Saturday, 26 September 2015

ABC Blog Hop - T

 Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "T". This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "T" element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys Recker's Crafty Happy blog then you're on the right track!

I thought of words starting with the letter "T", and came up with Trees, and Trio, so I chose to make a card using the new watercolour paper (Z3146), brushes (Z3188) and paint palette (Z3132) that CTMH now sells

autumn trees watercolour watercolor CTMH

I cut a piece of watercolour paper, stamped the tree image from the Always Grateful (C1559) three times with clear Versamark ink (Z819) and sprinkled the image with embossing powder and heated it.

When the piece cooled down, I used the large watercolour brush to use a "wet on wet" technique. The brush glides really well on this paper when it is already wet. First I dipped the brush into water, then using large brush strokes I started painting over the trees with medium blue at the top, followed by paler blue, then in the middle of the paper I used the yellowy green paint and then painted bottom section with a browny-green paint.

When my watercolour piece was dry, I mat it on Kraft cardstock (Z1375)  and adhered to the card base (X254).

You can change up the card by choosing different paint colours, for example use orange and pinks for a sunset, or greys, dark blues and purple for a twilight sky.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog hop is Linda Norman's blog, Scrappy Therapy. This is also the place to go in case you get lost along the way… or for a complete list of participants!

don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,


  1. Beautiful! Love the softness of your watercolor background.

    1. thanks, the paint colours are actually very vibrant but by adding water it's so easy to make them softer.

  2. so pretty and serene! I want to go there! Great card!

    1. thank - I didn't add the sentiment yet because I don't know yet if I will be giving it as a thank you card or a sympathy one.

  3. I love what you have done with this stamp set- may have to have a play with mine today!

  4. Beautiful. Love your background use of the watercolors.