Crafty Creations June Umbrellas

Sometimes a play  with ink, paper and water can result in completely different out come to the one intended.

That’s exactly what happened with the background to this card. I was spritzing some Whisper White card stock with a mix of Tranquil Tide and Pool Party but wasn’t happy with the result till I turned it over and loved the effect. I called it Reverse Water Wash!

So happily I copied this card in the catalogue as did the Crafty Creators on Friday.


You may notice that the group image has a different yellow umbrella. That’s because the demonstrator – me – left  the Daffodil Delight CS at home. We improvised by using our Blender Pens with the Daffodil Ink.

Of course using water and ink means the original can never be copied so we have  a great variety of rainy backgrounds in our cards.  First we spritzed the Whisper White with water, just in the center, then Spritzed the combined Tranquil Tide and Pool Party,
wiping sides of paper to keep colours in the middle.

The amount of saturation with ink determined the depth of colour on the under side.  We helped the drying process along with the Heat Gun. We also dyed the twine with the Daffodil ink to match.

The group is planning to play at home during the week so am excited to see what they create using the same technique. I must do one with the Colorful Seasons stamp set soon, I can see the background now with leaves scattered around and all those lovely autumn colors.

CC June umbrella

Till next time

Happy crafting Naomi

Supplies used.

Glue Dots


Anzac Day.

Sadly, Bevan and I  have had a need for several of these cards over the last couple of weeks with the passing of 3 of our circle.
And as today is Anzac Day it seems to be an appropriate day to share a Sympathy Card.

“Lest We Forget” 

Lest We Forget the Origin.

This is a quick card using some retired products that I just love and have great difficulty saying goodbye to.  I used Pool Party and Whisper White CS, The Stamp from World of Dreams and Sympathy Word from Rose Wonder. The little butterflies, sadly retired,  were an embosslit Beautiful Wings. The circle was sponged in Pool Party. Some white twine finished the card.

With Sympathy

Enjoy your day.

Till Wednesday. Naomi