A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Soft Colours Candle

The Peace on Earth challenge has a great mood board if you're looking for some inspiration to use non-traditional colours.  Here's the card I made:

I stamped the image on watercolour paper and coloured it with pearlescent watercolour paints trying to capture the blue and muted colour of the leaves and ornaments.  I splattered with some watered down gold paint.  I cut a thin frame out of my panel and discarded it, and then cut another out of a pale gold cs and inserted it into the gap.  I popped it up on fun foam on a cream card base.

Here's the mood board that inspired me (see bottom left image):

There's lots more inspiration from the rest of our Design Team over at Peace on Earth.  Please come and join us - you can either be inspired by the mood board or make an "anything Christmas" card. 

Stamps - Jofy candle, unknown sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - watercolour paper, pale gold shimmer cs, cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Yasutomo pearlescent paints, SSS thin frame die, fun foam


  1. This is the perfect image and can see why the mood board made you think of it. Lovely colours (just perfect for you!). Love the shimmer of the pearl paints, Susan. xx

  2. A beautiful card Susan, love all the shimmer and the gold paint splatters too!! a perfect take on the mood board!
    Diane POE Co-Owner

  3. GORGEOUS card Susan! I love the image you used and the soft colors are SOOOO pretty!! Loving all the touches of gold too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  4. such a beautiful image Susan, I love the muted colours.

  5. Love this blue candle with the gold, Susan! Such an elegant card!

  6. You found the perfect stamp for the mood board, Susan! I can imagine the pretty shimmer of the pearlescent paints, and I love the soft non-traditional Christmas colors. The inlaid thin gold frame is beautifully done!
    Hideko xx

  7. This is so soft and pretty. Beautiful watercolouring as always.
    I see blue poinsettias on the mood board… hmmm 🤔😉😂


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