Monday, 8 May 2017

Best wishes

This weekend, I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time to create a card for a couple of fun challenges, using some NBUS PTI supplies.

I created a background wash using some yellow W&N watercolour paints, and then created splatters using Payne's grey. I die cut the Splits: Best Wishes from both wc cardstock and vellum, stamped the image in Slate grey pigment ink (Studio Calico) and heat embossed in clear. I wasn't sure which of the two I was going to use, but in the end I decided to use them both, layering the vellum on top of the cs version. Before I did, I splattered some Payne's grey onto the cardstock version and added a touch of grey using a grey Copic marker. I heat embossed the sentiment in Liquid Platinum onto the vellum piece. I swiped my Slate grey ink pad across the edge of my base panel before adhering my watercolour panel using extra strong double sided tape.


PTI Make it Monday - Watercolour wash background

LIM - #327 Yellow and grey

CAS Mix Up - May (stamps + splattering +
watercolouring, heat embossing, die cutting, vellum)

Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

ATSM - #240 Photo inspiration


  1. Lovely CAS card, the pastel tones truly add a soft ambiance with just enough splatters :D
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the soft yellow background and elegant die cuts over the top. Perfect splattering, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. The soft gray is so pretty with the yellow wash, Marianne! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Hi Marianne. The vellum layer adds a dreamy look to your pretty flowers and sentiment. Love the splatters! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. What a cute, pretty, artsy CAS card! I love the loose circle you used to ground your stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  7. Loving the soft colour tones Marianne, the grey against the yellow works really well and not as harsh as black.

    Hope you and hubby are OK.

    B x

  8. This is so lovely! I really love yellow and gray together! CAS perfection!

    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)


  9. What a great design to fit perfectly in all these challenges, Marianne! It's a beautiful card!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Lovely card - and it's always great to see what a few splatters can do!

  11. Very pretty!Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  12. Love the Splits on the vellum Marianne, the yellow watercoloring and pretty splatter! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx