Monday, 15 February 2016

Watercolour Meadow

Hello peeps, hope you had a lovely weekend.

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Somerset so I thought I'd show you a bright cheerful card. 

This was so simple to make but I love the effect, I got the idea from an old stamp brochure. I coaxed some wood mounted flower stamps out of hiding (these are all Hero Arts) and Distress Ink pads in various colours. 

Just ink up the stamp and then spritz it a couple of times with a fine mist of water before stamping onto watercolour card.  Spritz again without re-inking to get even more of a watercolour effect.  

I've finished off with a Crafters Companion butterfly (inked and spritzed using the same technique) and a Stamps Away sentiment stamped in black Memento. The doodled black border makes the colours pop a bit more.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
THE PENCIL CASE  M = More than one
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - One Layer!
 Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #117 Anything goes with a twist: sentimental
 Craft your passion - #299 Anything Goes
 TTCRD - Anything Goes (always) 9Feb
ABC Challenge - B is for B (Bright)
 Cardz 4 Galz 15 - Fantastic Florals

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

This is a fabulous effect Katrina and certainly suits a bright sunny day (which we have in Dorset too!!) xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Katrina, so bright and the watercolour effect.

Bad Kitty said...

very nice!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Sue said...

Katrina, this is beautiful - your a really talented and inspirational crafty lady - I love this and would never have the nerve to try it - I like to know how something is going to look before I commit it to card! - I'm not good at anything random!

Theresa Pace said...

great finish here. you achieved the watercolour effect you were after. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Pollard Carole said...

So pretty this is a great idea it looks fabulous love and hugs Carole x

brenda said...

Lovely stamping and inking Katrina, a real hint of spring going on there.

Many thanks for joining in our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lynne K said...

Love the watercolour effect, Katrina, a really pretty card! Good to see those old HA stamps again, they may be old but they still look fresh! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Melissa Bove said...

Such a lovely card! The watercolor flowers are so pretty! Love the colors too!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 117 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh what a lovely and elegant card. Thanks for playing along with us at CYP. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn, CYP DT

Joan said...

Lovely bright and happy card with great watercolour stampinh

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

Lovely card
thanks for joining us at ABC challenge
hugs Lisbeth
DT-ABC challenge

Lea Brawn said...

Wow just gorgeous. A very pretty card. X