French Rose

 This is a card I CASED last year. (I cannot remember who from)

I feel it has such a sophisticated look about it…maybe it is just because it has used French Script as the background?

I didn’t have the punch that was used for the “thank you” background, so I made my own using the Scallop circle and an oval punch. Then I sponged the edges to give a deeper feel.

The rose is coloured by the “Re-inker” technique or “Floating watercolour” technique. It certainly is one of my favourite techniques especially for adding a variety of colours to larger outlined images. The photo doesn’t do it justice for how it actually looks.


I know I am a bit late with this one, but I still wanted to share it. There is a new set called Wagon Full of Fun. It is in the Summer Mini Catalogue that finishes in a couple of days on 31st March. I was a bit slow in ordering it, as I only received it a couple of weeks ago myself, but I like the variety of stamps that it comes with. It is a great all-rounder set.

The first image I wanted to play with was the Flowerpot. I also decided to attempt to watercolour it as well. It is not a perfect job, but watercolouring takes time to learn. Learning how to add dimension just by altering the depth of colour, is a skill within itself. (But that’s just my opinion).

I also took the same image and changed the colours. Now I must admit, I don’t really like yellow. I will pick any other colour first before I pick yellow. I also have a hard time teaming it up with other colours as well.

But I think I did an OK job here. What do you think?