Woodland TIEF by Stampin’ Up!

Woodland TIEF by Stampin’ Up! #GDP067

As promised earlier in the week, I am back with my second entry for the Global Design Project’s Tree themed challenge! This time I’m using the Woodland TIEF by Stampin’ Up!, which is extremely popular with my customers!

I’ve used this embossing folder for a few cards that I’ve posted on my blog and this time I wanted to try out something a bit different. I’ve seen lots of awesome watercolour birch pictures on Pinterest that have been painted free hand. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the skill to do that, so I cheated to make today’s card. And I love how it’s turned out!

Woodland TIEF by Stampin' Up! using watercolour pencils Tracy May #GDP067

I embossed a piece of watercolour paper, using the Woodland TIEF by Stampin’ Up! Then I painted in between the trees with masking fluid and allowed it to dry. Once the masking fluid was dry, I painted the trees with the new watercolour pencils that are available from January 4th in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue (email me if you are in the UK and don’t already have one!).

I removed the dried masking fluid and flicked some paint from the end of the watercolour pencils using a wet paint brush. You can also use an aqua painter for this. So what do you think? I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by, I’m hoping to get some more time in my craft room over the weekend. I’ll share what I come up with over the next few weeks so please do pop back again to check. Or sign up to follow me by email if you like!

And don’t forget if you want to buy anything from the retiring Autumn/Winter catalogue you only have until January 3rd! So don’t miss out – click on the table below. Don’t forget to use the monthly gift code if your order is under £150! You will receive a free gift from me in January if you do!

Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter 2016 Catalogue retires soon

Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter 2016 Catalogue retires soon

Time is flying really quickly! The Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter 2016 Catalogue will retire in a few days time! I’ve barely used those lovely stamp sets and dies that I was so eager to get my hands on when I first saw the catalogue back in August. Unfortunately my crafting has had to take a back seat over the last few months due to other commitments. But, I managed to spend some time in my craft room in between cooking and spending time with the boys over the course of the Christmas break.

I wanted to use my Halloween Scenes Edgelits again before they retire and also I have been dying to play along with the Global Design Project challenge again. As luck would have it their theme is Trees! Yay! Perfect for the card I have created.  Waving hello to all the design team. I still visit the blog for inspiration even though I haven’t had the chance to play along lately!

Halloween Scenes Edgelits by Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2016

I die cut the tree and the picket fence from watercolour paper using the retiring Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  Then I created a little water colour scene using the fabulous new watercolour pencils, that will be available from January 4th in the new Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue.

My card was inspired by this card on Pinterest that I saw ages ago and have been wanting to CASE ever since.

The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts – I didn’t realise I had some air bubbles on the letters f and h which is what caused the splodging! I don’t think it looks too bad though does it? Not enough to waste the card over anyway! Handmade imperfections etc etc!

Well that’s it from me. I have another card I will post on the GDP challenge before the deadline on 2nd January! Don’t forget if you want the Halloween Scenes Edgelits or any of the other retiring products from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter 2016 catalogue you have until January 3rd!

Thanks for stopping by!