Watercoloured succulent handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Neat & Tangled. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/watercoloured-succulent-tag/

I’m going back to my clean and simple roots with today’s card. I still love clean and simple design, and when I go in a shop and see cards on the shelf, it is those that I would reach for even now. If I still bought cards that is. Sometimes I’ve found it hard to share a card with just the barest of designs. It’s always a temptation to add more, but as they say, less can be more and so that’s where today’s card came from. That desire to keep things clean and simple. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Watercoloured succulent handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Neat & Tangled. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/watercoloured-succulent-tag/

I stamped the Succulent Journalling Card with clear embossing ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I watercoloured the succulents with Daniel Smith watercolours using lots of layers to build up the colour.

Watercoloured succulent handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Neat & Tangled. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/watercoloured-succulent-tag/

I found that the wide banner on this image was the perfect size for the two line sentiment from So Many Sentiments. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink, sprinkled with Antique Gold embossing powder and heat set. I then trimmed the piece to a tag shape, punched a hole in the top and threaded with twine.

Watercoloured succulent handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Neat & Tangled. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/watercoloured-succulent-tag/

I mounted the tag on to a panel of Fog card and in turn on to an Ivory card base. Finally, I accented with clear sequins.

I resisted thoughts to dress this card up more with an interesting background, and instead let the subtle watercolours of the succulent tag stand proud as the focal point.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

I know many of you have enjoyed my exploration of art books, photography tutorial etc and so I thought you might like to see something a little different – digital art!

When I first got my iPad I thought I’d be using the Procreate app a lot to create on the go. However, I didn’t spend the time to get to know how to use the app. So I sought out this easy to follow tutorial on how to create a monster from Nic Squirrell on Skillshare. The tutorial was clearly set out and I’m so pleased I managed to create a couple of cute monsters! Of course, I made them in a favourite muted palette but hey they wouldn’t be my monsters otherwise LOL. Skillshare is usually $10 per month but if you follow this link you’ll get a month free access to this class by Nic along with 18000+ other classes. I think the next one I’m going to do is a watercolour one by Ohn Mar Win 😃👍🏻

Here’s a little screen flow video of creating the big guy! I had great fun and I will now be using my iPad and Procreate app on the go more often. Check out Nic’s tutorial here. 

 

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Neat and Tangled SUCCULENT JOURNALING…
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Neat and Tangled SO MANY SENTIMENTS…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLACK 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith Buff Titanium
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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MINI MISTI
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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SSS Clear Embossing Ink
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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SSS COFFEE FILTERS
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
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Watercoloured succulent handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Neat & Tangled. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/watercoloured-succulent-tag/

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