Monday, 24 February 2020

Red & Black

On several of the cruises that I have been lucky enough to take, there have been some watercolour classes. These happen on sea days  and sometimes it's difficult to decide just what to spend one's time doing. On the last cruise I did, the watercolour class definitely won, as problems with my knee meant the line dance class was no competition! Having said that,... classes DO help, but they don't make up for lack of talent. I learned a few techniques, but applying them is a whole other matter.
Here I used an old stamp from Magenta, on watercolour paper and clear embossed the outline. I wanted the vase to look shiny! I mixed a little red and grey and dropped the colours onto the petals and leaves respectively and tapped a few splats over the whole image.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, die cut from the watercolour paper and stacked several times over black die-cuts, which adds a little to bothe the dimension and the effect.
This weekend I acquired a new stamp platform. This one avoids the need for adding or removing the foam sheet adapter to accommodate  cling or clear stamps. It has a spring mechanism which means that you just push it down further to stamp the clear stamps. It also has no edges so that larger pieces of card  can also be accomodated. It comes with two magnets which are already in little holders which makes moving them around a much more simple operation!
SO far I'm delighted!


  1. What a beautiful image you used Chrissie, and it's just perfect for the red & black colors this month! Lovely, lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour! :0)

  2. I love this card, the splatters are perfect. I like the sound of your new stamping platform, I haven't seen that one before so thanks for sharing xx

  3. I'd say you do have the talent, Chrissie! This is a beautiful watercolor vase of flowers and your splats are perfect! Your new stamp platform looks interesting. Sounds like it has some really good properties! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Love that floral vase stamped in the corner and the pretty splatter Chrissie! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolor!

  5. Wonderful floral bouquet, vase, and splatter! Great use of the red and black from the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.


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