There is always Hope

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Hi, If you are self-isolating then I want to provide some more inspiration for you and I am trying to share more videos and blogs during this time. This is one thing that I CAN do, and it helps distract me from checking the news all the time.  There is a 10% sale off all items in the shop, and a lot of items are reduced in price.  We want to help you be able to get new supplies and combat any anxiety you may have. Crafting is proven to relax you and can help distract you.


I am doing a lot of watercoloring lately and having fun trying out some new paints and pencils. I have a watercoloured card using the Beauty & Song stamp set by Picket Fence Studios. Working on the smooth side of a piece of Canson XL watercolour card, I used my stamping tool to make sure the whole of the image was stamped fully.  There is a video tutorial for this card too. You can watch it HERE.


The Colouring

Using a new to me set of watercolours pans I started by painting a light wash of Cerulean Blue for the background.  The leaves are Sap Green with a small amount of Permanent Lemon Yellow, and I added Viridian for the receptacle. The flowers are a nice bright Azo Yellow Medium.


To colour the bird I used Burnt Sienna for a wash of colour, added some Madder Lake Deep at the neck area and letting the paint dry.  I used the same colours but with less water for a stronger colour, and painted over the wash of colour on the bird. Adding a tiny amount of Payne’s grey to add some depth and separate the wings from the body.  I coloured the bird’s breast with Yellow Ochre.

While I was waiting for this to dry (before adding more colour to the bird) I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of white card and trimmed this to leave a small border.  The sentiment I chose is “Listen for there is always a bird singing of hope”.  I made this card to give to my Mum for Mothers Day (22nd March 2020).


I hope you found this blog and video tutorial inspiring, and look forward to more blog posts and more videos.  Please join our Facebook Tribe group to share your cards with us.


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