Friday, 7 September 2018

At Last!!

I am back in my craftie space! I have missed it sooo much these last months and it took ages for me to settle down to do anything - isn't it horrible when you have looked forward to something then when you actually have it within reach you can't seem to think of anything to do??
So I have been like that since Monday - (once I cleared all the dust off everything) - but today I finally made something -

with the help of Pinterest of course - better than nothing at all I think!

Had a bit of bother with the light taking the pic too.

I white embossed the flower (a small stamp from Altenew called You Make me Happy) onto watercolour card then coloured them with Distress Inks.
I used a pale blue water-soluble wax pastel for the background.

Finished it off with a teeny blob of Gold Liquid Pearls on the flower stamens.

Was a little disappointed with the sentiment - it was a small set from Kaisercraft and despite using Versafine ink and my Misti, it smudged a little.
But dear husband said it looked Ok so I resisted adding a new sentiment on another piece of card over the top of the smudged one.

It's been forever since I joined in with a challenge so am linking up to

Crafting By Designs- A/Goes
Sist. of Crafters - Flowers
SOS - Crazy for colouring
Flower Challenge - A/Goes

Thanks for visiting - am now able to sit here and call round and see what you have been up to!
Hope all is well in your part of blogland too! x


Doreen said...

This is just so

brenda said...

Soft, delicate and pretty Viv. Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration.

B x

Aquarius said...

Great to see you're back in blogland and crafty land. This is a very delicate and pretty card.

Carole said...

This is so very pretty and delicate Viv...I love the touch of liquid pearls on your pretty flowers. (mine have gone a bit thick). I can't see a smudge on the sentiment at all but I smile to myself as you sound like me ll over ...perfectionist. Welcome back to least you have had a justifiable reason for absence...Me? note for the teacher I am've been in a corner with my!!!!!

Darlene said...

OMG how pretty!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Meggymay said...

Welcome back Viv, I hope you get more time now to get into your craft room.
This card looks beautiful , it looks so delicate and I cannot see a smudge it looks great to me.
Yvonne xx

MaryH said...

I totally understand the dilemma of trying to think of something to do, after looking at Pinterest, then start to create...not one single idea when you're trying real hard not to 'copy'. Your watercoloring is just wonderful and these little flower blossoms are so delicate. Love the background, and to my eyes, your sentiment looks great. I expect only you see any smudges! It's a beautiful card. TFS & Happy weekend.

aussie aNNie said...

Pretty card and lovely Altenew stamp used.

Mrs A. said...

Very pretty. Thought it was a design paper at first and was trying to work out whose !! Love the delicate colours. Pleased to hear your back at the helm. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty card. The layout looks stunning and what a gorgeous flower stamp. One special and beautiful card x.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the way you used this small and beautiful image to create this very lovely and soft background, your sentiment looks great.
Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

Pia S said...

Very pretty and delicate. Lovely subtle coloring.

Marsha Reed said...

Very pretty, Viv! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Craters Challenge. Marsha DT

Pat said...

This is extremely pretty and love the flowers stamped randomly over the background, and the added gold pearls on the stamens is a lovely touch. I hate having a long break from crafting as I also find that getting back into it takes a bit of time and the mojo has to be fired up again, but you would never know it as this card is a beauty. x

Viv said...

This looks so pretty and delicate Viv...gorgeous card! thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Bobby said...

Those little flowers are so sweet and beautifully arranged on your card, Viv. I sometimes have trouble with those little sentiments too - not so much smudging but the end letters looking fat. I find I have to stamp it several times on scrap paper to get it to behave. ;) Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Flower Challenge.