Saturday, October 29, 2016


Welcome, snarky peeps! It's time again for another fun challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! We are jumping on the hot trend band wagon this time around, and want to see your water color skillz on your card or project! I saw this video tutorial and knew I was going to try it: Here is my offering:

 Here is the inside:

I did some smooshing with some Distress Inks. But before I did that, I took a snowflake cutting plate and debossed it onto water color paper. After I smooshed the colors, I spritzed the panel with Pearl Glimmer Mist, and tilted the panel this way and that to get the colors to blend. Once I was satisfied with the look, I blasted it with my heat gun. IRL this panel is sooooooo shimmery, but of course, it's a real bear to capture in a photo. Sigh. Once dry, I attached a rhinestone swirl, then heat embossed the sentiment in silver onto a strip of black card stock that is adhered with foam squares. I created a stacked snowflake using a die cut scallop circle from vellum, a die cut snowflake and a glittery foam snowflake sticker. 

Ready to get inky/painty? Of course you are! We'd love to see your water color creations linked up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Need more inspiration? Then check out what my Sisters and our newest Guest Designer, Lauren, have created for your viewing pleasure, and leave some love on their blogs! 

Thanks for visiting. If you are like me and are gearing up for Halloween (my favorite holiday!!), have a happy one! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Tuesday Morning Sketch #375
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - ATG


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Oh Dear; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet; VersaMark; Memento - Teal Zeal
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: GC: Memory Box - Scattered Snowflakes frame; SB - classic sm scalloped circle nestie; Paper Smooches - Snowflake die; Tattered Angels - Pearl Glimmer Mist; Recollections - vellum and rhinestone swirl; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; Michael's - foam snowflake sticker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


Dotty Jo said...

This is great, Chris! Such a pretty way to use watercolours, Jo x

Lynne Mizera said...

WOWZERS! So not your usual style and YOU ROCKED IT! What an amazing card and technique. I am off to watch that video so I can play tooooo!

Barbara Godden said...

Great video, love the debossing and your card is fabulous. I like it better than the one in the video.

Donna said...

Soooooooooooooo pretty!!! You rocked it sistah!!

Melissa Craig said...

Chris this is absolutely stunning! The watercolor background is gorgeous for that lovely snowflake. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Wanda said...

Oh this is stunning! Love the debossing and on watercolor paper. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

lauren bergold said...

very cool technique, i most definitely need to try that one out! so happy to be "queen of snark" this fortnight! :)

Lindsey said...

So pretty! (Is there snark somewhere that I'm missing? LOL) You totally rocked this technique!

Mimi said...

Whooo... my eyes are loving this! I know... where's the "Merry Xmas, a$$hole"? LOL, just kidding! It's perfect the way it is! :)

Jane Willis said...

Really beautiful. I love the vellum circle behind the snowflake, what a great idea for giving it a lift from the background without hiding your stunning watercolouring

Majo said...

So very beautiful and elegant, Sistah ♥

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Beautiful job.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the water color and embossing!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Patti said...

What a gorgeous background Chris - beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating this week with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Audrey Pettit said...

Really cool! I LOVE it!

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