Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Watercolor Polka Dots

I love when I am taken out of my comfort zone and challenged to try something new.  Well, not really, but I had fun with The Friday Mashup! #192.


This week's Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with a "Embossing Folder Stamping Technique". Link Here
  • Create a project  with "Mix & Matched Shapes". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "project using the technique with different shapes".

I have added ink to embossing folders before, but not to watercolor with, so this was a nice challenge for me.  And, it turned out to be fairly simple (at least my version was simple).

I decided to use the large polka dot textured embossing folder and used a sponge dauber to add Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist onto the dots.  After spraying the dots with water I transferred the dots to water color paper.  I loved the effect!  I used a heat tool to help make the dots dry faster.

To go with the various shapes theme, I pulled out a few other framelit sets and cut a few different shapes using the same color scheme.  The greeting is from is a Sale-a-bration stamp set, Simply Wonderful Stamp Set, which has a few different greeting types to fit many occasions!  I stamped it in Staz-on black and colored in the Thanks greeting with a Crushed Curry marker.

I also added some cotton twine from Stampin' Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog. This cotton twine set is called Painted blooms and has Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Whisper White baby soft twine!  I added a button.  Funny, the button is actually an Island Indigo button from the Regals Designer Buttons pack. The color of this button happened to match well with the watercolored Marina Mist.

I am glad I tried this technique!  I think it will definitely be something I use in the future.  I like the way the big dots held the color and created such a pretty watercolored effect! 

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  1. Oh..I love the big spots!!!! What a fun and happy card! Thanks for playing along with us at Friday Mashup!

  2. This is a great card! I love everything that is going on and the watercolor polka dots are fabulous!

  3. Love the watercolors! Also those big polka dots!

  4. I love how your background turned out! It's fantastic! Your color choice is also amazing! Great card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Beautiful card Wendi, I made one like yours ..
    You can see it on my blog ;)