Floating Watercolour Pansies

Hello everyone!

I am just popping by quickly! 😀 It is our ANZAC day public holiday here in AUS … and Gav’s sister and her family will be arriving soon to spend the afternoon / evening and have a BBQ tea. It will be another FULL house … with a couple of other of the kids friends here too! We had a lovely time this morning … went out for “brunch” to a lovely cafe overlooking Wollongong Harbour … the weather is just DELICIOUS!!! I am soooooo glad that summer is hanging around for  a little longer!

I wanted to share the watercolour pansies card that we made at stamp club last Friday. It is a technique kinda based on the Floating Watercolour technique that you use with embossed images … but the pansies are done without the embossing. But … before I go any further … I have to acknowledge that I totally CASED this technique from Mary Jo Price-Williams (Techno Stamper). But … I actually think I might have seen it on one of my regular blog friend’s blogs??? (Let me know if I did!) These gorgeous pansies caught my eye … and I just knew my stamp club girls would love them!  The sketch for this card was based on the Clean & Simple #82 sketch. (Click on sketch to visit site.) Isn’t it fab! 😀  ……  Update 30Apr: Sonia reminded me that I saw these on her blog … how could I forget … cos I did giggle at her because she forgot to read the instructions for the pansies before trying them for herself! -> Sonia’s blog

Don’t forget … check my card recipes for a technique description for this great idea! It is soooo effective. (And … go back and look at my “Butterfly Delight” post from a couple of days ago! You will see this technique used for a great background piece!)

So … I better go make that pavlova for dessert! Did I tell you I am super good at making pavlova??? That challenge on Masterchef this week … I soooo would have killed it!!! 😉 Hope all my Aussie friends are able to have a lovely family day today like I am! But … whatever you are doing today … I hope it is a great day! Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea xxx



  1. Donna Zammit says:

    Andrea, the pansy’s are beautiful, so delicate. They look so life like!
    Yes having a great family weekend….AFL on TV, much shouting from hubby and son armchair umpiring, sleep in this morning, everyone just veging out!!!!SOOOOOO nice. BBQ for dinner tonight, no pav, but icecream! Cheers Donna Zammit
    Andrea adds: Glad you had some “time out” too! Sounds like it was the day for barbies! Hugs to you! xxx


  2. Beautifully done, thanks so much for the link back! I am off to check out your blog some more.
    Andrea adds: You are so welcome, Mary Jo! I am just so thankful for all those demos with FAB ideas who share them so willingly with us all! 😀 I had your blog open when your comment came through! Still enjoying browsing through past posts! Hugs xxx


  3. Lynda says:

    Andea, this card is so delicate and v v PURDY!! I love how you have used the Fresh Cuts set at the base. Will have a try (one day) but at the moment too bust playing with Autumn mini order…hee hee hee. The way the purples have gone into the paper. Glad u had a lovely long w’end…..I am trying to get things together for Craft Camp THIS w’end!!! catch you soon. ooxx
    Andrea adds: Oooh! I hope you have a fun time at your craft camp! We are supposed to be getting together to make swaps for SU! convention this Saturday! (Leonie & me & a few other lovely demo friends!) I can’t think about anything except this stupid photo album! So glad you are finally playing with your new goodies! xxx


  4. LOVE the pansies – a VERY clever use of punches! And hope your pavlova was fabulous too – haven’t had one of those for ages…
    Andrea adds: Mmmmm … the pav was perfect!!!! Yum Yum Yum!!!! 😀 😉


  5. Lee-Anne says:

    Hi Andrea

    I am in love with this card, it is so beautiful, so soft and elegant. I wish I could have been there to make it too 🙂 I love the colours and the sketch is such a perfect choice for this card.

    It’s so good to hear about your day, the brunch sounds wonderful and so does the pavlova you made for dinner. Mmm, any leftovers that can be sent to Perth….No, oh well, I will just have to come and visit one day 🙂

    You enjoy the rest of your week, enjoy making swaps on the weekend.

    Love Lee-Anne
    Andrea adds: Tanya is coming over … perhaps you could come with her??? LOL!!! 😀 We had a really lovely family day. It is nice that the kids still like to “hang” with their mum & dad! 😀 The pav was delicious, by the way! I am a GREAT pav maker!!! 😉


  6. Kay Kalthoff says:

    OMG – These are truly the prettiest pansies I’ve seen since I started seeing punched pansies about a month ago. STUNNING in every way and finally, I feel like trying it out myself!! Great job!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for another lovely compliment! You are so good for my ego, today, Kay! 😉 Have a go … it is REALLY easy! Hugs xxx


  7. Sonia G says:

    Now I love what you have done with the butterfly punch! Yes, it may have been my blog that you saw it on, because you laughed at me not reading the instructions before I attempted to make my pansies….lol! Anyways I can see that you did follow the instructions and your pansies look extra special because of it!
    Andrea adds: Oh! I am such a dunderhead to forget that! I’m so glad you reminded me … I am going to go back and edit this post to put your link in!!! It will give everyone a giggle for the day! Aren’t you pleased!!! 😉


    1. Sonia G says:

      Thanks Andrea! and thanks for all the extra comments on my blog! Yes giggling at my expense is allowed!!!!
      Andrea adds: LOL … still giggling! 😉 🙄 xxx


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