Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Just a quick post on this Sunday night. I have been trying to make a card for Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor blog hop all weekend. I cannot even tell you how many starts I have thrown away. I am defiantly going to practice with watercolor over my summer vacation.

Here is the very simple card that I finally crafted. It is not the most out of the box but it is what I finally accomplished after all else failed.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade for the background. I used the smoosh technique to create it. I then let it dry and layered a bunch of dies from the mess on my desk on the front. The last step was to use a clear Wink of Stella pen on the front of the hearts.

If I had started with this technique instead of actually water coloring images or making a scene myself, I probably would have been done with this in a half hour!! I am just disappointed because I really wanted this card to be a little bit more creative then it wound up being. Oh well! I tried.

Once again, I am entering this into the Pretty Pink Posh watercolor blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps-Mama Elephant
Dies-Mama Elephant (happy), Simon Says Stamp (hearts)
Paper-Ranger watercolor paper, scraps
Ink-Ranger Distress Ink


Taunya Butler said...

Your watercolor background is so yummy - looks like raspberry lemonade!! You have done an awesome job with this card and you haven't covered up that beautiful watercoloring - you let us see it and the touches you did add are just so perfect!! Love your style and let's get together and practice watercoloring, ok?!? =]

Taunya Butler said...

P.S. Thanks for your visit to my blog - did you happen to see my giveaway while you were there?? Would love for you to be a part of it if you want too!!! Have a fun night!!!

RachelV said...

Well maybe you don't think it's the most creative but I think it's beautiful! Very cheery and fun! And I love your comment about layering a bunch of dies from the mess on your desk. Ha! I can relate! Thanks for sharing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it's very pretty in these soft but vibrant colors, Nora! It reminds me of delicious cotton candy! Hugs, Darnell

Fifi said...

I love the colours you've used on your background, so bright an cheery

~amy~ said...

Nora, this is the watercoloring!
P.S. did you know that you're a no-reply blogger?
I popped over here to tell you that I picked up the white berry basket at M's :)

Neha said...

Love your card, Nora! It is stunning.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your watercolour background looks amazing! Love these colours!