Newborn baby card

I’m on holiday in Madrid at the moment & I spent the last week showing my cousin & her family around town, eating & drinking till late into the night (early in the morning actually…) and attending my first art classes! After 6 months of being self taught, I took the opportunity of being in a country where I can speak the language well enough to understand the subtleties, to sign up to a few classes. I also found some time in-between to make a few baby cards for a friend, so my holiday has really started well!

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The first card is for the birth of a baby girl and I started by printing the letters of her name from The Floral Monogram workbook on Clairefontaine 250gm multi-technique paper. I then stamped with Mustard seed distress ink and masked and stamped and masked the flowers from Simon Says Stamp’s “Spring Flowers”. Once that was done, I coloured it with Winsor & Newton watercolours, in a rose garden in the centre of Madrid in-between two art classes…

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The water-coloured panel was then cut with my craft scissors & adhered onto a large card base I created from coloured card stock. This card measures around 25cm x 15cm! I made another card like this but for a boy so come back to my blog tomorrow if you want to see it!

Oh here’s the painting I did during my first formal painting class last week. My teacher told me to paint a picture and just go with the flow…which was really frustrating for me as I need precise instructions as to where to paint and what. “Go with your feelings” in painting is scary for me… which made this exercise particularly good for me I guess! At least I learnt how to paint white flowers.

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by & I really appreciate your thoughts on my creations. Have a great day!

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I’m sharing this with:

SSS Wednesday-Challenge-Winner-01-300x300Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday June – The great outdoors

HLS watercolourHappy Little Stampers watercolours challenge – Anything Goes optional Birthday theme

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper Take it Make it challenge – Anything Goes

card concept.png The Card Concept – I was inspired by the flowers and lettering in this beautiful image!