June 22, 2015

Having fun ...

Hi Everybody,

You will have to forgive the abundance of water colored cards but I am having so much fun with these new Aqua Tints from Spectrum Noir that I can't stop

The stamps are all new too and I bought all of them from  Make The Day Special  and they are mostly stamps from Altenew

This one is called Sketchy Rose and it is lovely.  The sentiment is from Sentiments and Quotes  and there are lots on one stamp sheet

Along the bottom I have added some ribbon and lace and tied a little bow with satin ribbon from Mei Flower

The little pink pearls from Want2Scrap are dotted around the card ... but just a few.

The bows centrepiece is from Wild Orchid Crafts and matches in with the color scheme perfectly

I think it does me good every so often to step away from the style I am  used to and try something different.

 Brings a new freshness back to my crafting and then I am ready to come up with some new ideas to share

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

48 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card, so pretty.

    Michele

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  2. Beautiful Christina.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  3. That is lovely, you are having fun with you pens you clever lady
    cheers from cold melbourne
    Kaye

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  4. Good Morning Christina, and it is a fine sunny one. The Swifts are flying high, and so is this beautiful card. So delicate, the Rose, You colour so well. A delight to see.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day.
    Dorothy xx

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  5. Hi christina, i just simply love this. its absolutely cool,thanks for sharing your new ideas they are wonderful.

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  6. Wow! Oh! Wow! Christina, I love, love, love your stunning card.
    Off to have a look at the stamps
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

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  7. hi Christina, I love your water colour cards. It is good to use different techniques and to step away from the familiar from time to time. This is such a pretty card, so soft and delicate, I just love it hugs Lyn xxx

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  8. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card love the rose
    Di B.

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  9. Good morning Christina, A pretty card today .Take care Jane B.

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  10. Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, I can see you are having fun with the aqua tints, as you say it's nice to do something different.
    Lydia
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  11. It is a little away from your usual look Christina but there are still flowers, ribbons and pearls. Lovely card.

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  12. Christina what a beautiful card ,the colouring is gorgeous.
    as ive said before colouring is my no go zone.
    Marion H

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  13. A very pretty card. Love your colouring.The little piece of lace and pink ribbon finish it beautifully

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  14. Hi Christina, love this very pretty and delicately shaded card. Janelle x

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  15. Oh so subtle and just gorgeous, i love, love ,love it Christina.
    Elaine H X

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  16. Good Morning Christina. Love you water colour cards & have just ordered aqua markers. would appreciate if you could maybe in one of your demos give advice on what we should start off with colour wise. Mavis xx

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  17. Good morning Christina WOW, for me you can play with the tints as long as you like, the effects are gorgeous as are the stamps. The way you have mixed some of the colours together make the overall look, stunning. Thank you for listing companies you use, as I have drooled over a couple of stamps made by the Altenew but I didn't realise we can buy them over here, so I am a very happy crafter. X Ros

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  18. Hi Christina, a beautiful card .Love how you have coloured the rose.

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  19. Good morning Christina, lovely card. You did a great job of water colouring. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day.

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  20. Good morning Christina,
    this beautiful card is definitely a less is more kind of a card and just perfect in how it is. I know that you love your flowers and glitter and sparkle but this creation just doesn't need it. The AMD dotty paper looks lovely hinting in the back ground like it does. Thank you for a CAS beauty today.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  21. Very pretty card - Your colouring is so artistic. I'm not that clever so will be sticking to my dies. xx

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  22. Hello Christina,
    What an absolutely beautiful stamp, your card is gorgeous and the colouring superb.
    Maureen xx

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  23. This is so pretty, and I am just trying out watercoloring, so all of the tips and suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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  24. Good Morning Dear Lady :) Absolutely nothing to forgive. I've been loving the water colored cards. This one and all of them have been Beautiful! They offer a quiet elegance and soft beauty that I just love. You just keep on keeping on Girl. Enjoy your crafting, cause we are enjoying the ride! Thank you soooooo very much for sharing and introducing us to new products and ideas. Enjoy a beautiful day. Big Hugs.

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  25. HibChristina
    Lovely card today. Love the stamps and your water colouring.

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  26. Hi Christine Another card with not a die-cut in sight, but delightful none the less. As you say we all benefit from a change now and again. I am into Sprectrum Noir pencils at the moment and loving using them.
    Margaret xxx

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  27. gorgeous card. I started popping around to the co. you cited and looked and they have so many cool things. I hate they are on the other side of the pond! but that's ok. keep exposing me to them. I "need" to have a wish list!

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  28. beautiful stamped image, gorguss colouring, beautiful card

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  29. Oh Christina what a beautiful card...I love the rose stamp that you used...
    As always well done...tfs

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  30. a beautiful card. lovely delicate color and your coloring is excellent.xx

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  31. Your cards are such an inspiration. I love all of them. Now you have something else in your "bag of tricks" to add to your die-cuts and ribbons and pearls. I am always so glad to see your inspiration in my e-mail box.

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  32. Hi Christina. Wow this card is stunning. So soft and feminine. Just love it. Hope you have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

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  33. Good day Christina,
    How fun. Beautiful card.I like to see different things. Maybe I don't want to get set in my ways as I age. Lol -- I am not an artist however u have inspired me over the last few years. !!!
    Guess I like do not have better water color pencils however feel blessed with the supplies I have. Last night I stamped an image and water colored it. Some places didn't show much highlight thus I lightly took a marker to shade the edges. Nevertheless, I was pleased and you again have inspired me. :) ~blessings, Louise

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  34. Hi Christina

    I really like this card. You have done a lovely job with the rose stamp. I'm going to have to check out the sentiment stamps when I get the time. I agree that there are times when you have try out other techniques

    Regards
    Joan

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  35. Hi Christina, this is such a pretty card, pleased you are enjoying the water colouring, you make a success out of every aspect of crafting, and we lucky people get the benefit of your expertise, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Regards Liz

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  36. Love to see your water colour cards Christina, this one is so soft and delicate looking. That is a very pretty stamp you have used.

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  37. Keep up the watercoloring - it's beautiful!

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  38. A very pretty card today Christina. Love it. I have been using the free embossing folder with vellum and my Spectrum Noir pencils and enjoying it.

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  39. A really lovely card as usual, so pretty x

    Do you know when the spellbinders gingerbread cottage that was launched on create and craft, will be released generally?
    Many thanks
    Chris Harrison

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  40. Dying to get my hands on the Aqua Tints!! LOVE this gorgeous Sketchy Rose and have added this stamp to my wish list!! Stunning card! TFS!

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  41. This card is so so beautiful, so fresh and clean. Yes very different from your usual style but hey sometimes it relights the spark for us to get back to what we are used to....nonetheless it is stunning, well done....luv Ursula xx

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  42. Such a beautiful soft card. Thanks for sharing. I love that quote.

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  43. Stunning card as always, that rose stamp is absolutely gorgeous. xx

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  44. Hi Christina this is gorgeous I love it. The stamp is lovely & your colouring is beautiful
    Hug's Lynda xx

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  45. Hi Christina,
    the card is beautiful, lovely soft colouring, beautiful sentiment.
    Di B. x

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  46. I love this card. Got any more? I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608632911/

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  47. I love this one very much. It's different but really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love This Card Christina .
    Something a little different. Fresh and uncomplicated.

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