Saturday, 21 January 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

I love the stamps to die for that match the dies and yet I haven't coloured them much.  Now I have learnt some techniques from Lisa Horton ( and when stuck I text her for colour choices!) I feel like I can give colouring them a go!

For today's colouring Saturday I chose the  Cherry Blossom Branches stamps which matches the Tahiti die perfectly.

I stamped the image in black then coloured it in using the following Graphmaster colours
Flowers - 77, 84 & Blue Grey 3 Leaves - 46, 47 & 48

I used the Blue Grey ( This is a fab range of colours as the grey has a blue tone to it making it match perfectly) to run around the inside and outside borders.

I wanted a simple card to set off the stamped image which I had cut out using the matching die.  I cut the squares section from the Lotus striplet for times into a piece of bright white foundation card and from mounted this over a piece of blue dusk matted with iris.

I cut the lotus striplet separately in white and backed this with the iris and placed it, as shown, across the pattern and added the Tahiti stamped image in the centre.

For the focal element I didn't want to take away form the flowers so i simply added 2 pearl swirls to a Craft Consortium heart charm and added this in the centre.



  1. Good morning John what a beautiful card and design is wonderful I
    Love the colours you have used
    Have a lovely day
    Debs xx

  2. Hi John
    Stunning, love the stamp and your colours.

  3. Lovely, clean card this morning John. Love the flowers and the colours you've used. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  4. Love this card John.Colours and design are lovely.Joycex

  5. Morning John, what are you doing to me, these cards are fantastic, love it, elegance is shouting out at me, amazing.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Love your choice of stamp, colours and die today. Together they make a beautiful card.
    Thank you.

  7. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, your colouring is great, looks like Lisa is a good teacher.
    Keep them coming!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Hi John
    A beautiful card, great colours and colouring.
    B xx

  9. That's gorgeous John and the colouring is beautiful. I'm never happy with my colouring somehow. Must practise more!

  10. Hi John,
    Wow this is a beautiful card, I love your colour choices.
    Have a great day

  11. Hi John
    A beautiful card and the colouring is lovely.
    Chris xx

  12. Gorgeous card, the background reminds me of tiled areas in Spain or Morocco.


  13. Hi John, the card and colours are beautiful, love the squares die cutting. Have a great day. Bx

  14. I love this card, John. Just my type of thing

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card that stamp is beautiful and so is your colouring. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Beauiful card john x the colouring is perfect lovely colour choices x
    Theresa w x

  17. Lovely card John. Colouring is great. Xx

  18. Hi John, great card and lovely colouring. Have a great weekend. Love Rosemarie x

  19. Hi John. Great card and thanks for giving us the colour numbers, it does help. I have now made myself a colour chart and that helps a lot. SueL x

  20. Beautiful card John your colouring is brill a stunner !!!!!!thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  21. Hi John. Well, I just had to go and buy the lotus striplet die as soon as I saw this card and I can't wait for it to arrive. Love today's card.


  22. Hi John I love today's card the coloured stamp is gorgeous & the use of the dies very clever & effective

  23. Beautiful card. Need to buy this striplet. Got the pens so will try these colours together. Thanks John for all your ideas and tips.
    Annette x

  24. Morning John, a gorgeous card really like this striplet die must get it when I get home.
    Nancyd xx

  25. Good Morning John, that is just stunning and I love your colouring. hugs Shirleyxx

  26. Hi John,
    what a lovely card, very striking.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Wow Wow Wow, Love it, love it, love it.
    What more can I say, everything about this card just speaks to me. Thank you for sharing it.

    Have a great day l
    Hugs to all
    Helen x

  28. Gorgeous card John, beautiful stamp and colouring.
    Marion S x

  29. So glad you are adding more colored-in designs to your cards. Love this one in blues and white - so clean looking and beautiful. Good job on the coloring. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a great weekend.

  30. Hi John another pretty card for us today. I just wish that my attempts to colouring looked as good.

  31. Hi John
    Such a pretty stamp, you have coloured it beautifully, Lisa is clearly an excellent tutor!

  32. Hi John
    Lovely cad today John. Love the colouring. I always struggle trying to put colours together. Missed yesterday's kitchen sink but loved it.

  33. Hi John,
    what a very gorgeous card, and that stamped image is fantastic.
    Love your wonderful colouring of it too.
    Super design and goegeous colours used.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  34. Hi John,This is absolutely beautiful,just everything about it says quality. I have tahiti die but not stamp yet and I must say colouring is not my forte but I feel I want to try now. Thankyou so much Takecare Love Barbara D xx

  35. I don't colour and I think part of the problem (a big part!) is knowing which colours to choose So it's good to know the colours you chose to use

  36. Hello John,
    I'm sorry I've been missing but we have been visiting our son and daughter in law for a few days. I have tried to look at all the cards and Pin too! Today's is beautiful and I liked yesterday's " kitchen sink" . That made me smile - but I laughed at Mrs Duck's comment of fridge etc as well!!
    Thank you!
    Love Myra

  37. John this is so stunning and i too love the stamps
    to die for.
    And this one i just have to get, to me your colouring in is always perfect and you have done a wonderful job with this card.
    I absolutely love it.

  38. Beautiful colouring and card John. Thank you for showing us this and explaining how it was made.

  39. Eh up John
    Gorgeous , almost CAS (certainly compared to yesterday's lol!) card. Bit of artistic licence with the colour for cherry blossoms but I'll let you off as its coloured beautifully.
    Ang x

  40. Hi John,
    oh this card is so pretty but clean as well with the white against that gorgeous blue dusk and iris foundation card to layer under it. This is definitely a John card both in colour scheme and style, just so pretty. thank you flower for bringing such beauty to our eyes, i hope that you are having a good day playing,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil village)