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Friday, 13 March 2015

Dancing Tulips and a Shaker Bird (by Asha)

Good morning, fellow Chocoholics. It's my turn again to show you what I've been up to with the gorgeous March release stamps. Today I'm playing with the Spring Bird Tulip DL sheet.

These are delicate flowers and I felt that water colouring would be best. I started by applying Winsor & Newton's Masking Fluid on the tulips before giving the background a wash of blue and green. Next I worked on the flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Winsor & Newton water colours. I also added some Iridescent Medium to the water colours to give the blooms a delicate shimmer. I finished the project by tying some green ribbon in a simple knot. The sentiment is from the Easter Traditions A5 sheet.

My second project is a shaker card and for this I'm using the nesting bird stamp from the Spring Bird Tulip DL sheet. The focal image is water coloured while a simple frame maintains attention to the Spring Bird.  I used just a few pastel sequins on the inside so as not to lose the image in unnecessary clutter and also to emulate falling blossoms. The greeting is from Birthday Words A5 sheet, heat embossed in white.

So there you have it - 2 water colour projects that work for any occasion. As always, I have more photos on my blog together with details of products and tools used in making these cards. Don't forget to swing by often for more crafty inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.



  1. The first is lovely & classy with the added touch of a little shimmer emulating the way raindrops somehow make tulips glisten. I particularly like the way your sewing skips the images that extend outside the sewn frame. Your sequins emulating the falling blossoms is a real beauty & such a super idea. As for how you managed to get the sewn frame so exact around the shaker element - that's some precision which really catches the eye. Your restrained use of the sequins keeps the whole design from being over the top.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Two beautiful cards Asha. The watercoloured tulips with a touch of shimmer are so pretty and finished perfectly with the very precise stitching and the ribbon and sentiment. The second makes a beautiful shaker card with just a few sequins inside which don't spoil the view of the sweet bird, and I love the pink frame with the stitching round the edge which certainly grabs the attention. x

  3. Love your cards. The shimmer on the tulips is lovely and your shaker card is bright and blingy.

  4. Beautiful card. love the colors. Janny

  5. Two beautiful cards, but the first is my favorite; such festive spring colours; can't wait untill the tulips will bloom here...!

  6. So lovely, I keep forgetting about my masking fluid! The results on your first card are beautiful.

  7. Thank you for your lovely comments, ladies. Hope you are enjoying these new stamps.
    hugs Asha


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