Sunday 6 September 2020

Rocking my inner Monet!

Hello, crafting friends!

Back in early summer, I enjoyed walking along the riverbank with Eva and was amazed at all the waterlilies in the river this year. The ones that grow here are a beautiful bright yellow and they are the inspiration for today's thank you card.

The Riverbank stamps from the Craft Consortium illustrates the lilies so well. I've inked them up today and stamped them at the bottom of a card panel, colouring them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and trimming the panel with a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle.

The card was finished with a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Painted Petals and a sprinkling of clear gems.

Delighted that this card was deemed a Rocker at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

It's a delight to welcome a new challenge into Blogland! Nancy Leppek from has set up Color Hues to inspire us twice monthly with a colour duo - and I am so here for it!! This fortnight's challenge is green and yellow so I shall link up there with this card. I'm also joining in with Watercooler Wednesday, where the theme is Anything Goes With A Feminine Twist, and Allsorts, where they're looking for hand-coloured images.

Ok. I give up.
I have given her the blouse to be her very own.

Sending hugs,


  1. Your waterlilies are beautifully coloured in gorgeous vibrant shades of yellow and green a wonderful card

  2. Hi Vicky, I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog - I love your clean style. Your cards are beautiful! I look forward to following your blog to check out more of your awesome artwork :)

  3. A really super CAS card and great colouring of the river and the waterlilies.
    Thank you for joining our 'Hand coloured image' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. I am going to try this again because I started talking to my hubby and showing him your card and not sure if I finished my comment to you. He was totally impressed by the way and he's a retired art teacher. The title of your post made me smile and your card is phenomenal.The water looks fabulous. I am so happy you played along at Color Hues for our first challenge and thanks for the shout out too! HUGS!

  5. So beautiful and CAS-tastic! Really perfect use of the color hues.

  6. Yes, you've definitely 'rocked your inner Monet' with this gorgeous waterlilies card! Stunning! Thrilled to see you in the gallery; so appreciate your enthusiasm for the new challenge!

  7. Beautiful lilies especially against the dark green background!

  8. Beautiful coloring. So spotless!

  9. A beautiful CAS design with this pretty image! Your dog is so cute!!
    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts "hand colored image" theme this week!

  10. You certainly are! Beautifully coloured and great design! I hope you don't lose any other clothes to your dog😂

  11. A beautiful floral card for our 'Hand coloured image' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  12. Awesome!
    It's an absolutely beautiful thank you card.

    Hug x

  13. Gosh Vicky, those flowers and the water look so real, gorgeous colouring and resulting card.
    Faith x

  14. Very pretty card ~ I've never seen a yellow water lily, only white and pink. I learned they can even be purple, so you taught me something today. I hope that wasn't a favorite shirt you had to forfeit to Eva :) Maybe you should take her to a garage sale and let her pick out some! My childhood dog Alice would steal peoples clothes off their clothesline. One day her and another dog each came home with half a bra each! oops

  15. So gorgeous, Vicky! LOve the dark greens you've chosen for your yellow-lily pond!

  16. Such a beautiful card, Vicky! You've done Monet proud with your coloring. We at Color Hues are so happy that you've joined us!

  17. Beautiful CAS design, especially love how you coloured the water. Her own blouse? Those colours will look good on her. Bella has been given socks, hats and even a pink sheepskin rug over the years because she can't resist them...aren't these dogs lucky we are such pushovers!!

  18. So beautiful. It is really a stunning card. Certainly very Monet looking. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

  19. Your water lilies are beautiful! Perfect for this stunning CAS card. Thank you for joining us at the very first Color Hues challenge!


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