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Hello everyone.  I generally avoid coloring images, but watercoloring is fun & forgiving.  That’s the theme for this month’s challenge & I have a card to show you what I mean.  The flowers were stamped & embossed in black. Next I used a water brush to wet one of the flowers.  Then I touched the brush on a Distress Ink pad & touched the flower. The ink moves because the flower is wet, making it easier to color.  More ink was added as needed to get the intensity I wanted.  I continued this process until all the flowers were colored.  After fussy cutting, I fit the image inside the frame & attached it to a dry embossed vellum panel.  The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut & attached with foam tape.  I finished off the card with some little pearls.  Hope I’ve inspired you to try some watercoloring & enter our December challenge.


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Tall Flowers

Live Life

Heavyweight Cardstock


Black Cardstock

Adhesive Backed Pearls

Foam Adhesive

Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large

Embossing Folder Polka Dots

Distress Ink worn lipstick & seedless preserves

StazOn Jet Black

Water Brush




Author: ggnurse

Retired nurse who loves to make cards living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my hubby & Standard Schnauzer puppy dog.

6 thoughts on “Hello

  1. great idea, Greta! love the partial cut around the flowers too!

  2. Such a pretty card Greta! I like the way the flowers overhang the scalloped oval. Beautiful!

  3. Great card Greta~~ — I also enjoy water-coloring, but love to color with my Copics too….for me that is so relaxing! I tend to also LOVE vibrant colors…like Purple….LOL! IN case you never knew! 🙂

  4. Those little flowers are so springy… they make me forget all about winter! You might not like watercoloring, but you’ve done a great job with it!

  5. This is as pretty as can be Greta, love your watercolored flowers!

  6. I love how you fussy cut your flowers…they’re so perfect with this scalloped frame! Really pretty card, Greta!

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