Tuesday 21 July 2015

Watercolouring with The Wilderness Awaits by Stampin' Up

I love the idea of making scenes with stamps, and the realistic style of stamp sets like The Wilderness Awaits is perfect for them. Scenes don't have to be complicated as I show in today's card. Come and see:

I adore this gorgeous dog image, although naturally a golden Retriever would have been better ;) For the background, I just scribbled the ink around in a rough circle shape. If you don't trust yourself to get the shape right, why not cut a template with a large circle framelit and watercolour within the boundary?

You could keep the images in this set very traditional with a simple greeting or you could add a modern twist with a sentiment like this banner-style one from Endless Thanks photopolymer set.

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Eva pup isn't allowed sticks any more after we realised she was actually eating them (!) but I came across this photo on the internet and it made me giggle:

See you tomorrow,


  1. Gorgeous card Vicky!Love that image and your beautiful background sets it off perfectly!
    So,Eva turned into a stick chomper did she? tee hee,little minxy!!-I have just seen the photograph of her in her new bed-she has grown into a lovely big dog!
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky! I love your watercoloring.

    Gentle hugs,
    Em x

  3. Vicky you never fail to inspire me with you cards, your so clever or arty I just cant think of one word to describe how I feel when I look at a lot of your work. I must admit this card with the dog is a favourite from now on. Thank you so much for sharing. Although I am a fellow demonstrator I am a hobbyist only though I still try to show off your beautiful work down here.

  4. Lovely card. I love that dog image, it reminds me of a dog I used to have. You are quite right not to let Eva play with sticks, it can be very dangerous. I never throw sticks but once had a dog who was injured by chewing a stick he had found lying around in the garden. It was a Saturday night and we ended up having to assist the vet whilst he did emergency surgery. Not a night we will forget in a hurry!


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