Spring Daisy



Hi there. I have been playing with new techniques today. I finally – finally – got around to watching some of the Altenew Academy classes I bought over the past, well, months, if not years.

These two cards were an attempt from inspiration from Laura Bassen and the ‘Clean, Simple, and Colorful techniques‘. That lovely woman certainly knows how to inspire – and don’t you just love her chat? I am laughing, and giggling, and learning – all in one go. Her attempt at the New York accent? Had me in stitches – though it is probably much, much better than I could do. Love it.

I decided to try the water-colour resist technique. I think that’s what it’s called….

I took the three colours from the current challenge at Color Throwdown and set to creating. I first stamped and heat embossed with clear the Altenew ‘Pattern Play – Hexagon‘ onto water-colour card. I then took Catherine Pooler’s ‘Aquatini‘, smooshed it onto my brand new Tim Holtz Glass Mat ink area (Yippee! and Yay!), wet down the water-colour card and used a water brush to dot and spread and generally mess around colouring the panel.

I added some extra depth of colour in some places, andΒ  I really liked how the ink worked in this way.

Whilst that was drying, I stamped the flowers using Altenew inks, not realising there are only two layers – the outline and one shading. I decided to go over the stamped and shaded flowers with another yellow from my Zigs, and it still kept some of the detail in the flowers, I did the same with the leaves.

I used 3D glue gel to stick them onto the card base, stamped and adhered the sentiment, added some clear dew drop thingies, and there we are.

I am sure tomorrow will be spent looking st some more of the classes I haven’t got around to, if this is where they lead me.

I will be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownyellow, aqua, green, white

Water Cooler Challenges Occasion

Aud Sentiments challengebirthday

Addicted to Stampsmake your mark

Time Out ChallengeSpring (option of one layer – not used)


16 thoughts on “Spring Daisy

  1. I’m glad you’re having fun learning new techniques, Linda. Your watercolor resist looks fantastic behind the lovely yellow flowers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.


  2. I love it when you get to enjoy a training video and not only get to laugh but you get the benefit of learning something usually new and exciting. Your resist technique has created such a beautiful backgroun. I really like the ebb and flow of colours on the Pattern Play – Hexagon. Beautiful. The background was nice enough but then you added such a pretty array of flowers. Thanks for joining us at the All About Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week and sharing your wonderful card Linda.


    • Thank you so much for your comment Penny. I enjoyed the class, and I also enjoyed playing with the technique – I am sure I will be trying more techniques from more classes. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  3. I’m captivated by your cards that feature your new techniques! Your flowers and stencil combination: gorgeous! You’ve made your mark in a most impressive fashion; thrilled to see your creativity in the ATSM gallery!


  4. Wow, Linda, what stunning cards! I love the detailed descriptions of the techniques you’ve used to create them. The background really compliments those beautiful yellow flowers and their leaves. I love the shine of the embossed patterns, showing through that colour wash. Great work. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


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