Tuesday 30 March 2021

Watercolour posy birthday

Hello, crafting friends!

I love that the CAS Colours and Sketches challenges alternate between colours and sketches each Tuesday.  But the biggest challenge comes when there's a fifth Tuesday in a month and then we give you a set of colours AND a sketch to follow! YoonYoung is hosting the double today:

I was just about to crack on with a card featuring fish in a bowl when I saw a sample of floral fabric online and become totally inspired by that instead!

I started by masking off a strip on my card base and blending the Marina Mist ink to a fade. The flowers are from Just For You by Clearly Besotted, heat embossed in gold, watercoloured, then fussy cut. I repeated this process and cut just one bloom out to pop up for a bit of dimension.

To finish, I added a gold embossed sentiment from Enjoy It All by Concord & 9th and splattered the background with turquoise and gold before attaching the flower spray to it. Can you see the shine a bit better in this last photo?

I do hope you can join us this week! There's some amazing inspiration from the team over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog. Do check it out and you'll find the linky tool there too so that you can play along.

I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where anything goes and Watercooler Wednesday where Helen is hosting this fortnight's Occasions challenge.

The electricity has gone off in our house today and we’re waiting for the electrician, so please forgive any mistakes in this post as I can’t use my computer. I’m quietly giving thanks that it is the hottest day of the year so far, so no chilly tootsies but I AM stressing about the freezer... please send good vibes!

Edited to add: We're back on! We spent hours this morning isolating everything that could have tripped the electricity circuit and then re-introducing everything to identify the faulty appliance. We came up with nothing. Four hours later, the electrician arrived and had no trouble at all flipping the switch back. He couldn't find any fault at all. Do we have ghosts?!!! Needless to  say, I was SO embarrassed but he was very nice about it.

Sending hugs,


  1. Just lovely. I especially like how you did the fade.

  2. Love the gold details and the soft blending. And yay for electricity!

  3. A brilliant background and floral arrangement the gold embossed flower heads are stunning

  4. A lovely image with a great subtle background.
    Kath x

  5. Beautiful flower spray card using the sketch and color challenge, Vicky. TFS the close up of the pretty shine. Glad you had an easy fix for your power outage too:-). Enjoy the rest of your day. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  6. Love this card! That faded ink strip is amazing and I love the touch of gold. We’ve had a similar experience but with a plumber vs an electrician. My husband kept hearing running water in the basement but couldn’t figure it out. Called the plumber and he came up chuckling because a laundry basket had gotten bumped on the counter and turned the faucet on just a touch. So we called him out to turn off the faucet. ;)

  7. Beautiful card with those lovely CB blooms.

    Glad you are fully operational again!

    Hug xxx

  8. Such a sweet card, Vicky. Glad you got the power back xoxo

  9. So elegant with the gold embossing! I love how you've done the fade out inking in the background! Glad you got your electricity back on. I hope it stays on!

  10. I love this Vicky! These modern flowers are very 'me'! I love the addition of the gold and the softly sponged vertical is just perfect. So beautiful! Glad you fixed the electricity too - crisis averted!

  11. This is gorgeous! I struggled with these colors, but you’ve used them beautifully here. It looks effortless. (Happy to hear the electricity came back on.)


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