16 Aug 2017

Dandelion Wishes

I am delighted and honoured to have been invited as a guest designer at A Vintage Journey.This month Amanda has chosen Watercolour as her theme.Which is of course my favourite colouring medium, it is very versatile and easy to use.Why not give it a try and join their challenge this month.

I created a background with my watercolours and stamped this gorgeous girl blowing a dandelion stamp by Crafty Individuals. I always love to use elements from nature with my projects, so I found some pressed gypsophlia to use for the blowing away dandelion seeds. I am always finding forgotten pressed flowers in between the pages of thick books, where I have pressed them many months or probably even years before!

I wrapped some threads around the base of the card and tucked some more gypsophlia between them.

I finished the card by edging it with black ink, and adhering the picture onto a scalloped edged card.

May all your wishes come true xxx

I would like to share this card with the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Twist Bloom

Stamping Sensations Anything Goes

Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes

CAS Watercolour Challenge Salt I used salt on the watercolour background.

Try It On A Tuesday In The Garden

Noors Designs Anything Goes

That's Crafty only Cards



  1. I love the texture of your 'fence' and beautiful flowers growing along it Jannet! and your salted sky is beautiful - a double thank you from me - for being a guest at A Vintage Journey and for joining us in the CAS Watercolor Challenge! Julia xx

  2. Jannet, your watercolour has such a delicate feel to it, the background is beautiful and the little girl looks wonderful blowing the dandelion seeds - the gypsophila was such a great choice! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

    PS As a lover of all things Alice, I just love your shadow box in your previous post, you have added so many wonderful elements to it, it is a real treasure!

  3. Very beautiful artwork and stamping

    Thank you for joining us at a Try it on atuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. This is so pretty and delicate! Wonderful result with the salt! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour Challenge!

  5. So pretty - what a wonderful sky you created behind the adorable flower girl. Great to have you along on the Vintage Journey with us.
    Alison x

  6. Breathtaking, Jannet! Love that watercolor sky! Thank you for all your hard work and your inspiration at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  7. This is so very beautiful Jannet! I just love the soft background and addition of the little flowers & wrap. Beautiful details! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Autumn

  8. What a wonderful card Jannet!!!
    I love your idea of putting delicate gypsophlia to use for the blowing away dandelion seeds. Fabulous and exquisite scene

  9. Your use of the watercolours is beautiful Jannet and the perfect background for your card. Thanks for joining us as a guest at AVJ this month. hugs Brenda xxx

  10. Very pretty card, lovely watercoloured background. Thank you for sharing your card at HLS Watercolour challenge.

  11. An I am here again to say THANK YOU for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  12. I love how the salt makes "dandelion seeds" in the background! Wonderful texture too! Thanks for sharing this at CAS Watercolour!

  13. This card is wonderful Jannet. I love your delicate background and the stamped image of the girl blowing the dandelion looks so beautiful. You then took the card to another level by adding the pressed gypsophila which absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  14. A really delightful creation, I'm a big fan of silhouette stamps and this one is lovely. Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  15. This is so pretty and I love the use of the dried flower heads.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  16. OMG so beautiful and so much colour and texture. love the pressed flowers and the beautiful crystal effect from the salt. thanks for joining us at CAS Mix up :)

  17. Gorgeous colours for your watercoloured background with salt. The bursts just add to the look of dandelion seeds. Love that you've used dried flowers as well ... just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  18. I love how you have extended the Dandelion image by embellishing, so lovely. Thank you for sharing and joining in the *Only Cards* Challenge over at That's Crafty.
    Best Wishes Tracey.

  19. Hi Jannet...JUst waned to say how lovely it was to have you as our guest at A Vintage Journey and I absolutely love you watercolour creation. Thank You so much for sharing
    Hugs Annie xx

  20. Really pretty design and creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. How pretty! Beautiful use of watercolour techniques! I love the gentleness of this!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely make with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x

  22. A gorgeous creation! thank you so much for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge x

  23. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at HLS Water Color Challenge.


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