Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest….ME!!


Woohoo – happy Sunday everyone! I am so so so so so excited (yes that’s a lot of excited!) to be joining the fabulous Kylie Bertucci’s team, the Crazy Crafters, blog hop today! Amazingly all her lovely team are CASEing me! Wow! I can barely believe it! I am feeling extremely honoured to have been asked. Thank You Kylie! So why don’t you hop along with us on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Kylie’s team are from all over Australia and they have each picked a card from my blog that inspired them and have made a project based on that card. For my own card, I decided to CASE my watercolour bird cards.

Pop of Paradise from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #helloannualcatalogue20162017

Picture Perfect from Stampin' Up! Watercolour Hummingbird Tracy May

I loved making these cards and I knew as soon as I saw the Best Birds stamp set, in the annual catalogue that I would be trying out similar watercolour techniques.  I stuck to the same colour scheme of Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise for today’s card, but I also added some Daffodil Delight too!

Abstract Watercolour Bird Card using Best Birds fby Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I started by colouring the sparrow stamp with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Markers. I spritzed the stamp with water before I stamped onto damp watercolour paper. I let the colours bleed out and then dry before I inked up the bird again, this time adding some black from my old Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker which still has the pigment ink in it! I’ve never had to re-ink it so I haven’t filled it with the new Archival Basic Black ink yet.

I stamped the branch in Tempting Turquoise ink. Again, I spritzed the stamp with water before I stamped. I covered up the sparrow once it and the branch were dry and then splattered some more Tempting Turquoise ink all over the card. Once it was dry I mounted it on Basic Black card stock and finished the card with a sliver of Silver Glimmer paper down the side and a sentiment banner. Confession time! I had to use a banner as I smudged the sentiment I stamped directly onto the watercolour paper! I was too impatient and didn’t leave it to dry duh! Oh well good save I say! Lol! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by! And a big thank you to Kylie and all her Crazy Crafters for allowing me to join them this week! It’s been great fun! Enjoy hopping!

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  1. What a great technique and a fabulously lovely result Tracy! I love it. Thanks for hopping with us. We are so excited that you agreed to join in the hop! xoxo

  2. Rosalie Desmond says:

    Wow! I love this card so much. The touch of silver down the side, gives it that little something special. Thank you so much for joining us on the hop today.

  3. Love your cards, Tracy! Thank you for joining us on the hop! Xx

  4. Love your cards Tracy – beautiful watercolour effects – gives them an ephemeral quality. Thank you so much for hopping with us and such an honor to case your gorgeous cards. 🙂

  5. Thank you for joining us this month-great cards and techniques. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. I love the hummingbird it’s lovely. Angexx

  7. Thank you for saying yes and being part of the hop today Tracy! It has been wonderful casing you and getting inspiration from your wonderful work. Love what you have created today – I love my watercolour Flamingo card that you sent me. Very special.

  8. Love this card and all your cards Tracey, I’m such a big fan. I must get me a bird stamp and CASE your work too;) Congrats on being the special guest on the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop, very well deserved if you ask me. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  9. Your watercolour designs are just wonderful and this is no exception. Thanks for inspiring us this blog hop and playing along with us.

  10. Thanks for joining us on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Tracy … it was great to be able to case your ideas 🙂

  11. Hello Tracy, first of all I would like to say thank you so much for taking the time out to Blog with us all Crazy Crafters in Australia. My blog unfortunately got a hiccup and missed the boat hahaha. Anyway, I did CASE a card of yours, that inspired me and there are a few more that I would like to do so in the near future, especially a few of your 3D creations. I have not attempted Watercolour before as yours are truly lovely, I may just have to dabble soon.
    All the Best Christine Anne Matias

    • Ah sorry you had issues and couldn’t join us Christine. Hope you are all back up and running again. So happy to have been able to inspire you 🙂 x

  12. Thank you for all your kind words Tracy. What a great blog hop! Thank you for such awesome cards to CASE – I look forward to hopping with you again xx Carolina

  13. All these cards are just incredible!! So artistic, so appealing! Thank you so much for joining us and for your fabulous inspiration!

  14. Thank you for joining Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and giving us a great opportunity to CASE your fantastic projects. It was really hard decision to pick one to CASE. You water coloring with markers is a great inspiration.

  15. Love your work Tracy, thank you for hopping with us! 🙂

  16. Kirsten Aitchison says:

    Fantastic card Tracy! I love your watercolour cards. I must give this technique another try as my previous attempts have been disastrous. Thanks so much for hopping with us 🙂

  17. Beautiful! I really love these watercolour effects, soo creative! Thank you for letting us CASE you today!

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