Monday, 30 May 2016

Mix It Up Monday: Love You Lots with fun watercolour background

It’s Mix It Up Monday and a bank holiday no less – hope you have a relaxing day off!

In case you missed last Monday’s post, I’ve just started working my way through a new set of In Color charts, featuring 50 colour combinations using the 2015-17 In Colors. 

And what a winning combination this one is! I have surprised myself by doing a complete U-turn about Sweet Sugarplum. What do you mean “that’s not a surprise”? I never do U-turns about craft supplies. I thought it was a sickly colour but I’m happy to report that it’s quite “dirty” and not that sweet after all. It goes perfectly with Rich Razzleberry and the addition of Old Olive and Crumb Cake are just genius, if I do say so myself. 

I’m quite chuffed with the card, too. I love this new stamp set - Love You Lots. It’s a hostess set in the upcoming catalogue, which means you can only get it if you host a qualifying party or place an order of £150 or more. The animals are so cute and, as I’ve shown here, you don’t always have to colour them in the traditional way. 

Here I’ve painted swathes of colour across some watercolour paper. I used the ink pad lids of Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry. When it was dry (I sped things up with the heat tool), I sprinkled some clean water over the top, left it for a few seconds then dabbed it with a tissue. I stamped the image on top - and love how it gives the impression that the elephant is blowing bubbles. 

I continued the “bubbles” theme by adding some clear and white sequins, and by embossing the Old Olive cardstock with Softly Falling. There’s a thank you sentiment with this set but I liked “A little thanks” as a nod towards the tiny mouse. Overthinking, me? Never!


  1. Lovely card! Watercolouring makes the perfect background and the colour combo is pretty.

  2. Sweet card! Inspiring colour combo - I will try it on a Christmas card. Thank you

    1. ooh yes it would be lovely for Christmas cards!


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