Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Splatter It

Eek, I'm excited.
For the whole month of August I will be Guest Designer for the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


We have some fun challenges lined up for you, so I hope you'll play along,
and you'll be in with the chance of winning a $50 gift voucher to spend in the store.
We all love a shopping spree, right?


Here's my card for this week's challenge,
where the theme is



This week SSS are showcasing Ranger inks, so I've used them to
water colour my blooms.
My first EVER attempt at water colouring flowers !!

I embossed my Wplus9 modern anemones in white, die-cut them, and then used distress inks to water colour them.
I'm not really sure how most people do this, but I smudged some ink from the pad, 
onto an acrylic block,  added a little water, and picked it up from there with my paint brush.
It's kind of addictive, isn't it?

I popped the blooms and leaves up with foam tape, onto a stitched scalloped rectangle die from MFT, 
that I splattered with the same distress ink.
(I think I could be a bit bolder with my splatter)  :-)

Distress Inks - Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn

Simon Says Stamp


Jen W. said...

Big congrats on your GD gig, Caroline! That's awesome! And it's hard to believe this is your first time watercoloring flowers - they're stunning!

Lin said...

Welcome, Caroline, what a gorgeous card for your debut with us! I love how this turned out (pinned it!) The teensy scallops make a wonderful frame for your gorgeous design!

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring! Adore the color contrast and fine design elements, Caroline! Happy to have you guest designing with us over SSS Wednesday Challenge!

Tracy Freeman said...

Wow this is your first attempt !!! It's gorgeous ! So happy to have you gdt with us at sss this month x

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Caroline! You will be a STAR as an inspiring Guest Designer! Your gorgeous blossom splatter card is a vibrant sensation!! Love the sweet scalloped edge! Hugs, Darnell

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card Caroline!! the watercolour flowers are so pretty and I love your delicate splattering, I think its perfect with the bold colouring of the flowers. The stitched scalloped border and coloured sentiment are all just so perfect together! Totally LOVE this card :-)

It is so nice to have you along with us this month!! Woo Hoo!! :-)

Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

Hi again, I just noticed that the challenge logo at the top of the post has lost its link to the challenge, would you be able to fix that when you get a mo? ;-) THANKS XXX

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous colouring :)

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you colored the flowers :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful card Caroline! So glad to have you as the guest designer this month! <3 Gayatri xx

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous card Caroline! Love those pretty flowers!! Such a lovely design!

So happy you will be joining us all month!!