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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Water Colored Flowers

I joined a water colour card swap on one of the rubber stamp Yahoo groups I belong to. It had been a long time since I had used water colours on  a card.   

To create my card I scribbled my chosen  colours with my Caran d' Ache Neocolor 11 Crayons on to an acrylic block.  My next step was to spritz  my acrylic block with water and stamp it on a piece of water colour paper.  

Once the paper was dry I stamped my flower stamp by Stampendous with Stazon inks. To colour my flowers I used a paint brush and painted the flowers with my crayons. The butterfly was die cut of some of the left over water colour paper when I made my card. The sentiment and the die to cut out the sentiment were by Stampin Up. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge -Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft  Summer Blooms
Whoopsi Daisy -  Pastel Colors
Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings


  1. Beautiful card Judy
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. Judy this is just amazing. Your stamping is sensational and the butterfly the perfect touch.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. What a stunning effect the watercolors made on this gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. I just love this Judy, apart from using my all time fav stamp Stampendous P107 Agapanthus Cluste (I know I am a tad sad), the colours you have used are a delight.

    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing your lovely work with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  5. beautiful. thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, and good luck. xxx julie

  6. This is so beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  7. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. Good luck!

  8. This is a very pretty watercolor card. Great use of including the butterfly in the same watercolor paper. Thanks for playing at The Pink Elephant Challenge for Anything Goes this week! Nance, DT

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy