16 April 2019

Altenew April inspiration Challenge : Take 3

 Hi there!

Sometimes its fun to get messy with watercolors and forget all about clean and simple! That's exactly what I did today . To keep the design balanced, I kept the other elements minimal, just added a popped up frame ( inspired by the frame from the picture )  and of course a sentiment ... or three !

As many times before, I have several ideas to play along with the Altenew Inspiration challenge. Here's number 3 for April :

Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets

Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets

Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets

I used :

To achieve the watercolor look for the lower background panel, I smooshed the distress ink over a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and picked up the color from the acetate with the ring stamp from the Watercolor Frame stamp set . I stamped quickly and randomly using the three colors as shown above.

At that stage I was actually finished, but there were some color left over on the acetate which I didn't want to waste. So I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and smooshed it using up all the puddles of color. 

I even made another card with the small piece left over from die cutting the frame. And guess what... I made a CAS card with it 😂 And now I think I like card #2 more than this original card!

I will share this card here in another post later . So stay tuned 😊

Thanks for visiting me today!


1 comment:

Cheryl W said...

I love the summer-y colors of your card. It's so bright and cheerful, and it looks like you really had some fun making it. I was wondering how you made those circles. It didn't occur to me that you actually had a stamp for them. I had visions of you using the bottom of a cup or glass. LOL