Good Monday Morning!
Did you have a pleasant Easter Sunday?
Eat lots of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies?
Well, if you are burnt out on bunnies and eggs,
check out today's challenge at
The Pink Elephant Challenge!
This week's challenge
There are a lot of watercolor techniques out there in the paper crafting world so there is no one technique.
You can use watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gelatos, dye ink, or plain ole watercolors!
I used my Dylusions spray ink and water and a brush for my project. Only after I was done did I remember I have watercolor pencils and watercolor paints!
Guess that's an indication I need to use them more often! LOL
I even recently bought some gelatos but I need to play around with them a bit more.
So here is my card:
STAMPS: Sentiments on watercolor(Inkadinkadoo); You Sentiment - Stash
PAPER: White cardbase. Green cardstock for leaves; DP -Dolled Up (My Mind's Eye).
INK: Dylusions Spray ink; Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves-(Memento).
EXTRAS: Leaf Die (Taylored Expressions); Clip die (Taylored Expressions); Label die (Reverse Confetti); Doily; Pink Chevron ribbon (Pretty Pink Posh); flowers (Prima); homemade enamel dots.
I used my pink, red, yellow and orange colored Dylusions inks and just painted them on watercolor paper with a brush, mixing them as I went. Then, I used a flicking technique to flick a little bit of green here and there. I made a larger sheet of the painted background to have plenty to play around with. Like I mentioned above, there are lots of different watercolor techniques. PaperCrafts' current Stamp It issue has a section on watercolor techniques using different mediums.
I also used homemade enamel dots on my card. I saw a tutorial on how to do this. Very easy! Just take some of those plastic beads and melt them down! Much less expensive than the packs sold from different venders! Click HERE for the tutorial.
Now, stop over at
and check out
my fellow design team member's projects
as everyone has fabulous cards
using different techniques!
Then go give a try at the watercolor technique
and link your project
We love to see your creations!
My card is for the
Pink Elephant Blessings!