11 July 2020


Hi Everyone, I have another "watercolour" card today, I used watercolour card to use the stamps. I sprayed the inked stamp and stamped, then stamped the second layer with black ink. A very simple card, but I am enjoying doing this, such fun seeing the result. The first poppy bled a bit further than I wanted, but I think it adds to the watercolour effect. (I hope so). The top of the card also looks wonky, I assure it isn't, I don't know why it looks like it. Camera levels I expect!
stamps - Altenew. a Magazine freebie SC&P issue 194
black layer stitched die - Card Making Magic

I thought I'd add here the harvest we had this week. It's the first time we have planted potatoes for at least 30 years. This year I decided to order some seed potatoes and they have been great. Here are some piccies before and after.
their planted with Runner Beans - yummy.

just dug up one plant 3lb of yummy potatoes

washed, they have no peel to speak of and it came off just moving with a finger tip. Boiled with butter and a little mint oh! so yummy, their taste was fabulous. Now all we have to do is wait for the beans and a perfect dish for me with boiled ham and parsley sauce - heaven.

I hope all your harvests come to good fruition too, whatever they are.

Thank you all for your lovely comments I don't thank you enough, for visiting and appreciating what I do. It's much appreciated, believe me.
Have a Great weekend.


Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous card and water colouring Faith. Your veg garden is fabulous and the potatoes look delicious, good enough to eat!

Have a good weekend

June x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the effect, the bleeding does add to it. Great harvest

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the watercolouring -potatoes look delicious this year is the first time for years we have planted potatoes too but John has spent more time in the garden due to not going out we also had broad beand first time for years too
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

The loose watercolour effect looks fabulous Faith x. A really beautiful card x. I have had this happen to me too, with a card not looking straight.
Those potatoes sound wonderful with the butter and mint and good on you for growing them.
What lovely words you ended your post on Faith x....

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gosh, what a gorgeous card Faith! I have that stamp too!! .... and look at those potatoes! I can taste them now. Nothing like home grown, totally different taste for sure.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Faith, the poppies are magnificent! I love that kind of "water color"ing. The effect is so unexpected and never the same. Your potato harvest is wonderful. Makes my mouth water to think of them boiled and buttered. Wish we'd gotten potatoes in this spring. Like you, I haven't grown them in years but will definitely be thinking of them for next spring. :-D

Hetty said...

Wonderful CAS card! Love those poppies.
Great harvest, they must have tasted delicious!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful CAS card thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L said...

I love those watercolored poppies - they look so pretty with the little touch of bleeding! Congrats on those potatoes, that's quite a harvest from a single potato plant and the parsley flavor sounds delicious!!

Shirley Young said...

Stunning card Faith, I love poppies and the watercolour effect looks so effective. As for your potatoes crop, they look delicious xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Faith, a fabulous watercolour image.
You can't beat fresh vegetables can you, we always grow our own, we also have fruit trees and a greenhouse.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Faith! I think you have got this technique perfected my friend. I love how the ink bleed some, it definitely lends to the watercolor look! Wow, look at those nice potatoes! I love potatoes although I don't eat them much. Ham, parsley sauce, green beans....one of my favorite meals. I don't know how you make your sauce, but ours is just butter and parsley cooked down with the potatoes. So yummy! That's what I love about fresh potatoes, the skins are so thin and not tough. Not that I don't love a good skin on a baked potato though. lol Looks like you guys have the perfect weather for enjoying and gardening! Not this hot stuff we have. Can't enjoy the outside unless you have a pool to keep cool by. Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Faith and great colouring too. Wow great runner beans and yummy looking potatoes too ;) Viv xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty poppy card, Faith and I love that loose watercolour look. I've been trying my hand at watercolour this week too but not happy with the results so far. Can I come to dinner when the beans are ready - that menu sounds yummy!
Hope you are well.
Carol x

Rosemary said...

your poppy card is just lovely, faith! love seeing the bounty of your garden, as well!

Pat K said...

Well I LOVE your watercolour card Faith. Striking with a cas design..perfect.
The potatoes look so yummy....especially good with butter and mint. Take care, xx

Greta said...

Your wc card is beautiful & so are the potatoes! My sweet neighbors have been giving me zucchini. Lots of people have gardens around here, but it's not something I do. Sure enjoy when they share, though!