Sunday, March 8, 2015

Watercooler Challenge 19

Welcome to challenge #19  Bev submitted this photo as our challenge.
Beautiful! But it had me stumped for a bit. Here is what I finally decided to go with.
I ran* Crushed Curry, Rose Red & Elegant Eggplant down a damp piece of Watercolor Paper then ran Night of Navy down over it. I also drop those same colors onto scraps of watercolor paper for the punched flower.  I used the Hello You Thinlits to cut the thanks out the Whisper White front, I stamped the words from Crazy About you then ran it through the Big Shot first with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to deboss it then again in the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder to emboss it.

Stamps: Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White & Rose Red CS & Watercolor Paper
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant & Night of Navy
Misc: Decorative Dots & Spring Flower Embossing Folders, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot, Artisan Embellishment Kit 

* For the background watercolor I lightly spritzed the watercolor paper with water and propped it up at a slight angle. Next I dripped a couple of drops of re-inker in each colors ink pad lid. I used an Aqua Painter to pick up the ink so that the tip was deeply colored, I squeezed plenty of water into the tip and colored about 1/2" at the top of the paper letting it run down the paper(spritzing with more water as needed to help it run). From left to right I roughly colored thirds of the paper in Crushed Curry, Rose Red & Elegant Eggplant. The last step was Night of Navy that I ran across the top in a narrow line letting it run down over the previous colors.


  1. Kath, this is a wonderful card. You've worked in all the colors and rounded edges of the inspiration piece. Beautiful card.

  2. Your card is beautiful, Kath! I love the flower!

  3. Kath this is amazing. The colours are so vibrant and free. Now I need that watercolor paper!! Did you drop the colours from the reinkers?? Thanks for accepting my challenge.

  4. This is beautiful, Kath! It's definitely a "WOW!" card. I love the watercolored paper, and the flower pulls everything together. Great take on the inspiration!

  5. Hi Kath, what a wonderful "take" on the inspirational photo. I love the rainbow effect and those curved lines. I think few more details regarding the watercolouring might have helped with the CASE I'm already planning.

  6. Thanks everyone, I'm going back and adding watercoloring details.

  7. Great card, Kath! This is a great take on the inspiration photo.