An Ombre Hello Card

Hi there!  Today I have a very simple card to share with you based on this sketch from Seven Hills Crafts Monthly Challenge Blog:

And here is my take-on:


I’m in loving with watercolouring recently, and especially Gansai Tambi paint – so creamy and easy to work with.  So I started off with 2 pieces of watercolour paper cut down to a standard C6 size, and a 3/4 flat brush from Ranger, some clean water and 2 shades of blue/teal paint colours.  I gave both pieces of paper a generous coat of clean water using the flat brush, and used wet on wet technique brought in the colours. The piece on the right I wanted to use it as a background, so I went really light-handed, and for the piece on the left, I wanted to die cut shapes from that, so I used more paint and made it darker.


I left them over night, and in the morning when they are completely dried, they looked like this:


I ran the lighter one with We R Memory Keepers’ Next Level Embossing Folder through my big shot, and oh my, don’t you just LOVE the dimensions!


For the darker piece, I stamped Neat and Tangled Faceted stamp with clear embossing ink and white embossing powder, then heat set it.  I also die cut lots of hearts from this piece using MFT Die-namics pierced heart stax.


I also die cut a Hello die from MFT Die-namics (dis-continued) on a piece of black foam and black card as the sentiment.

The rest was pretty easy and quick. I adhered everything with either foam tape or liquid glue, I also added a few sparkly clear sequins from PPP to finish off the card.


I hope you like the card.  Most of the supplies that I used for this card are linked to Seven Hills Crafts store in case you are interested.

Have a wonderful Easter.



Yiming x


Watercoloured flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good day!

I shared this photo (below) over on my instagram page, I thought I would share it here on my blog and also working progress-how it came together. 

So here is the finally piece. I spent quite a long time working on it and also waiting for it to dry.

 I started off by stamping the large floral image from Wplus9 Kind Soul set on a piece of watercolour paper using Distress Ink in Old Paper, I chose this colour because it’s very light, perfect for no-line colouring. 

I used Gansai Tambi watercolour paint as my media and a no.2 round brush. I wanted to create different depths and shades, so I used hardly any paint (mainly red) as my base colour. And I coloured different sections each time, to allow the previous petel to dry properly.

Watercolour always drys 2 or 3 shades lighter, so I went back and forth a few times to add depths. I also brought in dark brown and purple to add shading. I’m not an expert on watercolour, but I watched Dawn’s YouTube tutorial on this particular stamp and it’s really helpful! 

Anyways,  I could have added more colours, but I know myself-hard to stop, and always overdo something. So I decided to leave it as is.

I like the result, obviously I need more practice to get better at it. This is a new technique for me, and I enjoyed the process.

If you haven’t tried watercolouring or no-line colouring before, I encourage you to do so as it’s so fun. 

 Thanks for dropping by, hopefully I will see you soon with another project!