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May 29, 2014

Near the Sea...

Today I am sharing another card made with the Summer Whiff of Joy stamp kit. I decided to go for a one-layer card with a watercolor wash background. 

I very rarely make one-layer cards. They may look simple but it is so hard not to mess it up! Being a very messy papercrafter doesn't help either. I actually had to trim some card stock off the edges because I ended up with ink marks.

I started out by masking all the edges of my watercolor card using post-it notes. Then I started to create my watercolor background. Since hubby has his expensive watercolors in his car (and he is at work) I ended up using my children's crayola watercolor paints for the background. I first made the bakground wet using a clean brush. Then I added the watercolor. I used a darker color on the bottom portion. Before removing the post-it notes, I flicked some more color onto the background.

The image has been colored with copic markers and fussy cut. I cut the waves and clouds away so I simply stamped the image onto my background before adhering the fussy cut image. 
Sentiment is part of the Summer Stamp kit. I finished it off by simply adding some twine.
I hope you had a chance to pre-order the kit. There are so many fun image included, plus matching sentiments.Already looking forward to the Fall stamp kit, but it is going to be a little while before it will be available :-)

Playing along here:
4 Krafty Girlz -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - It's a Guy Thing
Addicted to Stamps and More -   Coloring
Crafty Creations -  Use something that begins with "S" (I used a seagull image)
Creative Moments -  Anything goes/twine (2nd week)
Sweet Stamps - No Designer Paper
Card Mania - Clean & Simple
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -One of the Guys Big or Small
Thanks for visiting!


Pia S said...

The colorful background looks fantastic and I love the look of the one layer base and the fussy cut images on top of that. Lovely sentiment too.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an adorable card. Great coloring and design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges.
Delightful Challenges
Design Team

Anonymous said...

very cute card ellie and great job on the one layer watercoloring! the fussy cutting gives it so much dimension.

Amy Johnson said...

this is so cute! I love the design and the scene you created.

Unknown said...

Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Anna-Karin said...

Great card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Hugs Anna-Karin

kenli said...

So beautiful . Stunning creation.Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a Sweet design, love the watercolored background and beautiful coloring on the image. Thank you for joining in this weeks blog challenge at

brenda said...

I'm a very bad blog friend lately Ellie, but just popping in to take a peek to see what I have missed.

B x

Sue said...

Oh, this is super cute! Fabulous layout and colouring. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and we hope to see you again soon! x

Deepti said...

This image is adorable and ur fabulous coloring has made it lifelike :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Lisa :) said...

You're right--one layer cards are very difficult and this is adorbs! Love the watercoloring. Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafty Girls! Hope to see you back next challenge!

--Lisa Crafty Girls DT