Sunday, February 05, 2017

I Adore You

I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge today at and wish to share my sample card I made for the challenge. I asked the participants to go back in their gallery at Splitcoast and pick a love/heart card from their past and use the same stamp but in the style they enjoy today. I picked this Penny Black stamp called "Cupful of Love". You can find the card I did back in 2013 here.  My style has changed over the years, and practice makes a big difference (giggles).  For today's card I used my Misti, a necessity when using a textured watercolour paper such I have, as getting a good impression takes about 5 inkings, and I heat set my image after stamping. Using my Zigs and aqua brush I watercoloured my image until I was happy with it. Once dry I placed it back in my Misti and played around with where I wanted my sentiment, again inking several times to get a good impression. I die cut the panel and added foam tape to the back of the panel. I then added glitter tape to my card base and attached the panel off centre for extra interest, and yes, I added sequins to my finished card. I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting today. 
Products: Penny Black Cupful of Love Rubber Stamp, Crate Paper Heart Day Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Aqua Brush, Neenah Cardstock, Ranger Watercolour Paper, American Crafts Glitter Tape, Foam Tape, Sequins. 


  1. So adorable. Your watercoloured image is just amazing. It's fun to look back and see what our old styles were. Great challenge Kia. Hope to find time to play along. Another card that fits our CAS W/C challenge if you want to enter. :) xx

  2. Both cards are beautifully done and I like things about both. I think I would have a hard time remaking an old card. I get in a rut and all my cards look the same. Thanks to you I am trying more watercoloring but it is definitely something that takes practice and the right tools.

  3. Your 1st card is beautiful and sweet and yes, a different style, but still a really wonderful card.

    I do LOVE your new card because I have turned out to be a CAS style kind of girl too. Also trends change and I just LOVE how you colored your sweet mice with your Zigs and your simple die cut frame and strip of glitter ribbon. TFS both cards my friend. I am off to check out your CAS SCS Challenge :-) Hugs...

  4. Oh, Kia, this is adorable! Your watercoloring of the little scene it perfect and so is your layout! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Kia this is absolutely adorable - I love these sweet mice and your lovely watercoloring! Thanks for joining us again at CAS Watercolor!

  6. AWWWW! I spotted your card in the CAS Watercolor Challenge and HAD to stop by! It's super sweet and lovely! Your soft coloring is just beautiful!


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