Thursday, October 9, 2014


Last night I was just playing around making some watercolor backgrounds and today did something with them. 
For the first card I just stamped on top of the dry background and then painted in the flowers and leaves with watered down distress ink.  For the second card, I felt the background was too vibrant for my taste, so adhered a piece of polka dot vellum on top to soften the colors.  Added the die cut leaf (also watercolored) and a few "raindrops" - done and dusted.

I am entering these in CASology's "splatter" challenge, Simon Says Stamp "watercolor" challenge, and TIMEOUT challenge which is "autumn leaves".  The latter challenge used a card by Heather Telford as inspiration - she does such gorgeous watercoloring.  My dabbles couldn't ever compare, but it's fun to try.

Supplies: Hero Arts leaf stamp; Cheery Lynn leaf die;  Penny Black "Softly" stamp; Distress inks - wild honey, dried marigold, seedless preserves, peeled paint, tumbled glass, spun sugar, squeezed lemonade; EZ Runner vellum tape

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty


  1. Love them both, Betty! Love your idea to add the polka dot vellum!

  2. Wow both are really beautiful in their own unique way! Adding the vellum to tone down something is a great idea!

  3. Two beautiful cards with these great backgrounds.... a great idea with the vellum :-)
    I will show my Christmas card on flickr when the class is over :-))

    Have a great weekend

  4. Two really gorgeous cards, Betty! I love how you painted in the flowers and leaves on your first card, and how you added polka dot vellum on your 2nd card!

  5. Both gorgeous cards Betty, lovely designs and I love the pretty blending and splattering.........a beautiful stamped image and lovely details!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heaather xx

  6. gorgoeus water coloouring Betty and what an inspired idea to add vellum to the second card. So pleased you shared with us at TIME OUT Challenges

  7. Two simply beautiful cards Betty! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. Wow, these two cards are gorgeous.

  9. Great leaves! The purple reminds me of the colour of the sky that is sometimes like that in Autumn... Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  10. These are so lovely, Betty ... the first is so delicate, perfect with the soft background watercolouring! What a great touch the vellum is on your second card ... the subtle finish really makes that gorgeous leaf pop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  11. Betty, both cards are gorgeous! I adore the first card, the splatters are so subtle and soft and accentuate the flower buds so nicely! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!


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