Guest Designer || Picket Fence Studios 1st Birthday Party (Discount & Giveaway!)

Long time, my friend! This is a “party” I couldn’t miss. Picket Fence Studios turned one and has been celebrating all month long with special guests, generous giveaways, and a discount for stampers! Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing all the important details. Picket Fence Studios has always been so kind to me and invite me to be part of their celebrations so I just had to say yes. I’ve been so busy with my one-year-old and my new enamel pin business, The Gray Muse, that I haven’t made much time to craft. I missed watercoloring so much.

For today’s project, I used their Botan Peony stamp set.

I stamped it on watercolor paper using a black dye ink pad. I watercolored loosely with my Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, using shades of pink, purple and blue for the petals. I used green for the stem. Once dry, I added black and white gouache paint splatters.

Since the image itself is large and bold, I wanted to coordinate it with a large sentiment. I stamped “hello” from Ways to Say Hello with clear embossing ink onto black cardstock and heat-set with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and mounted it with foam tape.


To celebrate this release, Picket Fence Studios is offering a 20% off discount on their entire store using the code PFS20 (case-sensitive) and is only good for 3 days so shop fast if you see anything you like.

I am also giving away a $100 giveaway certificate to the Picket Fence Studios shop, which was generously sponsored by them. To be eligible, please see details on my Instagram page (look for the same card image in my feed).

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  1. Jeanne Beam

    May 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Such a beautiful card! Love the amazing colors…
    Thanks for sharing…

  2. Kelly

    May 18, 2019 at 7:03 am

    the coloring is so beautiful and the splatters are perfection!

  3. rostamps4fun

    May 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Beautiful card as always Miss Rubeena…I always have a smile on my face when I see your beautiful work. Thank you for always sharing….you are such a kind person….hugs..

  4. Angie Hollins

    May 14, 2019 at 11:07 am

    WOW!!! What a beautiful card!!! I love this stamp, so I can’t wait to try it with deep watercolors like this. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  5. Marisela Delgado

    May 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    fabulous card

  6. Vicki Kroll

    May 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Sorry! Don’t do Instagram, but was impressed with your water-coloring of this card. So pretty!

  7. Terrie D.

    May 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love how you watercolored the peony, and the large sentiment goes perfectly with it. 🙂

  8. sharon gullikson

    May 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Your flower has so much texture, and is such an interesting botanical look. It is very pretty.

  9. Miriam Prantner

    May 13, 2019 at 7:41 am

    That peony is an absolute stunner! Love the distressed rustic feel that you get both from the painting and the paper you used for the panel!

  10. hsmom24kids

    May 13, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Oh my word! That is a gorgeous blossom! I love your card!

  11. Kirsty

    May 12, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Oh how lovely!!!!!

  12. Anne Sturgeon

    May 12, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    You have your hands full with a one year old… your card is beautiful. You still got it girl. Glad to see you during this celebration of Picket Fence. One year of goodness and hopes for many more to come.

  13. Dee Earnshaw

    May 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    stunning card!!!!

  14. Debbie P

    May 12, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Your card is beautiful. Love your watercolouring. Happy Birthday Picket fence.

  15. Jeanne Streiff

    May 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    What a beautiful color on that flower! Wow!

  16. Denise Bryant

    May 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    This is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous Botan Peony stamp and the colors you used!
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  17. Carla Hundley

    May 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Gorgeous watercoloring and
    love the colors! Message left
    on Instagram. Happy Mother’s
    Day to you.
    Carla from Utah

  18. ,Mary Holshouser

    May 12, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I’m going to miss this giveaway. I don’t do Instagram.
    The flowers are gorgeous. So much depth.
    thanks for sharing

  19. Rubeena

    May 12, 2019 at 9:40 am

    awww thank you so much! you’re so sweet, Alex!! I felt a but clumsy coloring again but it was nice to paint for a bit 🙂

  20. Alex Syberia

    May 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    This is gorgeous, Ruby! Love the colors you used. You should frame it! I miss your watercoloring!

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