Friday, 22 April 2016

I'm back over on A2Z Scrapbooking today to share another watercolour backgrounds.  Our theme this month is Watercolouring.  I enjoy making watercolour backgrounds.  One of my favourite ways is to use a Smooshing technique.  I mainly use Distress inks to make these as they turn to water colours when sprayed with water.


For this one, I used some blue and green inks and smooshed them onto my craft sheet and dragged my watercolour paper through it.  Once it dried I used a few colours of Lindy's Stamp sprays to add some pinks and the dot of yellow.  I then put it through an embossing folder for added texture.  Next I die cut the Butterfly Die (DI078) from some hot pink card stock.  I used some Black Metallic Decor dots for the body.  My sentiment is white embossed and is from Color Layering Happy Day Flowers (CL864) -Note:  This popular Stamp set is currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!   This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!

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Edited:  thanks to Monika's reminder, I've added to the 1st challenge at Creative with Stamps, 
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Lin said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! Love the combination of watercolored background and the tiny flowers embossed, and that big butterfly is the perfect topper!

Monika Reeck said...

love the smooshed technique on this lovely card Dawn
why dont you join once more at Creative with Stamps?that butterfly in PINK is stunning

Arlene said...

That HA butterfly is one of my favorite dies. Beautiful card.

Greta said...

Striking & beautiful, Dawn!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Dawn - love the softly coloured and beautifully textured background.

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - what a beautiful butterfly! I love the bright pop of color, too!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the effect of your watercolored background with the embossed flowers and your butterfly is such a beautiful focal point! Love how you layered your sentiment and card base, too!

Monika Reeck said...

Thanks for joining Dawn and dont forget to put our Grafic :) many thanks for join again Dawn

Helen F. said...

That beautiful BIG Bold butterfly looks great on the watercolored embossed folder background, Dawn.
Thank you for playing along with Creative With Stamps~Butterfly Challenge

MaryV said...

Love the big, bold butterfly and the beautiful embossing! your card is really so beautiful, Dawn. Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge!
Mary (DT member)

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

Beautiful card - I love black and a strong color like your pink together so much :)
Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps", Eunice

Lilian said...

Pretty card! Beautiful background...and butterfly!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio