Sunday, March 9, 2014

Believe in Rainbows

This is my version of Donna Mikasa's Celebrate card seen here; a fun watercolour technique that she used for Virginia's View Watercolour Challenge here . (Sorry I could not get the banner to download)

In making my version  I was left with puddles of distress ink on my craft sheet. Following the directions of the challenge "to just add water" I created this birthday card. However, I must admit that because I am on rations of watercolour paper, I attached the front panel to regular cardstock instead of wasting of what could be another card front. This move may disqualify me from the challenge, but oh well I still had fun making both cards.

Inks: Distress ink- Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Mowed Lawn
Stamps: Believe- unknown, Happy Birthday- Hero Arts Fancy Basics
Embossing Powder: Stampin Up Wild Wasabi
Markers: Distress Marker- Pumice Stone
Gems: personal stash


  1. Hello,Jennifer! Your water-coloring cards are absolutely beautiful! You are SO NOT disqualified for not using water-coloring paper. On the contrary, I love the fact that you used a non-water-color product and achieved such a gorgeous result! I love the ink splatter on the card ( right )! Thanks so much for playing the first Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. I'm not sure Virginia understood what you meant, Jennifer, but I agree. I did the same thing, adding my watercolor panel to a card base. Some people still consider this a one layer card and that was not a requirement for Virginia's challenge. I love both your cards btw. I love blotting up the unused color on my sheet. It makes such interesting cards.