Thursday 16 April 2015

Tall and skinny Birthday card

Hi Crafters, 

I spent a happy evening crafting last night. I really want to get back to doing more challenges. They are such a nice starting point and inspire me a lot...  

And of course there are all those new supplies I received during the Easter  holidays.

So, I grabbed the same Penny Black flower stamp as before and went for some no-line colouring. I really want to master that technique someday. I inked up the petals in pink, the rest in light green distress ink and stamped it off once before stamping it to watercolour paper. This way the impression wasn't too bold and I could cover it up with my colouring.

Then I water coloured the image with my Inktense pencils. I usually take the pigment directly from the tip, I find that easier than dissolving it when it's been applied directly to dry the paper. 

After the colours had dried,  I stamped the sentiment, dropped on some black splotches and doodled a black border with a Copic Multiliner. Then I cut the panel to a  tall and skinny size and adhered it to an off-white card base.

I did not yet create an envelope, because of the unusual size. But I surely will soon.


Seize the Birthday: Tall and Skinny
Less is More: One layer and splatters


  1. Beautiful and stunning watercoloured florals Ela and love the splatters too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. This is beautiful. I enjoy painting PB images with my Inktense pencils. I don't have this stamp but it's now on my wish list. I love the added detail of the doodled border.

  3. Wunderschön! Viel zu lernen gibt es da eigentlich nicht mehr würde ich sagen ;o)

    Diese Karte ist unglaublich genial!
    Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei Seize the Birthday!

  5. Oh my!
    What wonderful water-colouring, this is truly a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More

  6. Well I think you have already mastered your no-line coloring! This card is fabulous Ela!! I am in awe...seriously! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday and for using our topping option too! Hope to see more of your wonderful work!

  7. Ela what a beautiful creation, such gorgeous no-line colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at LIM
    Less is More

  8. Gorgeous! Those blooms are fabulous and I think you did a great job with that technique! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Stunning card, the colouring is exquisite!

    Love and hugs