Tuesday, 10 February 2015

OLC Watercolour Thanks

Grá O'Neill Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks

I've coloured directly on to the Paper Smooches stamps with distress markers, huffed and stamped while masking the silver vase. The leaves were then shaded with a distress marker. The Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Inspirational Photo was a great starting point, I focused on the big blooms in a solid darker vase, the pink colours and the silver mirror surface. 
I have a very neglected large silvery vase that used to be polished and displayed, but now languishes in a corner. I may have to get the polish out this weekend and bring some bright springtime cheer to my house. Instagram has the before shot, but I don't know when the after shot will go up, if you discount my stamped vase!

Grá O'Neill Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks

Thick watercolour paper meant that my die cut nearly all the way through, so a label is keeping everything in place on the inside, just in case we have a wardrobe malfunction and something falls out! However it was worth it as I love the watercolour effect of all the blended distress makers on the textured watercolour paper.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC136: Must Love Watercolor
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge OLS13: You Blend!
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge 8-14 February: Inspiration Photo
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: All Things Bright & Beautiful

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2015/02/february-8-14-picture-perfect-challenge.htmlSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks

Ink: Encore Silver
Paper: Watercolour card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Mowed Lawn

Hope you enjoyed your visit today and see you again soon!


  1. Beautiful card! Love those water color flowers!!

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


  2. Beautiful card. Love your colouring. Nicola x

  3. This is gorgeous!!!! I also meant to tell you awhile ago that you were the only one to get my little joke.. The stacked elephants card, meant Tons of Thanks, so you are so clever to have gotten the joke!!!

  4. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE this Sweet Card!! =) Such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! Your Water Coloring is just AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for joining us in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!! I hope you'll join us again next week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  5. LOVE the distress marker effect on those flowers! They look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  6. Very pretty - I love your flowers - great effect. :)

  7. Beautiful CAS design! Love the way the watercolored vase steals the show! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Sooo pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Stunningly pretty blending on those flowers on the watercolor paper! And I love how you made sure the letters would stay put...very good problem-solving there. This is a lovely card, and I thank you for sharing it with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge.


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