I am having a crafty long weekend, as per this post and this post, and this post, and this post, It’s been a really good couple of days so far and I’ve been really enjoying crafting without an agenda.

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenew

One of the Altenew Academy classes I did last year was this one which celebrated their new watercolor pan set, so as part of my fun crafty weekend, I decided to go through that one again and play along with the lessons and just generally enjoy the experience and my crafty day.

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenew

This is turning out to be quite a watercolour weekend, and I’m really good with that as that’s what I love to do!  I used the Beautiful Day stamp set and painted on some watercolour from the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set in this beautiful Purple Wine colour which is a favourite, and sprayed with a little water.

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenew

Then I stamped the leaves in the same way.  I really wished I had used a lighter green but since I constantly reach for the Parrot colour and use it all the time – practically in every project lol – it is running a bit low so I thought I would use one of the other greens.  This does look more like the colour of rose leaves but I do love the lime!

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenewI’m doing two at the same time, because it’s just as easy to do two than one, plus I can experiment with another colour combination.

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenew

Then because I can’t help myself, I painted on some Parrot on the first one and made it a little messier lol.

watercolour stamping beautiful day altenew

And for now, here are the finished card fronts.  I may or may not add to the second one.  I have left them to dry and will decide what to do with them later, but for now, my crafty weekend continues…

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