Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Throwing a Little Color on My Comfort Zone

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Today's card was an experiment to break out of a crafting rut. It is also for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog.  It was time to get out of my comfort zone.

Some days I seem to be able to use water color mediums, and other days I do not.  I was determined to used the powdered water colors- Colorburst and Brushos- with a stencil.  The stenciled background was done on mixed media paper.  I love how this turned out.  I finally got the right mix of powder and water.
It was a perfect background for this awesome sentiment from the new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Inspirational Word Art 2 Stamp Set.  The bird silhouette from the His Wings Stamp Set was the perfect finishing touch for this card.  I added strips of paper for the banner portion of the Retrosketch, below, that I used.

I am also linking up to~
Fusion- When I saw the inspiration photo, the chair backs immediately reminded me of stencils!  I loved the colors too!
Addicted to CAS= 'Watercolor'

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Wow, this is awesome. This needs to be framed. Love it. I never used Colorburst or Brushos. Love the results. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stunning card! This is awesome, Jo x

  3. OMG! What an awesome card! Love how you used the colours in the Brushos/ColorBursts. And the stamping is perfect for it. :)

  4. this card is just so fabulous and wonderful..love it...
    Wondered what stencil you used?
    TFS and inspiring,

  5. Love it all! Those colors are fabulous. The circles just rock. The sentiment is perfect. I'd say your watercolor experiment was a huge success. Oh - and those paper strips... so inspiring.

  6. Ermagerrrrhd. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I'm totally pinning it so I can drool over it again later. That inky background is ah-mazing. Thanks for playing along at Fusion!

  7. I love the background! watercolor is tricky, I agree some days I feel like I can totally get something awesome from
    watercolor and other days, not so much! Thank you for the inspiration! I also linked my card to the Fussion challange, cheek it out! http://couponsahmiam.blogspot.com/2016/10/sweet-and-simple-cards.html

  8. OMG! TOTAL HOME RUN! Whatever you did..keep doing it! I love the watercolor and nothing got muddy.. all nice bright colors!


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