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.

  15. You have coloured these sweet peas so delicately in that pretty pink Claire, and the beautifully stylish font for the sentiment works perfectly with it. Congratulations on being showcased over at Less is More. x


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