Saturday, September 30, 2023


 Hello everyone.

This is part two of my water colouring day, a bit busy, but it was a request so I went with it..

I always do as I'm told, or pretend to, sometimes, I change things up and say "That's what I thought you said"...and quite often get away with it...A lot of my customers are older than me, and think they know what they want, but really, they don't, colours dont always work together, and styles are not usually mixed and some projects can look just awful, horrible, and then the complaints sneak in," Oh, I didn't think it would look like that", so that's when I change things a bit.'..

So this one was a busy one, but I get what she meant and went with it for her, sentiment was added at a later date when ones mind was made up!!..

These were my finished babies and a lady turned up and saw them and loved the second lot of red mushrooms for her friend who was a mad gardener and made sure his mushroom/toadstools were protected in a specific part of his garden.

So here we were after picking out the shrooms, saw red netting, needed that,
 a die cut oval embossed, needed that, very patterned papers, needed that..
and off she went with slight encouragement for me..

Down to business, I cut my panels..

layered them up..

This was the embossed panel using an oldie but goodie embossing folder from cuttlebug.

On went the netting, ferns and shrooms..

I had roughed up the edges a bit..

Stick you little blighters..

It has dimension..

and splatters..

Then deleted the wrong picture in my file when editing, and ended up with this one..
without the splatters..


Thank you so much for stopping by and reading the drama, do you ever have people asking you to make stuff then telling you how and what to do!!..

I'll see you tomorrow..



KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Chrissy

gr karin

Dawn T said...

Love all your texture on the card. Just a beautiful card.

Janette said...

Love the mushrooms so much, the colour is amazing. Beautiful card, lots of layers and I am sure the lady was pleased with it Chrissy. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Chrissy love all the mushrooms- papers and splatters.I once made a wedding card for a request from SIL-then she said she didn't want it because she didn't like it and would I make another one!!!
Carol x

Lisa said...

Really great water coloring on these great die cuts. I no longer take custom orders as they turned in to me having to hand draw images that don't exist in stamps and would take me many hours and days to make 1 card. So if people want cards from me they either supply the image or they can ask for a certain card theme but no more custom cards. Your gorgeous die cut and layers are just incredible on this wonderful card.

Chris said...

The card turned out fabulous Chrissy despite the bossy lady thinking she knew best. I don't get why someone would ask you to make something and then tell you how to do it...and then not be happy with the're right to trust in your own judgement and 'forget' what they asked (told) you to add.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Chrissy I love looking at the pictures of how you work out your backgrounds you are so talented everything just seems to fit as if it was always there a top notch job
lorraine x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful and when someone is given a card as personal as this is, they have to love it, as we do, knowing how it was all done.
Faith x

jimlynn said...

Pretty water coloring and another beautiful card. Love all the dimenion on this. I know whoever ordered this will be more than pleased.

Conniecrafter said...

I would have a hard time making a card for someone, now if they want to look through my already made cards that is fine :)
Beautiful job of layering and painting, like the touch with the embossed die cut too!

Sarah said...

That's stunning!! xx

*Vicki* said...

Another beautifully framed mushroom card! Love the panels with your papers! Well done friend!

Brenda said...

Red netting...amazing on your beautiful card.