Monday, September 15, 2014

Thanks a bunch!

Hello peeps! I have another card I'd like to share with you. I'm playing along with this week's Just Us Girls #258 - using water coloring. Here's what I came up with:

 the inside:

I tried my hand at water coloring using Distress Inks and a water color pen. I think it turned out pretty good. ☺ Using water color paper, I cut it to size then masked around the edges with washi tape. so that I'd end up with a slight border around it. I filled in one color at a time, letting them air dry before starting the next color. I could have used my heat gun on it, but was afraid that it would push the colors outside the lines. It looks like many colors were used, but there's actually only five inks used on this. Whoa! What? Yep. I just love how this turned out, and will be trying this technique again for sure!

That's it for now. Thanks for popping in, and I hope you have a great day! FYI, Just Us Girls is also having a DT call, so I'm throwing my hat into the ring. Wish me luck! 

Stamps: Stampendous - Daisy Thanks; Paper Smooches - Many Thanks
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal
CS: Strathmore - water color paper; Paper Smooches (teal); scraps
Accessories: water brush; rhinestones from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Glue Dots; Scotch foam mounting tape


  1. Fab card Chris! Love the colours in the flowers!

  2. Awesome card, love those flowers, and good luck on the DT call.

  3. This is stunning! Those flowers are gorgeous, beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  4. Beautiful watercolouring! Distress inks are the best, aren't they? :) Such a pretty card, Chris.

  5. Beautiful watercoloring.....those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  6. Ooh, beautiful! Gorgeous job with the water coloring, Chris! And good luck with the dt call. They would be lucky to have you!

  7. Beautiful job of water coloring! Thanks for joining in with JUGS and good luck with the call~

  8. They would be SO lucky to have you!! This is gorgeous - I can't believe you only used 5 colours! I have to try that trick of waiting for the colours to dry in between. Maybe that would solve my 'muddy' colour problem!

  9. OOh, I love this! The coloring on your coneflowers is perfect! Such a gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls!

  10. I love these beautiful flowers.

  11. You did an amazing job with your distress inks and brush!! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  12. I thought I had commented earlier on your beautiful card but my internet is playing games. Those flowers are awesome and such gorgeous bright colours. Love it and how cas it is.


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