Friday 1 July 2022

Slimline sweet peas

Hello, crafting friends!
The benefit of having a dodgy knee is that it has to be rested a bit and what better way to rest it than to do a spot of crafting?!
The Sweetest Peas stamp set by Altenew has been a recent addition to my flower stamp collection, and I've been dying to have a go at water colouring some of the flowers. This card is the result!

The flowers were stamped along the side of a thick slimline card base in a pale green ink. I coloured them with water and inks in blue, pink and purple. When it had dried, I added detail to the stems and sepals (is that the word?!) with a dark green coloured pencil.

The card was finished with a navy blue sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greetings.

I followed the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches so I'll link up there; I'm also joining in with the new Watercolour challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Today, I saved a bee from the clutches of a spider. It was like that scene from the Lord of the Rings film where Shelob comes out of her lair and attacks Frodo (I had to watch through my fingers!) I don't think that anything else I do today will be as worthwhile as rescuing the bee so I shall just take it easy for the rest of the day!

PS. I was going to add a video clip of Shelob wrapping Frodo up in sticky web but I don't want to traumatise anyone!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Beautiful delicate sweet peas in gorgeous pastel colours, a perfect summers birthday card, Your other news paragraph made me laugh

  2. Your coloring of the flowers has become so delicate, it goes perfectly with it.

  3. This is stunning Vicky. Such beautiful and delicate colouring of that gorgeous sweet pea stamp. Adore sweet peas! Appreciate you not traumatising me with the spider. Well done for saving the bee xxx

  4. This is fabulous Vicky - those sweetpeas and so beautifully coloured, it really shows how delicate they are in real life. So realistic! Thanks for playing over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

  5. Such a lovely floral image, perfect for this sketch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  6. Hey there, hope you are doing well. Miss ya as part of the CC&S team. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Adore the colors, together they make me smile. Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  7. Simply delightful!!!!!

  8. So beautiful Vicky. I love the soft delicate look you achieved. Sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS - Watercolour. Have a good day! :)


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