Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Joy of Sets Blog Hop Group - Something New!

Hello and welcome to another Joy of Sets Blog Hop!  My name is Susan aka Craftyduckydoodah! - I live in beautiful Godmanchester near Cambridge, UK.   If you are starting here or joining me from Karen, welcome -  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop around with us.


I have been using a gorgeous new stamp set and die bundle called Good Morning Magnolia all this week for my Coffee & Cards sessions - it is proving very popular.  I just can't seem to stop using it - the magnolia flowers are perfect for a spot of colouring using many different mediums and, in many different colours.  

Here are the colours I used for my project.


The magnolia has been stamped onto water colour paper using Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I used an Aqua Painter and the colours above to colour the image - Seaside Spray is my absolute new favourite colour!

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Good Morning Magnolia, JOS Blog Hop Group, watercolour techniques, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I do have a rather hap hazard approach to water colouring - I just sort of smoosh the ink around and I don't mind if some areas are not coloured at all.

However, this occasionally results in my going outside of the lines.

Top Tip
If you go outside the lines - don't panic! 

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Good Morning Magnolia, JOS Blog Hop Group, watercolour techniques, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Use a clean Aqua Painter to gently flood the area with water and then dab with a tissue until the colour has been removed.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Good Morning Magnolia, JOS Blog Hop Group, watercolour techniques, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I used the edge die to cut a scalloped border on pieces of whisper white and seaside spray card.  I stamped some splodges with a stamp from Beauty Abounds using Seaside Spray ink.

The two panels were then adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Good Morning Magnolia, JOS Blog Hop Group, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, watercolour techniques

I used the Well Written dies and whisper white card to cut 'happy'out three times.  These were then layered up using Tombow.

I used my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies and the word 'birthday' from a stamp set called Well Said. 

Here is the completed card and envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Good Morning Magnolia, JOS Blog Hop Group, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, watercolour techniques

Next up is Rebecca-Jo.  A list of all hop participants can be found below.  Hop Thanks for hopping around with us - don't forget to leave comments!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx

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18 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card Susan with a really rich feel to those gorgeous blues - thanks for being part of the blog hop again x

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  2. Just wow! What a gorgeous big flower this is and how beautifully made too. I love this, so much work has gone into it and I'm so grateful that you took the time to join in the hop, I know you've had a busy old week. Thank you <3

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    1. Thanks Andrea - love this image, so man ideas, so little time!xx

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  3. Your 'hap hazzard' approach works beautifully and I love the tip for removing the over spill of ink. Such a beautiful card with so many lovely elements. x

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  4. Gorgeous watercoloring! Thanks for the tip - I sometimes go outside the lines and get mad at myself. Now I'll try your suggestion. An all-around beautiful card. Great work!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - sometimes it is difficult to stay in the lines. Sometimes I go outside the lines on purpose lol! x

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  5. Gorgeous! I havent had a chance to use this set yet. Thank you for the tip on the water colouring, I shall keep it in mind. Karen x

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    1. Thanks Karen - hope you find time to use this gorgeous set soon, maybe a home decor piece for your new home? xx

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  6. Lovely card, this image is so big, next set for me to buy!

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    1. Thanks Linda - it is such a veratile set, you won't regret buying it! xx

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  7. Gorgeous watercolor magnolia card, Susan! Though I love the traditional white magnolia, I love the artistic interpretation you’ve put into the color selection... makes me wonder if you were inspired by the new catty colors. xx

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    1. Thanks Angie, I'm loving ALL the new In Colours this year. xx

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  8. This is a very gorgeous card Susan, TFS.

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