Simple masking helped to bring this scene together using the adorable Happy Mail set from Wplus9. Find out more by clicking on the following link http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/simple-masking/ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

The Happy Mail set from Wplus9 is another cute and fabulous stamp set I’ve had for a little while but the craziness of the holidays prevented me from getting inky and I’m so glad to have finally corrected that. I used some simple masking to create this scene; on Neenah Solar White I first stamped the bear and rabbit in Memento Tuxedo Black then masked off their paws before stamping the banner. While the rabbit was masked I also stamped the tree trunk and then it was just a case of colouring with Copics. Having coloured in the characters I wasn’t quite sure how to complete the background but in the end went with colouring around everything with my markers to create a simple background which let the cuties shine.

Simple masking helped to bring this scene together using the adorable Happy Mail set from Wplus9. Find out more by clicking on the following link http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/simple-masking/ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

I mounted the panel on Lawn Fawn patterned papers and added a banner of one of them too which is accented with a couple of enamel dots and a twine bow.

Simple masking helped to bring this scene together using the adorable Happy Mail set from Wplus9. Find out more by clicking on the following link http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/simple-masking/ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

The ‘happy’ banner makes up the first part of the sentiment and I completed it by stamping the ‘birthday to you!’ from Strictly Sentiments 1 in Black on White card and trimming to a ribbon end. Finally the panel is mounted on a White card base.

I love the summer holidays with my kids and I love crafting …. only wish there was a way to not let one interfere with the other LOL.

Supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

   
  • What a sweet and wonderful scene!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Sweet, sweet card. I love the pastel colors and the banner.ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Your card put these darling critter to good use. As always, your coloringis perfect and so is the masking. I should practice that more. The details really make this card special.ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA

    Adorable!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen L K

    Wow another super card! The ground underneath your critter just really makes the scene great.ReplyCancel

A botanical prints inspired watercolour card using the new Clearly Besotted Miniature Floral Collection set Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/botanical-prints/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

You probably know how much I love Clearly Besotted flower images. Well Stephanie has converted some favourites into miniatures; oh my goodness how fabulous are these! The Miniature Floral Collection has 7 flower images along with a few sentiments – that’s a lot of flowers packed into one set and makes it great value :D The miniatures reminded me of botanical prints so I cut three small Stitched Rectangles from Tim Holtz watercolour card, stamped in Versamark and white heat embossed flowers on each of them. I used my go-to Zig Clean Color Markers to loosely watercolour the images before adding them to a Fog card base with foam adhesive.

A botanical prints inspired watercolour card using the new Clearly Besotted Miniature Floral Collection set Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/botanical-prints/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

To get a nice skinny sentiment which didn’t cover things up too much I white heat embossed one from A Little Sentimental on Slate card and again added with foam adhesive. A few Sparkling Clear sequins finished things off nicely.

A botanical prints inspired watercolour card using the new Clearly Besotted Miniature Floral Collection set Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/07/botanical-prints/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

The new release from Clearly Besotted is going live in just a few short hours – 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at  Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. While you are waiting check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

   
  • Oh so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • I actually think this card might be my favourite you have ever made! STUNNING! xxReplyCancel

  • Wow! This card is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Oh how lovely! The whisper of light blue surrounding the flowers is dreamy. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • What a stunning card. Just beautiful. XxReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS card, love it, Debby!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    How lovely! Beautiful watercoloring and card design.ReplyCancel

  • Debby, this is a wonderful card with very pretty flowers. I love your colouring, that’s just great. I also very much like all your other cards made with the new Clearly Besotted stamps. The background of the animal ballons card looks very good with the ballons stamped in black; your embossed and coloured flowers are just wonderful and the magnolia blossoms on vellum are a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • JOAN SMITH

    OMG Your card is so Gorgeous I am in awe of your beautiful work of art. Your coloring is stellar you are so talented. WOW!!
    Lucky person who receives your card it definitely will be the bright spot of their day, week, month year!! YOU SO ROCK!!ReplyCancel

  • Truly beautiful Debby!ReplyCancel

  • oh debby, these images are wonderful. I can see that i’m going to have to buy more of those Zig pens!!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    My shopping list keeps growing, thanks to you and Stephanie. So happy about this set because, I too, love her florals. This one just seems like a no brainer to me. Can’t wait to get mine so I can steal…er…case your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Behrens

    Your cards are ALWAYS so beautiful!! You are such an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing your talent!!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning card! Love everything about it!ReplyCancel

  • Iris Esther López

    This is such a lovely card. This stamp set is on my wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Shari Arbogast

    BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Connie Brooks

    Beautiful….just lovely. I recently made three small floral panels which are still sitting on my desk as I didn’t know what to do with them. I DO NOW! Thanks for the inspiration Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Karen L K

    What a fantastic card!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

Could animal balloons be any cuter! A colourful watercolour wash around and a good dose of sequins make this card great for a children

During the recent Mask-erade Online Card Class, Kristina Werner made this really cool balloon card with lots of colourful watercolouring and when I saw the fabulous animal balloons in the new Clearly Besotted Best Birthday set I knew I needed to give it a go. I stamped the balloons with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Tim Holtz watercolor card and clear heat embossed. This gives nice glossy images with slightly raised lines which are easy to watercolour around. I laid down a wash of water around the balloons first and then added Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade by tapping them on an acrylic block, picking up the colour with a damp paint brush and touching it to the wet card.

Could animal balloons be any cuter! A colourful watercolour wash around and a good dose of sequins make this card great for a children

For the sentiment I used Versamark ink, white heat embossed on Black card and trimmed to a banner shape on one side before adhering to the panel with foam adhesive and this in turn was added to a top folding White card base.

Could animal balloons be any cuter! A colourful watercolour wash around and a good dose of sequins make this card great for a children

Of course no party is complete without a dose of sequins and for once I resisted the urge to add just a few and scattered a pile on there LOL.

Clearly Besotted with release all the new sets tomorrow, 5th June at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

   
  • So sweet and beautifully done. I thiink I know some littles who would love this.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Ha – very adorable! Love the background :-)ReplyCancel

  • conil

    My heart went pitty-pat when I first saw these sweet balloon animals. So adorable but, then, you showcase them so perfectly with your watercoloring. Such a darling card. Incidentally, like all those festive sequins.ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.

    So cute! These little critter balloons remind me of the Pokemon critters my son was so into when he was younger.ReplyCancel

  • This looks awesome,Debby!! I adore the background!!ReplyCancel

  • Shari Arbogast

    Ok, animal balloons are just awesome! I love your card, with the colors and sequins. So pretty. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt

    LOVE this card! Those round animals are just too cute and I love how you changed them into balloons!ReplyCancel

White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

I think white heat embossing flowers is the best way to showcase them, especially when you have a flower spray as delicate and beautiful as this one from the new Clearly Besotted Fairytale Ending set (due for release 05 June). I used Canson watercolour card cut with a Stitched Rectangle and then stamped the flowers in Versamark and White heat embossed. After which I had a delightful time with my Zig Clean Color Markers – colouring directly to the image and then blending out with a little water. I really do love these markers, especially when colouring a fine image such as this, the brush tip really gets in all those corners :D

White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

I used my Misti and Versafine Smokey Grey ink to stamp the sentiment to make sure I got really good coverage on the texture of the watercolour card. The panel is mounted on a Fog card base and wrapped with May Arts twine before adding a few sequins here and there to accent.

White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

Clearly Besotted with release all the new sets on 5th June at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available affiliate links are used which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

   
  • its beautiful Debby – I bought a couple of zig pens last month to try them out and i have to say i love them!!ReplyCancel

  • I. love. you. That is all ;)ReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Beautiful card! When I looked at the top image, I thought the sentiment was either glittered or embossed. Stamping on the textured watercolor paper gives the sentiment the prettiest effect. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Your card is breathtaking!!!ReplyCancel

  • Classic Debby – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.

    Gorgeous card Debby! Loving all your vacation pics too!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Elegant and soft…gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful. Definitely the way to go with the flowers. XxReplyCancel

  • Brenda Lee

    Gorgeous card!!! I wish my embossing was as perfect as yours. :)ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful Debby, love your style hun…I finally after 2 months of traveling my Zig pens have arrived, looking forward to having a try and you are creating inspiration for me, hugsReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Debby. Love the watercolouring xxReplyCancel

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

The beginning of a new month heralds the start of Clearly Besotted Stamps sneak peeks and I’m kicking things off by colouring Vellum with Copics and the new Magnolia Blooms set (available 10pm UK time 05 June). I do love the translucency of vellum and it opens up all sorts of possibilities for adding colour on the back of a stamped image – no need to worry about colouring in the lines or damaging nibs with heat embossing! In Versamark I stamped the lovely large leaf spring and also three of the Magnolia line images and White heat embossed. After embossing I trimmed around the images and then turned the three flowers over to add colour to the back. You need to go with deeper, more vibrant colours than you would imagine as the colour doesn’t absorb into the vellum in the same way it would on card. You can really move the colour around a lot too because of this and get quite a painterly feel.

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

The flowers are mounted with Clear Foam Adhesive on a Gossamer Blue tag – I really like that navy and hot pink combination combined with the other neutrals. I added a Tag Hole Reinforcer cut from Fog card and then layered a Tag cut from Marshmallow and stamped in Slate ink with the sentiment from the Miniature Floral Collection. This tag is tied up with some American Crafts twine and then everything is mounted on a Fog panel cut with a Stitched Rectangle and then on to a Marshmallow card base with just a few pearls to finish.

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

Clearly Besotted will release all the new sets on 5th July at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available affiliate links are used which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

   
  • I love the bright pink with the navy, Debby! Just stunning! Love your new look blog too xxReplyCancel

    • Debby

      Thanks Michelle, thought it was time for a change. I’ve had the watercolour theme for a couple of years now and wanted to clean and simply things a bit :DReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Gorgeous card! The magnolia blooms look so dreamy on the vellum. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wow! This is a stunning card – beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gini K

    Debby – I love the colors you used on this card – that soft gray will have to come live at my house very soon! Anxious to try using the back of the vellum – I’ve done it, but not with embossing on the front – that’s going to help a lot…
    Great ideas all ’round – thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Totally wowed by this! Gorgeous colour combo and stunning design.ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    What a pretty color combination… navy and hot pink with the grey base! Pretty stamp set – totally enhanced with your coloring on vellum!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    This is just stunning! Love those magnolias and leaves and they look perfect on that beautiful tag. Lovely card design, too.ReplyCancel

  • Stunning card, the colors, the elements, and design everything about this card is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • I am in love with the colors,Debby!! WOW!! Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Oooh, love these colors together. Gorgeous painted vellum looks so beautiful against the navy tag. I’m going to have to have that stamp set, too. My poor, aching wallet. Noticed you tweaked your blog a bit, as well.ReplyCancel

    • Debby

      Clearly Besotted give everyone’s wallet a hard time LOL! Yes, the tweaking of the design – I can’t code but I do a lot of the fiddling myself so I will keep adjusting things until it feels right :DReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Gorgeous card, I love the design and I love the coloured vellum !ReplyCancel

  • Teri Wilde

    Gorgeous! Your designs are always so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Oh, this is extraordinary beautiful – love the water effect of the Copic colouring :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carol H

    Love this card so much! Your use of vellum is so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.

    Love Love Love your vellum flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa

    Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • another beautiful card. I love the effect your get from the vellumReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card! Love the coloring on vellum!ReplyCancel