Friday, 19 May 2017

Fabulous Foil | Artistic Confidence | Giveaway

Hello there, well I don't often have time to play and experiment as much as I would dearly like too, but last weekend there was some play time to spare and decided to experiment with my Loew Cornell Watercolor Cakes that I'd purchased earlier on this year (can you believe it's took all this time - life does seem to throw things at us and spare time does go out of the window.) 

Cut a stitched panel from watercolour card on my Silhouette Cameo. Chosen three pink colours from the Loew Cornell Watercolor set ( it had to be pink, you know me by now!!) spritz the watercolours with water from plastic spray bottle to get them moisten and then dampen the watercolour card first with a coat of water with wide brush and then brushed over with the paint, starting with the darkest pink and going down to the lightest. Spritz a little water over the panel and mopped away the excess water with a piece of kitchen roll. Mixed a little white paint with narrow brush from the same set and with my finger, I tapped the brush to creative splashes of paint.  

Spritz a little shimmer spray on tile and used a brush to create a sweep effect across the top half of the panel. Stamped hello friend from the W&W the big, the bold and the happy set using versa fine watercolour ink and my DIY stamp tool.  Pour over WOW bonding powder and heat set with heat tool to create a sticky bond then took a piece of gold foil and rubbed firmly over the sentiment, to create the foiled sentiment. (This technique comes out a little more rustic, but still looks very good and effective. These foils i've used were originally purchased last year and I forgot all about them...unbelievable I know, but I imagine this happens to us all!)  

Applied double sided foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered to black A2 US card blank that I made from sheet of black card and the big score board. To finish added a few gold sequins and adhered them with micro glue dots.

I have always loved being creative ever since I could remember, but when I attended secondary school, my artistic confidence took to a nose dive and at a all time low as a Art teacher actually commented that he thought I had no talent in Art, which I have to admit as stay with me even to this day and does effect my confidence when card making and  many of my cards have ended up in the bin, thinking they were no good. ( I realise this is naughty, but I when that doubt cloud comes over, it's hard to push it away)  


To say Thank You for your continued support, I'm giving this card away!! All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will randomly pick a winner. You will have until the 3rd June 2017 9.00am British Meantime. I will announce the winner soon after this time. Good Luck!!   

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This is summary of the project below showing you all the views of the card, I'd love you to pin this over at Pinterest if you like it.   

I know many of you have gone through a similar situation at school, has I've spoken about this on social media on how teachers shouldn't give negative comments in away that it strips a person of they confidence and often like me it goes on into their adulthood lives too. I would love to hear your comments on the this topic? Please do share your thoughts and comments? 


  1. Remember Missy, they say, "those who can . . . do, those who can't . . . teach" ;) It's awful when those in a position to mould young minds rather destroy them instead! Don't doubt your own ability, your creations are lovely and art is subjective anyway! LOVE this design, with the bold, black, the brave pink and the classy gold!! Beautiful my friend!

    1. Yes that's true and such a perfect quote! Thank you, I will think about that quote you mention more often. Thank you for your kindness too. Hugs x

  2. This is so pretty and love your foiling.
    Sending lots of hugs xxx

    1. Aw you are so kind Tracy, thank you for your lovely comments. Hugs x

  3. Beautiful pinks! A lovely project, and I lone how you've added the foil. Seems much more affordable than a Minc machine. I hear you with the negative comments. I always try to encourage the girls to try things and if they enjoy them, that's the most important thing. Eventually you work out yourself what you are and are not good at. You are good at art. Xx

    1. Aw you are so right, so wish my art teacher would of said the same instead of being negative. True it's a lot more affordable than the minc machine. That's what is good about it, foiling without the added expensive. Hugs x


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