Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Watercolor Blessings....Color Challenge Day Two

Greetings fellow artists!  It's a lovely day today in upstate New York.  Tomorrow is supposed to be...Gasp!...60...yes 60 degrees!!!!  Unheard of.  Usually by this time of year we have been snowed in, noreasterned ad nauseum, and just plain buried in snow and ice.  Not this year....nope.  What little snow we had is all melted.  We are holding our breath, waiting for mother nature to figure out it's winter.

I made this card for The Daily Marker Color Challenge, Day Two.....
Here's a close-up that shows some of the sparkle from the embossing powder on the die cut Blessings....
First I created the background using the smoosh technique.  When dry, I used the Tim Holtz wildflowers stencil and distress inks, sponging ink through in the different colors.  I removed the stencil, and added some more ink to some of the flowers to give them shading and highlights, then a 01 Micron black pen to outline the shapes so they would stand out against the background.  
The Blessings die is from Simon Says Stamp and is part of their Christmas Blessings die.  I inked it with Versa Mark ink, then black sparkle embossing powder.  
I have had the border die for quite a while, and had never used it.  I thought there was no time like the present.  I think I will be using it more often now that I see how easy it was and how pretty it looks.
I used my ink pads to 'dye' some string before tying it around the card.

I am also submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge....Anything Goes .



  1. Lynda, this is a little work of art! Beautifully colored, and your shape and the lattice piece makes this so unique! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Just beautiful! And quite creative with all the elements coming together perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What beautiful smooshing. Lovely card.


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