#616 – Succulents & Watercoloring – Two Ways

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Hello! You know all those pretty succulent stamps that have been released by so many companies.. I did want to get one, but I never knew which one to choose. I did decide on one thought – Waffle Flower Potted stamp set. Those neatly grouped succulents are perfect for my watercoloring needs! šŸ™‚ And after such a long time after buying them, I finally put the image to good use.

I tried two watercolor techniques. Both involve heat embossing, give a messy look, and are fantastically fun to make.


I prepared two watercolor panels – both with the succulent stamped and heat embossed in white. For the first card, I used my inky fingers to create art. Smooshing my chosen distress inks on an acetate, I misted them, picked the ink using my fingers and started adding dots to the paper. The dots aren’t exactly dots, and were rather messy, creating even more puddles and distortion due to the embossing. I let the panel dry in between a couple more layers of adding colors.. just to add to the splotchy look, and making the colors darker.


Once this dried, I added splatters of the same colors and let it all dry. Finally, I trimmed the piece using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, added the sentiment strip, stamped on vellum.. and mounted it on an off-white cardstock – the only one in my stash.. I don’t even remember where I got it from! šŸ˜€

This card goes to the following challenges –

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #406

CAS Mix Up May Challenge: Stamp + Splatter..+ I chose heat embossing and watercoloring and vellum

Happy Little Stampers: May Mixed Media Challenge: Splats

And here’s the second card –


For my second card, I went more traditional. I used distress inks again, but this time, just used water and a print brush for messy watercoloring. Love the soft tones in this one! šŸ™‚

I die cut the panel using Winnie & Walter Essentials Lana Cutaways, the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts, then mounted the panel on kraft cardstock.


This card goes to the following challenges –

Inspired by All The Little Things Challenge #55 (inspired by the picture… they sure do look like succulents to me!!)

Seven Hills Crafts: May Color Challenge (first set of colors)

Stamplorations: May CAS challenge: Feminine Colors

Thank you so much for stopping by! šŸ™‚



34 thoughts on “#616 – Succulents & Watercoloring – Two Ways

  1. Wowie Wow wow wow!!!! These card are BEA-TI-FUL. You nailed our challenge. Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things!

  2. These are artsy, cool and sound so fun to make! Now, I’ve never tried the “fingerooshing” technique, but I so will… They are both beautiful and I love that succulent, it was my first WF stamp set. My punctuation is… a tie! Yes, I’ll give 10 points for the fun, colorful and loose watercoloring technique in the first card, and 10 points to the beautiful colors, cohesion with the inspiration and beauty in the second card :)!

  3. Great job watercolouring these fun images, Ashwini! Both cards are so pretty and it’s fun to see how different the colours are with just using a different tool (finger / brush) to apply the colour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Fantastic cards! I love the watercolouring of the images, and especially the soft look of the second card. Thanks for joining us at the Seven Hills Crafts challenge this month.

  5. Beautiful flowers and colours – great job capturing a real southwestern feel! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  6. Gorgeous watercolouring as usual but i love the first one more only cause i love messy techniques!

  7. Your card is great. I like the colors and the way you made the splatters.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  8. This is so beautiful! Love the layering of colors on here! Thanks so much for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!

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