Post-essay Crafting and First Time Watercolouring

Last week I managed to polish off an important assignment and with a little free time as well as Mother’s Day coming up, I decided it was finally time to get out the stamps and dies and make a card.

I used the Make the Day Special challenge for inspiration. This month is a colour challenge and I chose to use the gorgeous palette on the far left.

I’ve also finally invested in some watercolour pencils and decided to pluck up the courage to use them for the first time! This is the card I came up with:

Watercolour Fox

I know my colouring skills have a looooong way to go but what I was imagining was a lot worse than the actual result so I’m pretty pleased. When I stamped the fox I clearly wasn’t paying attention and some of the edges came out but I quite liked it so added in some colour over the top. I’m learning to embrace imperfection! Unfortunately, the star photographed quite dark but in reality is more of a lilac colour. The stamp is from Papermania that I picked up a while ago from a bargain bin (can you tell I’m a student?!) and the frame is from Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Label Love which has fast become one of my most used stamp sets.

Sophie x