Saturday, 27 December 2014

I Will Never Leave You

My family bought me a few crafty goodies for Christmas, including 
several Phyllis Harris stamps by Unity - this one is called I Will Never
 Leave You and it's based on Hebrews 13:6.  We just celebrated 
Christmas and the whole miracle of Emmanuel, "God with us" - this 
is another aspect of that truth, not only is Jesus with us, 
but He will never, ever leave or forsake us! 
This stamp is currently on sale for $10, down from $24, which is great value.
I stamped the scene with Stayzon Black ink and cut it down to 
fit the front of my card as it's actually much bigger than this. 
 It's watercoloured with Winsor & Newton paints.
Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas, and are enjoying these 
last few days of 2014 - thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Watercolor Encouragement Set

Hello!  Today I'm taking a break from Christmas cards and  
 sharing a set of cards made with some very old favourites from 
Stampin Up - Summer by the Sea and Seaside Sketches.  Any image works 
well for this though I think sketchy ones like these are especially great.
And it's so quick because there's no colouring -
I don't know about you, but it takes me a while to blend those copics!
The Bible verse sentiments are from Our Daily Bread Designs
and I use them all the time for cards of encouragement.  

  The background on each card was created by pressing Ranger 
Distress ink pads on to an Acrylic block and then spraying it 
with water before pressing on to watercolor paper.
After it's thoroughly dried I stamped the images and the 
sentiments, then added matching sequins.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope it's a good one for you!