Thursday 12 June 2014

Bedroom colours using Happy Watercolour by stampin up

Today is a great day to... make a card in the colours of your bedroom! That's the challenge at Less is More this week and it certainly got me going! Our room is decorated in soft blue, natural and white with a dash of red as an accent. This is how that came out on my card:

It's hard to believe Stampin' Up's Happy Watercolour set won't be available after June - it's one of my favourite sets ever! This is quite a layered card for me but there's lots of 'white' space so it remains nice and clean and simple.

I stamped two of the poppy image using black stazon ink and watercoloured them with an aquapainter and inks. Once they were dry I added a background using the splodge image in Soft Sky, stamping off each time I stamped, and finished with the sentiment. Adding a punched tab adds interest to a card - this one is made with Stampin' Up's Decorative Label punch -  I've scored the mount for extra detail.

I enjoyed making this card so much that I made another, using the orchid image from the same set!

I'm rather fond of our room though, so I don't think I'll be redecorating in Wisteria Wonder with accents of Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo just yet!

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I'm in the middle of redecorating my youngest son's bedroom. The boys shared a room when they were small until my eldest son complained he couldn't get to sleep because his brother was breathing! I moved him into a room of his own at this point so my youngest son managed to get the large room all to himself. I've just changed the bulky wooden beds to ziplock divans so that we'd have the option of a superking bed or twins when guests come to stay, so naturally my son chose to keep the bed as a superking. He's not the largest of boys and he looks like a little princeling when I wake him in the mornings!

I might have a bit of a sneak peek for you here tomorrow! Hope you can come and join me then,


  1. Gorgeous cards Vicky, your watercolouring looks beautiful, Cathy x

  2. Beautiful cards Vicky and wonderful colours.
    Thanks for taking part and sharing
    Less is More

  3. This card makes me want to eat a Cadbury Flake...and now I'm showing my age! Lol. Gorgeous water colouring :)

  4. Oooh! what fabulous cards Vicky!
    Love those poppies!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful cards - love the soft watercolouring and tabs on the side! That poppy image is so elegant.

  6. Gorgeous cards Vicky - love the design and colours (on both!). Nx

  7. Gorgeous poppies Vicky!
    Thank for for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer


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