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Saturday 24 January 2015

Trying something new.....

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well! It's a bright. beautiful morning
here on the Yorkshire Coast........but oh, so cold......think I'll be staying
close to my toasty warm craft room! 
Recently I watched a very talented lady (RachO113)  on Youtube and oh
my gosh, she is fantastic and so much so that I treated myself
to a small set of CARAN d'ACHE water soluble wax pastels and wow, I
love them lol! This was my very 1st attempt, not perfect by a long shot but I
 just wanted to kind of get a feel for them, see if I thought I might like
them or if I'd be giving them to Miss Rebecca.........but do you know what?
I'm soooo keeping them lol! All I did was to draw a strip of colour then
go over it with a damp paintbrush and blend as much or as little as you want!
I added a couple of die cuts & a stamped sentiment and that's it done.
Rightio, off to get the uniforms washed & the tea in the slow cooker
then the rest of the day is my own! Thanks for popping by & whatever
you're up to have a lovely weekend!
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes + something new at One Stitch at a Time
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
anything goes at Dream Valley
anything goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
colour inspiration at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards


  1. ooh might try these,they seem similar to Gelato's but much cheaper.Love your

  2. Jo this is gorgeous. I have Gelato's too like Doreen and love them but these look fab...sorry been MIA life has taken over since Christmas but should be ok from now{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  3. Gorgeous Jo. Love it. Hazel x

  4. This looks fabulous Jo, love your background. Carol x

  5. Brilliant card, I love that beautiful background.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  6. This is fabulous Jo, such a beautiful background.

  7. they look fabulous Jo - great make xx

  8. This looks like a fun technique Jo. The colours are very pretty, I can see you making lots of these silhouette type cards with them. I've seen Rach0113 videos and they are very interesting and inspiring, she makes some fabulous things.
    Hope you enjoy your crafty day.

  9. This is fabulous Jo. Love the effect of the wax pastels and the stamp is gorgeous.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. This is gorgeous Jo, the background you have created is wonderful, the colours are beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. What a pretty card Jo, love that background, such a good idea! xx

  12. Always good to try something new Jo this is amazing!!

  13. Great background colors for this silhouette. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  14. Hi Jo and wow this is fabulous. Love those colours and remember there is no perfect to anything!!! Just go with your instincts and what you like! I have to admit a fabulous choice of pencils and I do like using them in my journals. have a good weekend
    x catherine

  15. This is just stunning hun...not heard of those pastels to research lol!!

    With the girlies only having 10 month between them, they kinda liked the same things at the same one Christmas we decided to get them a kitchen thingy with a microwave etc with it...we managed to get a pooh bear tea service as well. Best thing we ever got them, hours & hours & hours & hours they would play with it....only downside was drinking really watered down orange juice instead of a cuppa lol!
    Have a great Sunday
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. Oh Wow! glad you are keeping the pastels Jo… this is gorgeous! a simple design but the black flowers look so dramatic and pretty against the wonderful background! :-)
    Hope you've had a great weekend!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  17. What super results.Really pretty card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  18. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  19. A fantastic first attempt Jo - the colours look amazing! Great work - Michelle x

  20. Looks like a great technique, will have to check it out. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

  21. Beautiful card. I love the colors. There is a delicate and subtle.

  22. Gorgeous Jo. Love tge background against which the silhouette wild flowers pops winderfully.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  23. You've done a beautiful job with your watercolours! The black diecut looks fabulous against that lush background.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Dream Valley

  24. Lovely piece. The beautiful background is colourful and looks textured. I do love silhouettes with a lovely coloured backing.

    <3 and Hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  25. love the beautiful background you created thx for joining the "Color Inspiration " challenge at Chocolate , Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

  26. Absolutely gorgeous Jo you've done a fab job.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  27. I am loving your recent makes. hanks for stopping by my Blog with such a lovely comment over the weekend. Judy x


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