Thinking Of You Watercolor

I have been a follower of Heather Telford at Bits and Pieces for quite some time. She makes the most beautiful watercolor cards with stamps and Memento inks.  My mojo has apparently been on vacation or in the Witness Relocation Program… so I decided to get inky and see if I could channel some of Heather’s talent. Yeah… not there yet.

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For this card I used several stamps from the Foliage #1 set from Artsy Fartsy.  The look is intentional, for those wondering if I was intoxicated while stamping.  The blurry images are meant to look like they are off in the distance while the sharper images are more in the foreground.  You create the blurred background by wetting watercolor paper and stamping into it while very wet.  The sharper images were stamped when the paper had dried some. You can get an in between look by inking your stamp and then spritzing it with water. I was much happier with the results of this before I went back in to “fix” a tiny little something after it had dried.  The effect of watercolor is unpredictable and any time you get too cocky for your own good, it teaches you a lesson in being happy with “good enough”.  I layered the image a couple times, stamped a sentiment from my stash, added some ribbon and dew drops and called it done.  Here’s a quick peek at the inside:


My quick description of the process sounds like it went quickly, but I assure you it would have looked like creating in slow motion with time lapse photography over days time! Now I’m off to go look for my mojo… maybe I accidentally ran it through the wash! Better check the dryer lint filter. Ha!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

***Edited 3/29/14 – I was picked as one of the DT Top Picks at Come and Get It Challenges! 🙂 ***

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11 comments on “Thinking Of You Watercolor

  1. Beautiful watercolour. So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!


  2. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors you used together and the ribbon adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.


  3. Fabby card with stunning colours. Love it. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs


  4. Beautiful colours and colouring! Thanks for playing at Diva’s this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx


  5. Hi Karen,
    What a wonderful card. Such a wonderful little scene you’ve created & I love the watercolour. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx


  6. Great card, love the watercolor effect ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !


  7. Loving your watercolor look, the image and the bright colors you used. Simply put beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chick No Pattern Papers.
    Tamie DT


  8. This is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for participating with us at the Use Your Stuff blog challenge this week! Amanda


  9. Beautiful card and love I love the inking techniques you used! Thanks for joining our ink challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT


  10. Wonderfully done card, lovely watercoloring & great design!
    Thanks for joining us for the Easter/Spring challenge at Come And Get It, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~


  11. Beautiful card, beautiful colors and image. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.


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