Thursday, June 12, 2014

Watercolors Meet Mixed Media and Shabby Chic...

Hello, again! Today's card is loaded with techniques and fun...I hope you agree! I have a very special use in mind for this card.

It started with a text stamp on watercolor paper. The next step was to color with bright watercolors in orchid, turquoise, and green. Then cheesecloth was adhered using gesso to secure it, and once dried, the cheesecloth/gesso areas were spritzed with homemade sprays in turquoise and light green. Then, crackle texture paste was added using a stencil. Once the base was done, it was time for embellishments! :)

Here are some closeups around the four corners...

The white rose is made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die...

The butterfly was double-punched, with clear coarse glitter added to both layers...

Text Stamp:   Inkadinkado          Stencil:  Memory Box Rings & Puddles
Dies:   Memory Box Whimsy Circle;   Poppy Stamps Massa Leaf Background;   Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs;
Spellbinders Rose Creations
Punch:   Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Double Punch         
Flowers:   Melissa Frances (white pompom);   Prima (branch and seeds);   Wild Orchid Crafts (sweetheart blossoms)
Dotted muslin strip:   FreshLemonBlossoms on Etsy           White burlap:
Pearls:   Recollections;   Queen & Co.            Watercolors:   Sakura Koi 
Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste          Miscellaneous:   eyelet trim, gesso, cheesecloth

Thanks for joining me for the watercolor fun this week. Tomorrow I'll end the week with one more Fathers Day card before Sunday's holiday.


  1. What a stunning card and the colours are lovely ....x
    Happy crafting ..

  2. Wow Kathy this is stunning. I love the beautiful colours xx


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