Woolly Jumpers – Card

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and life is treating you kindly.

Another quick post to share a scenic card. I was thinking this card could be for birthdays, retirements, fathers day, mothers day, happy new home or even happy sheep day.
All occasions really.

I wanted a water colour effect with this.  However, my painting skills are slightly dubious. Jodi , if you are calling in, I think I need some water colour painting tips from you!!! 🙂

So, with my lack of painting skills, I decided on my much favoured “splash it about and hope for the best” technique.

Loving these sheep!

I stamped the house, the sheep and the flowers onto thick water colour paper, using a black permanent ink and masked the stamped images using a liquid mask.
I then tapped some green (Peeled Paint) Distress Ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and dragged just the bottom 2/3s of the card into the diluted ink.  I did this twice for the green ink and let the ink run to form shadows in the bottom corner.
When the green ink was dry, I coloured the top of the card in the same way but this time using light blue (Stormy Sky) Distress Ink and then left it to dry.
I peeled off the masks and coloured the houses and the wall and the little flowers with diluted DIs and a paint brush.
To finish off the card, I stamped some little birds in the sky and mat and layered as seen.
Crafty Individuals Stamps used:  “Build a Landscape” CI 467 and Build A Meadow CI 395

Just to share three photos taken this morning whilst I was having my cuppa. A lot of these sheep have bells on them so they tinkle away all day.

Two little lambs.

More woolly jumpers

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x


  1. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    This is wonderful and love the sheep! Beautiful painting too. Thanks for sharing your photographs too.
    Linda xxx

  2. Jodi

    OH FLO!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You did awesome making it like a watercolor painting!!! You are so creatively talented!!!! So enjoy your work!

  3. Sandra

    This is lovely Flo, you’ve created such a beautiful scene. The coloured houses look wonderful and so do the the little sheep, grazing in the field. Your photographs are stunning too, thank you for sharing them. Wishing you a wonderful day. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  4. Marianne

    Flo, this is lovely! Ha! You seem to have mastered the “splash it about and hope for the best” technique – it looks absolutely lovely! I should give that a try. I do like the way you allowed the green to puddle at the bottom for the shadow effect – it worked perfectly. And the sheep photos look so calming. Thank you for sharing them. Thank you for also, for your sweet comment. I replied that you have kept my creative spark burning, and I meant it. Thank you. You are a very talented and sweet blog friend.

    Marianne xo

  5. Kate

    Absolutely gorgeous card Florence, nothing wrong with your colouring skills, they look good to me, brilliant scene.
    Love your photo, if this is what you look out on when having your cuppa, I’m coming for a visit, Kate x

    1. Florence

      Thank you Ali. It is so nice to see the sheep again. They used to be in the field every day with Rafael but sadly he passed away last summer.
      Hugs Flo x

  6. Craftyfield

    Both your watercolour and photographic scenes are beautiful! I really need to finish my CI cottage scene before Jean creates more new stamps!

  7. Penny Butler

    Hi Flo, WOW! A lovely card, so fresh and sweet 🙂 And such lovely photo’s! The sheep, lambs and scenery are amazing!! Wish I looked out on that every day lol xx

  8. Meggymay

    The technique you used to colour sounds good to me, it is a favourite of mine as well. Its a fantastic card Flo and the scene looks so serene and peaceful.
    Loved your photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  9. PaperPuff

    Oops, missed this post! I want to live in this row of cottages. I love brightly coloured houses in realty and in artwork. Super card!

  10. Gerrina

    Think your watercolouring looks good on this scene! Like the soft pastel colours; it gives such a spring feel!
    And may what a great vieuw; wouldn’t mind to see that from a bit closer 🙂 LOL!
    Enjoy the sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

  11. Pat

    I adore this pastoral scene Florence with the prettily coloured houses in the background and this loose watercolour look suits it perfectly. What a fabulous view from your window, I’d love to look at that every day. x

  12. baileyrosy

    One of my happiest memories from visiting you was the tinkling of the sheep bells way off in the distance and how lovely it was as they sheep got nearer to your beautiful home. Fabulous card Flo and love that technique…. what’s it called again…..splash it on and hope for the best hahhahahah so funny but beautifully done. Really does make me miss you and your beautiful home even more.



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