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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