Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oh Happy Watercoloring!

I have a new card today featuring some of my new favorite additions. First is the Hello Sunshine stamp set from Lawn Fawn which is what I used for the clouds, the sentiment and the water drops.

I also used Distress Inks from Tim Holtz (don't I always?!) in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. I smooshed the inks onto a clear block and just used them like water colors and used a wet paint brush to brush on large washes of the colors and then blended them together. I then lightly misted this with water.

Once that dried I stamped on the clouds in grey shadow ink. I stamped the raindrops with the same peacock feathers but since I didn't mist them they show darker. I used some gold embossing for the sentiment because it just contrasts so lovely with the colors.

I looked at the card and decided it wasn't balanced so I decided to add some embossing paste. I will admit I am slightly obsessed since picking this up. Its so fantastic! I colored the paste a tiny bit with some of the Picked Raspberry ink. I just smooshed the ink onto a scrap paper and plopped a dollop of the embossing paste on top and mixed it together.

Entry for:

Challenge: Paste

With Simon Says Stamp!


  1. This card is GORGEOUS, Sharna! Love the simplicity of it, & the pops of color from the watercolor effect. The little bit of texture from the paste is also a perfect touch!!

  2. Great card! I love your bold use of colour and the striking composition, which makes great use of white space too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!