Crafty with Caly: Flora and Fauna

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Caly Person in our bi-monthly Crafty with Caly blog series! Read on to learn more and enjoy!

Hi Friends! This is Caly with you today, sharing a watercolor project using the WPlus9 Flora and Fauna 3 set.  It’s a gorgeous 6” x 8” set with two floral arrangements as well as butterflies that I’ll watercolor using Daniel Smith Watercolors. 

I stamped my floral arrangement with Antique Linen Distress Ink to do some no-line coloring and the two butterflies using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder to get a crisp image without smudging/smearing it. 

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After watercoloring, I splattered my flowers with some white acrylic paint and set it aside to dry while I worked on my background panel.  My background is created using another watercolor panel that I watercolor with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and stamped at two opposite corners with the Simon Says Stamp Old Letter and Crackle Background stamps.  I stamped these with Antique Linen Distress Ink to give them an old paper-look then added that torn edge using the Tim Holtz Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer.

I heat set my background for quick drying and attached it to a cardbase using foam tape to flatten it out so I could finish my card.  I attached my floral arrangement using foam adhesive to give my card lots of dimension.

To give my butterflies some flair, I molded the wings up with my fingers and attached them to my card with a single strip of foam tape under their bodies.  I finished by attaching my embossed sentiment strip. 

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  ~Caly

SUPPLIES:

Wplus9 FLORA AND FAUNA 3 Clear Stamps…
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Wplus9 FLORA AND FAUNA 3 Designer…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp CRACKLE…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp OLD LETTER…
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daniel smith at Simon Says STAMP!
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Tonic DECKLE TORN EDGE…
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Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch ACRYLIC…
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Tombow MONO DRAWING PENS 6 Pack 66405
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Tim Holtz SPLAT BOX THSPBX
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Tim Holtz Tonic RETRACTABLE CRAFT…
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Fiskars TITANIUM No. 5 Micro Tip…
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C-Thru T SQUARE RULER Westcott JR12
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Caly for being our guest!

  1. Gorgeous!!! I love how much your black pen detail adds to the flowers!!! I always forget that!!!

  2. Loved the painting technique, loved the colors, loved the antique looking background. What can I say “I LOVED IT”. Thanks for showing us all those neat things to do.

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