Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy Little Stampers January Watercolor Challenge

Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year!
Starting this month I am joining the Watercolor Design Team over at 
I've been on the ATC challenge team for a while and since 
I enjoy Watercolors so much I decided to give that team a try as well!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional "Texture" twist.

For my card I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks.
I started out by doing some ink blending with 3 different color distress inks.
I used Broken China, Twisted Citron and Worn Lipstick.
They are so pretty when they blend together!
After I blended them out I used the Simon Says Stamp
Outline Floral Frame to cut out a panel.
It really was so pretty to see where the colors came out among the flowers!
I backed that panel with vellum to soften the card.
For the main focal point I die cut the Simon Says Stamp
Devonshire Butterfly out of gold foil card stock and added foam tape to the back.
To give a little more interest to the card I added some gold floss 
behind the butterfly in a random bunch.
For the sentiment I stamped Happy Birthday from the Essentials by Ellen
stamp set Wish Big.  I ALWAYS need birthday cards so this was an easy pick!
I watercolored the sentiment strip to match the floral die and adhered it to the butterfly.
I am so in love with watercolors, I love the soft random colors you 
can achieve depending on the amount of water you use.

Come join us for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge this month!
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you get some free crafty time today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🦋Lisa 🦋


  1. beautiful card, love the soft colors you achieved, the butterfly is gorgeous
    Barb Housner

  2. Happy new year to you and your family, fabulous card Lisa.
    Hugs XX

  3. Welcome to the team Lisa. This is such a pretty card!

  4. So pretty in these soft colours! Happy New Year from another new watercolour teammate. :)

  5. Wow Lisa this is simply beautiful with those soft colours. Love the frame and that gold butterfly is stunning. Welcome to the Watercolour Family too.

  6. An excellent selection of colors. Your card is a trip to summer, to the rainbow. Thank you for these beautiful impressions. All the best for you and yours in the New Year

  7. wow, your colour blending throughout your die cut is beautiful. Stunning card, welcome to the team! xx

  8. Your gorgeous soft colour blending on your diecut makes a fantastic border for you card, Lisa! Set off the beautiful gold butterfly so well!