Sunday 7 June 2020

Watercolour Roses

I've been playing around with my watercolours learning a new technique for loose floral roses. Here are a couple of my first attempts, one with paint pans and the other with brush markers.

Abstract Leave

Another lazy weekend spent inside. This is the result of wet on wet colours and a new mandala template.

Friday 5 June 2020

Breezy & Beautiful

Day 5 of Krista's colouring challenge has the theme of 'Favourite Krista Image'. I've dug out one of my old rubber stamps from the 'Saturated Canary' days called Breeze. I love her sassy pout and lovely flowing hair!

Krista Smith art Saturated Canary Breeze

Thursday 4 June 2020

Especially for You

I've had this super cute llama image called Penelope and Percy which I've never coloured up, so this was the perfect image to for the 'Together' theme for Day 4. I used an old pair of earrings as a bonus embellishment too, to give it that extra bit of glam.

krista smith art saturated canary penelope and percy

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Especially for You

Another entry for Krista's colouring challenge. This time I'm using Bubbles Mermaid for the 'Under the Sea' theme. Again coloured in Copics.

Krista Smith Saturated Canary Bubbles Mermaid

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Thinking of You

Playing along with Krista's colouring challenge. This is my entry for 'Thinking of You' using Grow, coloured in Copics.

Krista Smith Saturated Canary Grow

Friday 22 May 2020

River Love

This is another card request. The intended recipient lives on a houseboat with her dog. This is the closest digi stamp I could come with. I used an old Kit and Clowder monthly class as inspiration for the background (September 2016).

Krista Smith Stamps Big Doggie Luv

Card ingredients include:

Coloured in Copics

Thursday 21 May 2020

Lovely Fairy

I'm really enjoying to see how I can use my watercolour brush markers to their full extent. This is my first effort at colouring a digi stamp up. Not as much definition as with markers or with pencils, but can definitely see progress.

Krista Smith Art Lovely Fairy

Card ingredients include:

Coloured in Zig watercolour brush markers

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Happy Mail!

I've been waiting patiently for my new 'toys' to arrive as the post has been incredibly slow during this covid environment. But my Prima Marketing Art Philosophy Watercolor Confection sets finally arrived!

It was very soothing to create the colour swatches. Who knew you could make so many colours from a set of 12!

Friday 15 May 2020

Floral Bookmark

Still playing around with my new watercolour brush markers. This time a simple floral pattern. This one has already been claimed by my daughter, before it was even finished!

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Geometric Bookmark

After trying the full gemstone, I thought it would be fun to try a the same technique with the crystalline pattern as a bookmark. This is what I came up with.

Tuesday 12 May 2020


I'd been eyeing off this technique I'd flicked past Jamie Lyndry's Instagram site for a while, and thought I'd love to try it out. It seemed simple enough so I cased it. After hand sketching the image it was certainly simple and fun watching the colours mix together on each individual facet. Will certainly be trying this out again with different colour combo.

Monday 11 May 2020

Misty Pines

This is my first attempt at the Misty Pines scene using my brush watercolours. I did a bookmark to keep it small to learn the technique. Lots more practice to go, but so much fun!

Sunday 10 May 2020

Hex colour chart

I received a big set of brush watercolour marker for Mother's Day to go with the set(s) I already had, so I wanted to create a colour chart to represent all the colours together. This is what I came up with. So satisfying seeing it all together.

Brush watercolours

Playing around with my new brush watercolours for Mothers Day!
Nothing as satisfying as creating a new colour template.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Monday 4 May 2020


I've been playing with watercolour sunflowers this weekend. I've tried a couple of different styles and techniques. Still got lots to learn and much more practice to go.

Sunday 3 May 2020

Geometric Rainbow

This is my first play with the free templates from Josie Lewis using my watercolour brush markers. Who doesn't love a rainbow?!...

Sending birthday hugs

I've been playing with this cute little digi from The Greeting Farm to send to family & friends during this crazy time of social isolation.

The Greeting Farm Social Distance Anya

Card ingredients include:

Coloured in Copics

Thursday 30 April 2020

Sending smiles across the miles

Another play with my sunset colours. This time I turned them around for a pretty gradient and teamed them up with silhouette pines.

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Dream Big

I've had this magazine freebie dreamcatcher stamp set for a little while, but never really done anything with it. So I decided to stamp it up and have a crack at being messy!

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Sunset Poppies

Another try at painting poppies. Still playing around with loose watercolour flowers.

Monday 27 April 2020

Life's a climb, but the view is great

Having a play with some sunset colour combinations and learning how to do silhouette painting. This stamp quote fitted the scene perfectly.

Love Lives Here

My sister just moved into her forever home so I wanted to make her a housewarming card. I had no idea what I was doing with the painting but I tried to recreate the amazing view she has of the ocean from her hilly, tree-lined abode. It was fun and kind of successful too.

Saturday 25 April 2020

Lest We Forget

Being Anzac Day here, I thought is was only fitting to attempt to paint a poppy flower. This is my first attempt (x3). 

Friday 24 April 2020

Flight of Fantasy

I love my Kit & Clowder monthly classes! Even though I don't always complete them on time, I know that I have access to all of the theory and videos for when I have time to sit down and colour. I loved the techniques in this class, the galaxy background, the two-toned dress and mulit-coloured wings <3.

Kit and Clowder March 2020 Monthly Class Flight of Fantasy Janna Fairy Art Innocent Heart

Kit and Clowder March 2020 Markers class

Sunday 19 April 2020

Perfect doesn't exist

I love this Rose Garden stamp and die set from Uniquely Creative. I played around with their Uniqolor brush watermarkers after white embossing the stamps.
Love how simple and effective this technique is!

40 & Fabulous!

Another day of isolation and another attempt at a watercolour cherry blossom wreath.

With love & best wishes

This was my first attempt at a cherry blossom wreath using my watercolours.

Monday 13 April 2020

Scrumptious Donuts

Yet another day in isolation means another new watercolour technique; donuts!

Watercolour Feather Bookmark

Another new lesson in watercolours: a feather bookmark.

Watercolour Succulents

Am enjoying this isolation time buy learning lots of new watercolour techniques.
Today it was succulents!

Sunday 5 April 2020

Crochet Granny Squares

Having all of our commitments cancelled means that I have much more free time on my hands so I'm putting it to good use by teaching myself a new crafting skill - crocheting! I'm intending on creating one of these most days (while watching movies with the kids) so will hopefully come out of social isolation with a new blanket!

Dudley TP

There are some amazing companies who are generously giving away some beautiful images for people to use while social distancing. This is another one of them from Whimsy Stamp. Meet Dudley TP by Dustin Pike.

Missed birthday

I joined in with the Stamp Anniething Social Distancing event which they have running on Facebook. This was one for the freebie images. I think this will be used many times over the next few weeks for all of those birthdays which will be missed.

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Stamp Anniething Sorry we missed your Birthday
Coloured in Copics

Saturday 4 April 2020

Live More

This card was a request from my elderly neighbour who asked for a card for a librarian who loved to garden, and this was my result.

Krista Smith Present Day Reading Princess

Stamp: Krista Smith 'Present Day Reading Princess'
Coloured in Copics

Watercolour bookmarks

Here are a couple more recent plays with my watercolours, with the top one using my Schminke set and the bottom one using the Uniquely Creative Uniqolor brush markers.

Thursday 19 March 2020

Cherry Blossoms

For my last birthday I bought myself a set of Schminke watercolors and am now finally playing around with them. These cherry blossoms are my first attempt at loose florals.

Be You!

My daughter asked me to make this for a special friend of hers who was celebrating a birthday and who is a budding artist!

Faery Ink Fae Artist

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Faery Ink Fae Artist
Coloured in Copics

All kinds of thankful

I'm loving playing around with the new Uniqolour watercolour brush markers. I teamed them up with the Flawed and Fabulous stamp and die set to create this card.

Uniquely Creative Flawed and Fabulous Uniqolour

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Uniquely Creative Flawed and Fabulous stamp and die
Coloured in Watercolour