#597 – A Beautiful Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!!

Addicted to Stamps - Winner

Winner at The Flower Challenge!! Yay!

The Flower Challenge - Winner

Happy Little Stampers Winner!!! Triple yay!!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Winner Badge

Hello! I made this card to send to my crafty friend Helen Gullet quite some time ago, and now that she has received it, I thought of publishing the details in my blog! 🙂


I wanted a sort of messy, sort of vague look for this card. Since the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set had a great combination of both solid and layer stamp (to give the suggestion of flowers), I used that. Of course, there are lots of other stamps like these, but this stamp set had the biggest flowers of them all in my stash. And I wanted to do lots of coloring too! 🙂


So, I started with stamping the flowers, first with distress ink, since I wanted a splotchy look, and then with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed them clear. Same for leaves. I then watercolored them using Zig brush markers. Once dry, I added a few splatters using my Camel Drawing inks.


The sentiments are from Avery Elle Laurels and Altenew Beautiful Day. I used the same stamp sets for my handmade envelope too.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #232: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge: Love and/or Friendship

Timeout challenge is celebrating their third year of running! A BIG Congrats!! 🙂

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  🙂




74 thoughts on “#597 – A Beautiful Day

  1. This is so beautiful Ashwini! just love that stamp set anyway but love the way you coloured it. Such a riot of colour, it looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with ius over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

  2. WOWZERS!!! This is like a super stunning masterpiece, Ashwini! Helen is a lucky girl! Please feel free to send your cards to other friends who appreciate them… cough cough :D.

  3. OMG – this is just soooooooo awesomely colored! Too bad you already sent it off to Helen, although I am sure she is totally in love with it, too!
    Thanks for your wonderful comment on my cat Christmas card – would be great if you would play along at MCV!

    • Thank you Cornelia! But I am actually glad to send it off – I mean, I was happy to see it make someone else happy too – sure you get it! 🙂
      Ahh… (cries) I sooo want to play… I really want to…its been so long since I played!! 🙂

  4. I am beyond words for this card Ashwini, Helen is so lucky to receive this beauty. The way you have used colors is simply stunning, well I love all your cards, and this one is one of the best of yours!

  5. This is so beautiful and so artistic, Ashwini! And the process with clear heat embossing sounds great! I should give it a try! Thank you so much for sharing this at The Flower Challenge!

  6. Well this is just GORGEOUS!!!! Your coloring is amazing. I love the placement of the sentiment, and the black spatters. I am swooning over this one. Thanks so much for joining in our birthday celebration at Time Out!

  7. Ashwini what a stunning creation this is. When your friend received it she must have been blown away with such beauty. Love how you have used the stamp, wow.

  8. WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I could look at it all day! Wonderful creation – you should be so proud. Congrats on your well deserved win at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  9. Ashwini, still gasping at the beauty of your card! Watercolor comes naturally to you, evidently, your blooms are magical! Simply stunning watercolor!!! Thank you for adding your talent to the HLS Watercolor Challenge!!!

  10. Congratulations Ashwini on your win at The Flower Challenge. Totally deserved, such an amazing card. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge last month and hope we see you there again. Aileen DT

  11. Absolutely beautiful, Ashwini! I love this stamp set and I love watercolour and you’ve combined the two perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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