Saturday, 15 March 2014

Watercolour View #1

Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs

This card has been in the making for quite a while, but as usual family has to be the first priority. I'm glad to be able to join in with Virginia's first challenge as I was afraid I would miss it.

This card has been inspired by Virginia's View first challenge: Watercolouring.

I've use heavy watercolour paper as I loaded the cardstock with a water wash before I introduced the distress ink colour and glimmer mist shine. While the background was drying I watercoloured my birthday fish with distress inks and gelatos mixed with water. Once the background was fully dry I heat embossed the sentiment in white and stamped the fish. Then stickles, sequins and glossy accents to finish.

Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters In The Sea, Year Two, Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Salty Ocean Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserve, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Paper: White & watercolour card from stash
Highlights: Stickles, white gel pen, sequins, glossy accents, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, gelatos

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


  1. I am SO happy that you got this "labor of love" made!! I love that you used the water-colors for this's utterly sweet and perfect! The little fish are adorable (great job on the fussy cutting and pop-up dimensions)! Thanks so much for linking up to the first Virginia's View's Challenge!

  2. this cards is very cute, love the shades of blue with the yellow fishes :-)

  3. Fab card, Grá - the blue background is beautiful, the swirly bit at the top looks like the undertow of a wave - and those little orange fish really pop.

    Julie :o)

  4. This is brilliant! Very cleverly done with all the texture and shades of blue. What a sweet card. Thank you for visiting my blog too! Emma x


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