Thursday, January 31, 2019

Happy Little Stampers February Watercolour Challenge

Hello crafty friends and welcome back to another Watercolour challenge
over at the Happy Little Stampers blog!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional "Metallics" twist.
Here is my card for this month.

For my card I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks and since the
theme this month is metallics I heat embossed my image with
gold embossing powder before I colored it.
I chose one of my favorite flower stamps from the 2018 Stamp-A-Faire
with Papertrey Ink. Betsy Veldman designed a beautiful stamp set called 
Painted Poppy and it is just perfect for watercoloring!
First I stamped the poppy with Versamark Ink onto a watercolor 
panel that I cut with a die from the My Favorite Things 
Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner.
Next I heat embossed the flower with WOW gold embossing powder.
I used 4 different distress inks in these colors for my flower:
I also stamped the "thank you" sentiment from the Painted Poppy set in 
Crushed Olive distress ink to match the card.

For the base of my card I die cut a piece of paper from some PTI 
Rustic Cream card stock. I used the largest die from the 
For some added texture I embossed that panel with 
a script patterned embossing folder.
I adhered the watercolor panel on the diagonal and finished 
off the card with some rustic twine.
I love using distress inks to watercolor, there are so
many gorgeous colors to play with!

Come join us for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge this month!
We want to see your watercolor projects.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get some free crafty time today!
Have a great day, I already am!
💐Lisa 💐


  1. I love your layout, love the flower embossed in gold, wonderful card
    Barb Housner

  2. A wonderfully feminine card, Lisa! Your gold embossed flowers are so pretty and delicate looking against the background! :)

  3. Lovely delicate shading on the petals and the gleam of the gold is great.
    Alison x

  4. Such beautiful softness you have here Lisa. Blending of the flower is gorgeous. Love your layout and the embossed background adds so much.

  5. So many beautiful details include your card. I love embossed background, golden gloss of sentiment and this beautiful, softly colored flower. Great inspiration

  6. This poppy is beautiful in pink and gold! I've never seen a text embossing folder before, but I'll be on the lookout for one now, it makes a beautiful background for this.