Monday, March 7, 2016

Watercolour Wings for Freshly Made Sketches

I watched a video tutorial yesterday done by Brian King, using a technique he calls the Smashing Technique. He claims that this technique is all over the internet, but my search only turned up his tutorial, so I'm thinking that he may have come up with it himself. It's not really that much different than collage stamping because you use repeated stamped images layered over each other to create a custom background. Anyway, it was fun trying it out and I wanted to show you the result of my experiments.

This card features both the Watercolour Wings stamp set from the Annual Catalogue and Timeless Textures stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week:

I know I didn't have to use a butterfly for the shape from the sketch, but looking at it reminded me that I had not used the beautiful Watercolour Wings set for a long time and it was long overdue!

I was rushing to finish this last night because I was planning to watch the last episode of Downton Abbey! I can't believe it's over now! What will I do with my Sunday nights? Any other fans of Downton out there? How did you feel about the ending?

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  1. Hi Heather! Your card is gorgeous. Would love to see you join us on the Cards in Envy blog ( for our butterfly challenge! Have a great day!

  2. This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous mix of colours and image. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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