Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Water-based Inks

 The Current Challenge over at Art Impressions is to use water-based inks to make a card. This challenge celebrates the release of 3 new watercolor sets!!! Can't wait to get my hands on those!

Even though the challenge is in celebration of the new watercolor sets, I decided to try something different and do some water coloring to fill in an image. I have watched Bonnie Krebs (Art Impressions owner and designer) watercolor one of the "girlfriends"  images several times at stamp conventions and she makes it look so easy that I decided to try it myself.

I used stamps from the Shop Set, along with some distress inks (Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet) and a few Spectrum Aqua markers (don't remember the color names- but they provided all of the brown tones in the card) smooshed or scribbled onto my palette.  It was fun, but certainly not a quick as Bonnie can do it!

After it dried I die cut it with one of my new stitched rectangle dies from Gina Marie and layered it with some solid colored card stock and a strip of patterned paper. The card is finished off with a die cut tag embossed with one of the sentiments from the stamp set.

After I was done with that card, I just couldn't leave it at that. I HAD to make a watercolor card too! Click here to see the second card I made.

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Thanks for checking out my card!


  1. RUN RUN RUN Great job appropriate for this time of year LOL

  2. You did a beautiful job with the coloring!!