Saturday 24 April 2021

Sunset with sympathy

Hello, crafting friends!

Are you looking to be challenged today? Well, there's a fabulous new challenge at Addicted to CAS today - and I should know because I chose it ;) Yes, I'm the host for the next two weeks and here is the codeword:

So many options for this! You could choose a sunny sky, a cloudy sky, a stormy sky, a sky full of rainbows, birds, unicorns,  pigs... well you get the idea! I've gone for an evening sky, glowing with colour from the setting sun.

It was very easy to make. I painted a piece of watercolour paper with clear water, added lines of purple, orange and red inks with a paint brush and watched them blend and blur into each other. When the paper was dry, I stamped plant silhouettes along the bottom using Uniko's Just Because and Funky Fossil's In the Meadow stamp sets.

I used a stitched label die from The Works to cut my scene out and attached it to a card base. The sentiment from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, was stamped, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and snipped out. I cut one side with the label die so that it would have the same stitching detail as the frame. The card was finished with a few clear dots.

Okay, so now it's your turn! My team mates have some wonderful inspiration over at the Addicted to CAS blog and we are lucky enough to have the talented Ma Mi guesting with us too. Do go and have a look there and you'll also find the Linky Tool where you can link up your own card. I can't wait to see the gallery filling up with beautiful skies for the next two weeks, but don't forget to keep your creations nice and clean and simple!

This card was chosen as the Rock Star at Watercooler Wednesday!

I'm linking this card up at Dawn's All About Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. I'm also playing along at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where Anything Goes.

We've been enjoying sunshine and blue skies this last week and have returned to our favourite river walks. All the mud from that horrible wet winter has dried up but of course Eva has an inbuilt radar and will find mud even when there doesn't appear to be any!

In this photo I'm encouraging her to go swimming in order to get the worst of it off! She would normally be in that water like a shot but is toying with me on this occasion: "I'm not certain I'm in the mood for a dip today..." You'll be glad to know that we got there in the end - and I didn't even have to resort to giving her a push!!

Sending hugs,


  1. That's a stunning sunset card with the silhouette flowers Vicky. Really gorgeous.

    Glad Mme Floof took a river bath to get the worst of it off!

    Happy Saturday.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. An absolutely stunning sunset scene,love the colours the stamped image

  3. What a beautiful sky, Vicky! I love how the silhouetted flowers look on it and that pretty die cut!

  4. Wow, what a stunning background, a really fantastic creation.

    Kath x

  5. So beautiful, I love your background.

  6. Oh how I LOVE your sky!! The colours are stunning!

  7. WOW! Vicky, I Love the vibrancy of this card and the shape, Stunning!
    Faith x

  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky! Your silhouettes are perfect with your beautiful sunset and I love the stitched label die! Thanks so much for the great prompt...I had a lot of fun creating my card!

  9. Oh my goodness, Vicky - just love your scene on the label, especially the gorgeous sky!!

  10. Your sunset is amazing Vicky and your codeword definitely started something with me this week - I can't put my clouds down!!

  11. what a great watercolour scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  12. Your watercoloured sky is simply amazing, I love your silhouette framing too xx

  13. Vicky, you've created an absolutely stunning sympathy card. I love the watercolouring with those pretty plant silhouettes. The stitched label is the perfect shape. Great design. Thanks so much for linking to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and sharing with us.


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