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Watercolouring in cohesive colours - Altenew Watercolour colouring book & Brushes!

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Watercolouring in cohesive colours - Altenew Watercolour colouring book & Brushes!

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team.  Today I was able to create a lovely big card (5x7") using one of the stunning florals in the Altenew Watercolour colouring book. This watercolour colouring book has so many beautiful florals to colour, whether you turn them in to a card or just use them to practice. I took the Polychromatic cardmaking class at the Altenew academy and it inspired this card today.  Written and photos Watercolouring in cohesive colours: Start off by laying a flat colour wash of a pale pink/red onto a petal on...

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Easy water-colouring with die-cuts - Catherine Pooler Peony In Bloom Cover Plate die

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Easy water-colouring with die-cuts - Catherine Pooler Peony In Bloom Cover Plate die

  Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. For these cards you don't need to be an expert at watercolouring to make them. Having said that, you don't need to have done any watercolouring before to create these 2-for-1 card. This easy watercolouring with die-cuts packs such punch but is so simple to make you'll be using this technique over and over again. I've used the beautiful Peony In Bloom cover plate die from Catherine Pooler, but you can create with any cover plate die you have! Written and photos Easy water-colouring with die-cuts: ...

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Watercoloured Poppy with textured background

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Watercoloured Poppy with textured background

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. With a bit more time on your hands, now might be the time to get our your watercolour paints and practice. That's what I decided to do with the Altenew Paint-a-flower Poppy stamp set, and I loved how well it came out that I used it in today's card. I paired the soft colouring with a bold colour on the background and added some soft texture to elevate the image.  Written and photos Watercoloured Poppy with textured background:  To start off, stamp the Altenew Paint-a-flower Poppy onto...

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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Today’s post is all about creating two sets of birthday cards using the same techniques, but one tailored more as masculine and the other more feminine. What’s more, I’ve also created a box for each set so these could easily be given as a gift set for someone to use so make sure you check those out at the end. Video tutorial Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:      Written and photos Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:  To start off with, we're going to...

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Quick watercoloured CAS Card

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Quick watercoloured CAS Card

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. There are some cards where quick colouring works better than detailed colouring, and this card is one of them. Although this stamp has a lot of detail and is delicate, you could spend quite a while no-line watercolouring it. However, as it is a small stamp, quick colouring is better if you're not a great colourist. This stamp also works well on a CAS card, and I'm showing you how this is done in today's post.  Written and photos Quick watercoloured CAS Card:  To start off, add...

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