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Watercoloring and Spring!




Hello My Friends and Faithful Followers,

Today over at Just Us Girls Lisa has challenged us to use watercolors as our background.

The Design Team and I were definitely on the same wave length…a good portion of us used

orange somewhere on our card….is so funny with those things happen.

I just love Lisa’s card too!

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Anyways,  Let me give you a few details on how this came together.

First thing I did was stamp the leaves and flowers (SU) with versa mark and heat

embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I took my

Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight inks and a SU Aqua Painter and streaked them

across the page.  I wiped off the excess ink that doesn’t stick to the embossed images

with a tissue.  Then I stamped my script in Brown Stazon Ink.  Last, I took

a paint brush that was heavily coated in Real Red mixed with Tangerine Tango watered down ink

and splattered the ink by shaking the paint brush.

( Make sure you cover your walls and workstation,

I didn’t and that ink went everywhere ! LOL)

Did the same thing with my Butterfly (minus the splat) which by the way is from Stamp TV.

The sentiment is from Verve!

All the paper is from Stampin UP.


Okay, I am also entering this over at Mod Squad  where they asked us to make

our own Background paper and to use 3 Spring Bright Colors.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and see what my other teammates did

with the Watercolor challenge and/or join me over at Mod Squad!

Find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul!


17 thoughts on “Watercoloring and Spring!

  1. Beautiful background! Absolutely stunning~

  2. This is GORGEOUS, Nancy! LOVE it!

  3. Nancy, this is amazing! Your background is stunning with the stamped images and script. I love how you used the same technique on the butterfly, too. Thanks for all the info on how you made this.

  4. Nancy, what a stunning emboss resist background! Love your color choices…so pretty! I hear you about the splattering technique…boy that can be so messy 🙂 but, it really adds such texture and interest!

  5. Wow! wow…wow…this is just GORGEOUS my friend! You are so UBER talented!! I love watercolor images and want to get more into it. I hope you have a decent weekend. *hugs*

  6. Gorgeous card, Nancy! Love the orange and the fun watercoloring technique!

  7. This is absolutely stunning. I sure love the affect you got with your watercolors.

  8. I really like what you did with this card. so very interesting and original. Love the sunny colors too.

  9. OMG, Nancy! Totally STUNNING! LOVE the technique, the colors and the design! FAB card!

  10. Gorgeous card Nancy!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Nancy!!! I love the colors!! ~Sophia

  12. Wow Nancy, this is so gorgeous. Love the colors, background ad pretty butterfly.
    Thank you for the lovely cards you have sent me.

  13. The background is absolutely beautiful, and the butterfly really pops.

  14. Really beautiful, Nancy! Love your beautiful colors and all of the little extras you added…..especially the splattering….love it!

  15. YOWZA! Absolutely Gorgeous! (not sure I cold even mail this one if it were mine!) 😉

  16. Nanc’ this card is AWESOME. Great colors and design!!! I may have to copy it!!

  17. First of all, I love the orange! Paired with yellow…even better! And I love the watercolor effect with the embossing! Gorgeous butterfly too! Very pretty card!

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