Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hugs on Your Birthday

Its so nice to be back painting pretty watercolours instead of walls and ceilings!

Next week is my Moms birthday and since I can remember she's grown sweet peas from seed every year, of course I always get a little posy which smells absolutely amazing.

I bought Altenew's Sweetest Peas stamp set awhile ago but I find them very stylised and I wanted a more natural and delicate looking flower so I decided on a no line watercolouring.

I stamped the image in very pale pink and green then used my Kuretake pens to colour them in.  

I couldn't resist adding a touch of Wink to the center of the flowers, the sentiment is from Avery Elle. 

Challenge Links...

Less is More - One Layer Florals
HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes optional Butterflies
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
CAS on Friday - Flowers
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. What a be beautiful card. I can almost smell those lovely sweet peas. Barbxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Claire, I love the delicate sweet peas. xx

  3. A beautiful card! Love those pretty flowers with your soft watecolouring! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  4. Hi Claire, a beautiful card for your Mum's birthday, love the of colours of your sweet peas, we used to grow them along the front fence, the smell is amazing... have a wonderful week... Megan

  5. What a pretty and delicate look and nice to give a card that has personal significance.

  6. Beautiful and such delicate (and fabulous) colouring


  7. That is such a lovely stamp, and I love how you colored it in pink! Love the WOS touches too! Bet your Mum will love this one with it's special meaning :)

  8. Hi Claire,
    what a excellent card and your stamped Sweetpeas look so stunning and are coloured perfectly too.
    I can almost smell them now.
    Happy Birthday to your Mum.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Beautiful, so love this stamp and wish I had bought it on my last shop. Your card is soooo eye catching, I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  10. What a beauty this is Claire. I love how the senti ent joins the stem, what a lovely touch xx

  11. Wow what a swoon worthy card here Claire ! just love your gorgeous sweet peas and how delicately you coloured them.I love the smell of real sweet peas too! I also have these stamps and adore them. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge'and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  12. Gorgeous pinks!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  13. WOW ! A stunning CAS one layer card, Claire ! Your no line watercoloring is just breath taking. These sweet peas are so delicate and gorgeous. Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  14. Such a delicate flower and beautiful coloured. Really gorgeous.


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