Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MIM #247

This weeks Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is something I so want to be better at - watercoloring. I've collecting all sorts of "essentials" for this style - clean color markers, gansai tambi, water brushes, and I always seem to have more success with a plain old paintbrush, a pot of water, and a few ink pads.
I was thrown a bit by the "watercolor set" in the challenge brief so I made a set of different but similar birthday cards. They're much more girly that my usual cards - must be Melissa's influence.
I don't have any of PTIs ready printed watercolor paper so I stamped the outline flowers from Vintage Linens on watercolor paper with MFT steel grey ink. (this set had been in and out of my basket for months until I finally decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did). I then "painted" them with PTI Plum pudding, Autumn rose and Lavender moon inks.
I can't tie ribbon bows - I try and try but the loops and ends never go the way I want them!
I love the new Shaped sayings series - can't wait to see whats coming next. I cut this out of smoky shadow card and used spray adhesive to mount it (first time using this technique, and the sentiment fell straight off the card 5 minutes later so I'm not sure I'll be using it again)
These are the 3 cards I made, all using the same colours but different flower layouts and switching the sentiment for the last one.

I tried a few different color combinations
This one is Terracotta tile, canyon clay, orange zest and harvest gold together.


  1. Oh these turned out so pretty! I love the yellow blooms! I didn’t have the printed watercolor paper either! Beautiful cards Sarah!

  2. These are beautiful! What a clever use of this stamp set. They turned out lovely!

  3. Your card set turned out just lovely Sarah! I love that stamp set too...it never fails to make such pretty cards! Love your yellow blooms too! :0)

  4. Super pretty cards- I've never used spray adhesive- love the die cut sentiments with the flowers.

  5. Nice job on the challenge.. it was a fun one to try.. your cards came out great.

  6. What a pretty set of cards! Love all the pink.

  7. Love, love your bold sentiments and color combos!! Awesome cards!

  8. These turned out so great! I, too, am a big fan of those die greetings, very nice work!