Thursday, March 12, 2020

Going for Two!

Today I'm tackling two challenges with one card 


it involves two of my (very scary) 2020 crafty resolutions....



My card 

I stamped my image in black pigment ink onto watercolor paper and began painting.  I'm a beginner so it's fairly simple but as I've said before, baby steps.  Once the watercoloring was complete I decided to fussy cut out the image so I could overlay it onto this pretty b/w diagonal striped patterned paper.  The sentiment is a two part die.  I chose black as the shadow and white for the lettering.  

I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers with an aqua brush as well as some shine to the berries with some Glossy Accents and called 'er done.  I'm hoping that practice builds confidence.

Lil Inkers - Love and Honey
Simon Says Stamp - Thanks die
MFT - b/w patterned paper
Gansai Tambi - watercolors
Tim Holtz - watercolor paper
Altenew - Obsidian Pigment Ink

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Gosh I love those shadowed sentiment dies... the perfect time to use one, Jules!! Your water-coloring is simple, and simply fabulous! and the black stripe was another smart choice!

  2. This looks great! Your watercolouring is very pretty, and the striped panel and b&w sentiment are perfect with the colourful heart bouquet. Watercoluring AND flowers, yay! And thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge.

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  4. I would have never thought you were a beginner at this! You did such a wonderful job watercoloring the flowers! Beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

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  5. Gorgeous floral card Jules. Love the heart shape and those bold black stripes. Lovely big sentiment too. Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  6. Such beautifully coloured flowers, love the blue and such a good idea to have a background of black and white, really makes the colours pop. A fabulous clean, modern card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge. Stay safe!!

  7. So very pretty! Your watercolouring is great and it certainly pops against the black striped patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

    sue n.