Monday, March 25, 2013

a little bit of watercolor, anyone?

today i'm super excited to share my card with you! :)
i made it for the current challenge over at the play date cafe! the colors were just stunning, and i couldn't pass it up (despite the appearance of purple, and my strong aversion to that color! ha ha!)

uh, see, gorgeous colors! :)

**a little background info:
i used three mama elephant stamp sets: hello, trifecta and good times. and for this card i tried my hand at the watercolor technique that i've been seeing everywhere!! i've been so jealous of all of the awesome creations i've seen with that technique! couple that with my overwhelming desire to own either the tim holtz distress markers and/or the inktense color pencils...the watercolor bug has been in my head! so yesterday when i was able to skype-scrap with my bestie, we both decided to try watercoloring!

here's my very first watercolor attempt:

i stamped the large triangles from the trifecta stamp set three times, staggering them to the right each each time. then i literally, randomly colored in the triangles! truth time - i don't own any watercolor paper yet. i didn't want to invest in it, if this wasn't for me. so this is just plain white cardstock, and you can see it did bleed a little, but i think it just adds to the charm! :) 

i literally used my distress ink pads, smeared them onto my acrylic block and used my water pen to color in the triangles. IT WAS SO FUN! oh yeah, i also tried to give each triangle a little shading, eh. i tried. :)

to finish off the card, i stamped the speech bubble, fussy cut it out, and popped it up. i also fussy cut out one of the potty people and adhered him under the speech bubble (it occurs to me know, i could have just masked the little potty guy...but alas, that was not the case! ha!).

so that's it! 
i'm pretty sure i'm going to watercolor everything in sight now. lol! 
but first - watercolor paper! :)


  1. This is SO PRETTY! I love the way you colored this~

  2. your first watercolor attempt was SUPER successful! i love this card, and it is so clear that you enjoyed making it :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  3. SUPER SUPER cute! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that you used the watercoloring technique!! FAB first try!! LOVE the little person-- ADORABLE:)

  4. Ok, I am SOLD this is the second AWESOME card with them --- I must have these stamps!!!

  5. This is phenomenal! Girl you are kicking the stuff outta these challenges! Love your style!!! :)

  6. Congrats on you Fab 4 at the play date cafe - I love your modern interpretation of the color scheme!


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