Watercolor Stamping


I’m so loving my journey with watercolors! That being said, I’ve kind of been so obsessed that I haven’t been making as many cards and my stash is getting low. I decided to do some watercolor stamping with this Concord and 9th Floral Fill-in stamp set and the die is also from C&9. I used distress inks and Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. I didn’t think the colors would be this vibrant! I really loved the out come. The colors are very tropical and bright. Thank you for taking time to look.


Color Challenge


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This weeks challenge is a color challenge, the colors are: pink, mint and navy. I haven’t used last months new Concord & 9th stamps so set about coming up with ideas using those.  I was really happy with the way this card came out.

I stamped the C&9th stripes and sayings background stamp with Stampin Ups pacific point ink and cut it to 4”x5 1/4” I adhered it to some dessert storm 100 lb card stock. I then stamped the laurel wreath stamp with green parakeet from Papertrey Ink and the darker color green was archival green from Ranger. I die cut the wreath with the coordinating dies. I cut the hello from the same die set 3x and layered them.



Oldie But Goodie

E99E2EF9-ECF0-487F-83DB-FC2A8E2648DC  I wanted to use this Hero Arts bird stamp that I used a lot right after I bought it, but haven’t used it in a while. I wanted to use the pattern for the challenge Stamp Ink Paper 154. I used a watercolor scrap that I just happened to have on my desk and I scored the top to cover a groove I made while scoring my cardstock. I enjoyed this challenge.

Copic Colored Florals


I used my copics to color this image from Unity Stamp Company. The stamp is from their Kit of the Month for December 2017. If you become a member you can buy past kits for quite a good price and the membership is a good value as well.

I kept with a pretty simple color pallet as I tend to use too many colors and my finished piece isn’t very cohesive. Some of the foliage looked like succulents so I colored those more of a blue green. I cut out the floral image with some infinity diesand cut a teal piece the same size. I cut the teal piece half and attached to the back of the floral piece. The edges looked bare so I cut a tag with teal paper (I copied this idea from someone else) I cut the tag in half and put them on the ends to polish it off!


Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 146

1DE02EC1-A1DC-433C-980F-4A7D790FEA11   This weeks challenge, food and drink. I wanted to create my own paper for this challenge. I took a stamp of a pear and fussy cut it out, I traced around it lightly. I didn’t want it to be random so I made rows. I die cut it with a wonky stitch die. I stamped the sentiment right on the pears so I didn’t cover up any of my hard work.

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 145

7FFF7A85-EFD1-4E65-9311-0800714BBE63This weeks challenge is ombré. I was inspired by a Catherine Pooler geometric stamp set. I wanted to try out my new Stamperatus and knew this set would be perfect. I had the white fish already die cut out from a previous card. I kept the sentiment small and understated. The last touch was a few water bubbles with glossy accents.

Living in a river community means making lots of fish themed cards for lots of occasions. It’s nice when I can combine a challenge with creating something that people want.