky effect.

This lovely sentiment is from my Tea Shoppe set.

I made a card very similar to this a little while ago and thought you might be interested to compare the difference in the colouring. Just click on the image for a closer look.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happiness Shared (retiring), French Foliage, Tea Shoppe (not available)
Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Grey
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Watercolour Wonder crayons in Subtles, markers, stamp-a-majig

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My daughter attended her first day of sixth form looking like a supermodel yesterday while my youngest son broke my heart by setting off with a huge bag on his back looking no bigger than my thumb! He bounced back home though and told us he'd had a great day, so of course I needn't have worried at all. My eldest son got an extra day off, to his deep satisfaction, and spent the first half of it in his pit bed until I hauled him out by the ears. (Not really to anyone who's just about to call Childline!) When we were on holiday, he answered "lunch and a trip to Poundland [where he buys cereals]" when my husband asked him how he'd like to spend the afternoon. "Is that all you want in life?" said my outraged husband. "No!" said my son indignantly. "I need my xBox too and some sleep!"

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  1. I love this effect Vicky-and the background cardstock really is the perfect combination,it is such a pretty card -i love it! :) X

  2. Lovely card Vicky, the watercolour crayons give a beautiful effect.

    Glad your son's first day went well, they do look small compared to those huge bags they have to carry. Once, we suggested to our two that instead of carrying all their books around, everyday, they sort them into days. OMG, the looks were amazing, it's as if we were talking a different language! Haven't bothered since!

    Have a great weekend xxxx

  3. Morning Vicky, Not only do they cover the cardstock beautifully but they give a silky sheen that you see on the effect. Gorgeous CAS card :0)
    James had a great first day back...we'll see how things are a few weeks down the line though!
    Aww I can imagine your youngest battling to school with a huge school bag and a huge smile on his face too..... is the school ready for him though???
    Jenny x

  4. I loved the original of this card and I love this one too - such a little used stamp set which I think is so pretty ! The crumb cake card stock makes such a lovely background for the white rose. Glad to hear that all went well with the start of term - kids eh ??? Jane x

  5. That's a dreamy gorgeous card :) The watercolour wonder crayons are on my wishlist, which is a million miles long!

  6. This is so pretty and looks so nice on the Crumb Cake card stock - Jacqueline xx

  7. A beautiful stamp I have got it but it is a shame if it is being discintinued it is so versatile.

  8. Isn't it interesting what teenagers think/say? Hmmm ... wonder if I was like that ..... nahhh. Hope your kids really enjoy their schools, my youngest has about 2 weeks left of term, then after the holidays his final exams .... eeeek, where did the time go? But hey, no more school!!!

  9. I remember admiring this card the first time I saw it, so it's really interesting to see the reworked - and gorgeous - version.

  10. The watercolour crayons do give a lovely effect don't they! I love how it looks on the crumb cake card. Sarah xx

  11. Gorgeous! Can't wait to try this!

  12. Those crayons look fab. Love it on the crumb cake background. x


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