Friday 15 August 2014

Watercolour technique using Mosaic Madness from Stampin' Up

It was the birthday of one of my nieces last week so my daughter and I went shopping to choose something pretty for her to wear.  We found the prettiest little sundress which provided the perfect inspiration for her card! Come and see:

To make the panel, I spritzed some watercolour paper with water before sponging a background. Once it was dry I stamped all over it with the little scribbled flower shape from Stampin' Up's Mosaic Madness stamp set using Stazon ink. The flowers were then coloured with inks and an aquapainter.

I love this sentiment which is part of a stamp from the Amazing Birthday set and oh look! Those in-colour sequins have come out yet again! Do buy some - the colours are SO pretty!

This photo shows the card resting against the folded dress, so you can see how I was inspired by the fabric.

I wrapped the dress in plain tissue paper but I think Stampin' Up's beautiful chevron ribbon adds exactly the right touch of prettiness!

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It was A level results day yesterday, the day my daughter has been waiting for! I knocked on her door while she was getting ready to go to the school to find out whether she'd got the grades she needed. "Are you nervous?" I asked. She nodded. "Yes," she said. "But no matter what happens, at least I'm wearing a cute frock!"

My clever girl got her grades and has her place at Manchester University.

And yes, I have gone to Mumland!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday.


  1. Congratulations to your gorgeous very clever daughter - you deserve to go to Mumland Vicky!

    Beautiful card too - clever you!!

  2. Perfect card to match the gift Vicky and such a great idea... Many congratulations to your daughter on getting the grades
    enjoy your weekend.


  3. Aren't daughters fab - so glad your daughter got what she wanted - many congratulations to her. Really pretty card too - Jacqueline xx

  4. The card is gorgeous! Congrats to your daughter too

    Em x
    Creative Em

  5. Congratulations to your daughter, I'm glad she got what she wanted. We were very fortunate too although a good few years ago now when our girls got their grades.
    Your card is really pretty too
    Jackie x

  6. Gorgeously gorgeous card and pretty dress too.

    CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter, you must have had an emotional day.

  7. Wow what a gorgeous dress and I so love how wel you matched the card Vicy! How exciting for your daughter to have her uni place! Huge congrats to her, and maybe when you're up visiting her we could catch up over coffee? :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Super cute card Vicky.
    Have you come back down to earth yet from Thursday?! Great news. And now the fun begins!! x x


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