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Watercolor plus Sparkle


Thanks for joining me today for another Color It In! card. I chose a very forgiving & simple technique which is watercoloring an embossed image with Distress Inks. The butterflies were white embossed on white cardstock. Next I used a waterbrush to “paint” the image with clear water. To add color I touched the brush to my ink pad & then to the butterfly. You can add more color as desired. To give a tile effect, I then added clear water around the image & colored with Distress Ink using the same technique. The sparkle is provided with spray glitter.

a2z March close up

I arranged the images to determine where I wanted the sentiment & then stamped it in black ink.  Good news!  The Happy Birthday Scroll set is ON SALE in the a2z store!  To add some texture the card front was dry embossed before the butterfly tiles were attached using foam tape for the pink one.

a2z March one

Hope I’ve inspired you to join our challenge this month.  Remember, the prize is a $25 gift certificate to the wonderful a2z scrapbooking store & you can use GRETA15 for 15% off a minimum $25 purchase.

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?.  If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets.  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!


Hero Arts Antique Engravings
Hero Arts Happy Birthday Scroll–ON SALE
White cardstock
White pigment ink
Black dye ink
Distress Inks pumice stone, evergreen bough & picked raspberry
White embossing powder
Water brush
Glitter Dust, Silver
Embossing folder, Geometric Rings
Foam tape

Author: ggnurse

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

2 thoughts on “Watercolor plus Sparkle

  1. so pretty, Greta – love the design!

  2. beautiful–love these butterflies in these soft colors!

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