27 April 2018

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Perfect Peonies

Hello there and welcome to day one of the May 2018 Clearly Besotted teasers. The new products release on the 1st May and from now until then, the Design Team will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. My card today uses two new sets - Perfect Peonies and Scrumptious Thank You.

I started my card off by stamping the peonies image from the Perfect Peonies set on to some Bristol smooth cardstock, using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I taped this down to a board and then coloured it using Arteza Real Brush Pens. Unfortunately, Arteza does not label their pens with what colours they are (at least for the 48 set) so I cannot list them, but I used three shades of pink for the flower heads, two shades of green, a yellow and a teal colour for the leaves and blue mixed with grey for the background. I applied the colour with the pen and then blended out with water and a brush.
I took a Slate A2 card base and die cut the front panel using the Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern die. The image panel was die cut using a SSS Stitched Rectangle die and added to the card base with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Scrumptious Thank You set and stamped this with Versamark Ink on to black cardstock. This was cut out and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins with Multi Medium Matte glue.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
I received the Arteza pens as a Christmas present last year. This is the first time that I have properly used them and I love them! They work similar to the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, although I do not think you need both, they do have different colour palettes. For more teasers, do check out what Stephanie, Lisa and Keren have been up to. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


  1. It’s absolutely beautiful Michelle! Do not make me want those pens!!! I absolutely love how you have coloured it, especially the leaves as the colours are so gorgeous. And I almost used that cover die on my card, but didn’t in the end. That would have been funny! Really really beautiful card, make sme want to go and stamp it again! Lisa xx

  2. That's gorgeous! I just ordered the 48 set of Arteza pens the other day when Amazon had a good deal on them. I have the Zigs, too, but I wanted more color options.

  3. Simply beautiful, Michelle, I'll have to get that peony set when it's released.

  4. Brilliant watercoloring! I have the pens, too, but I just need to keep practicing. I love how soft yours turned out!

  5. I don't need them, I don't need them....lol
    Gorgeously coloured and there's something so stylish about grey, perfect choice to frame your image xx

  6. This is gorgeous, Michelle! You have such a way with coloring. I had no idea that there were other water brush pens out there. I’ll have to check them out! 😍

  7. Beautiful peonies! Love your gorgeous coloring!

  8. Beautiful card Michelle, love the grey background panel and of course your wonderful watercolouring.


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