Distressed Watercolor Berries

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Using some Penny Black stamps to create a card with non-traditional colors today.

Very simple to do...I just inked up the background stamp with three colors of Distress Inks, misted with water and stamped onto my watercolor paper.  When that was dry, I stamped the same image in Versamark, offset to the right and heat embossed with some snowy embossing powder.

Then, I stamped the sentiment, distressed the edges and added three little rhinestones...and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow and Ranger watercolor
Ink:  Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers; Versamark and Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Penny Black Happy Berries and Berry Merry
All the other stuff:  WOW embossing powder, EK Success powder tool, heat tool, water mister, distressing tool and misc. rhinestones

Challenges entered:

Virginia's View Challenge:  all things distressed

December's Theme: All Things Distressed

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  winter inspiration


Merry Monday #139:

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  1. Such a beautiful creation! Love the watercolor look!

  2. The background on your card is so gorgeous! I love the depth you've created. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Merry Monday.

  3. Great stamping technique! Love the offset embossed layer. Looks like a winner to me!

  4. Simple and so beautiful, I love the image!!
    Greetings Gundi

  5. This is so pretty, love the distressed edges

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Lee-Ann! I love the colors and you have used the Distress Inks as watercolors superbly! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! The watercoloring is exquisite. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge.

  8. Incredible design as always Lee-Anne. Love your watercoloured cards ... and the colour combo is so pretty. The added stamping with the glitter embossing powder adds lots of sparkle. Loll xx

  9. So pretty. Love the added texture from the embossing powder. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Winter Inspiration Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  10. Wow, Lee-Anne, this is beautiful! Love the watercolors and the "snowy" stems! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!


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