Sunday, 22 January 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Valerie Moody

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Valerie Moody. It is such a pleasure to be hopping with Valerie, she has lived my dream - being selected to be on the Stampin Up! Artisan team! and now I have the opportunity to CASE - Copy and Selectively Edit one of her creations - Yay!

I love how "clean" Valeries designs are, I must admit I struggle with a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, I never know when to stop, and before I know it my card is no longer CAS! I selected the following card to  CASE from Valerie's amazing work:

I love how Valerie has stamped the background of this card to give a water coloured effect - I great way to get the effect if watercolouring isn't your "thing". I also like layered effect of the clouds and the balloon. Here is my take on the design:

I used the work of Art stamp set to create my background, stamping off once with Soft Sky before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock. I really like this stamping technique especially as it leaves the card stock flat for a single layered card like this. I tend to get a little heavy handed with applying water when doing a wash for a background and end up with my cardstock bending, no probs when you are layering your card.

I used the Watercolour Pencils to colour my Moon Baby, and applied Wink of Stella for a gorgeous shimmer - the photo below shows it better, and it looks even better in real life!

I added a touch of Soft Sky to the clouds using an Aqua painter, the mount the  Moon Baby and clouds with dimensionals - I was tempted to add some more stars, but then I remembered to stop, lol! Thank your for all your inspiration Valerie, and for joining us today. I had lots of fun visiting your blog and viewing your creations.

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Lift Me Up, Work of Art, Moon Baby

Card: Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Watercolour Pencils

Additional Items: Wink of Stella, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals

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  1. GORGEOUS CARD SUE!! fantastic take on Va'ls card x

  2. Great idea Sue....absolutely gorgeous

  3. Very sweet card Sue .. such a cute baby set :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Loving your CASE Sue. Aren't those watercolour pencils amazing? I love your colouring. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I do like the pencils, can't wait til the next time I use them :)

  5. LOVE how you've watercoloured your card!! It looks amazing xx

  6. Adorable card Sue. Great use of the sets, Love the softness of the watercolouring. :)

  7. Just gorgeous Sue! And I know what you mean about not being able to stop at CAS! xo

  8. Adorable card Sue. Love how you've used the work of art set for the subtle sky background.


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