Sunday, May 31, 2015

Balloon Bash in a watercolor background

It's a dreary weekend in Chicagoland!  Cold and rainy for an end of May weekend.  Perfect weekend to spend some time in my stamp room.  I feel like I haven't been able to make time to stamp so I decided it was time to carve out some of my own time today.

A little inspiration always helps...  Today I decided to try to play along with The Friday Mashup.

This week's Mashup! Challenge is:
  • Create a project with "Watercoloring".
  • Create a project using "the Sketch".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Watercolored Project using the Sketch".

I wanted to use the new 2015-2017 Stampin Up in-colors.  I love the richness of these colors and I couldn't wait to use them!

For this card I used the Work of Art stamp set and played with my own version of a watercolor effect. I stamped the smaller watercolor swoosh in Mint Macaron, stamped off then sprayed the stamp with some water before stamping.  The water helped move the color around on the stamp.  The rest of the card was stamped and fussy cur with coordinating cardstock and stamp pads using the other 3 2015-2017 In Colors from Stampin' Up!  I can't wait until Tuesday when the new catalog goes live! Always good to refresh my stamp collection.

Have a great one!

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  1. Hi Wendi, what a happy looking card! I love the watercolour wash in the background. Thanks so much for joining us for the Friday Mashup Challenge this week.

  2. Such a cheerful card! Love the color combo! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Friday Mashup!

  3. I love your tone-on-tone stamping of the balloons. What a great way to incorporate watercoloring into the background. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.