Hello and welcome! We’re finally starting with the Happy Little Stampers challenge!! Yay!! As always, the watercolor challenge comes up first, on the first of the month! And this time, there is an optional theme ‘Wings‘.
However, this time, I didn’t go with the theme and went with the ‘Anything Goes‘ option. And here’s what I made –
I went seawards! I thought the mermaid would be fun to watercolor after such a long time. She’s from Waffle Flower Mermaid Mail stamp set, and so are all the other images. I stamped them in light toned inks and then watercolored them using distress ink. The watercolor paper is from Hndmd. Once everything dried, I added a few splatters of blue and purple, but dried them off with paper towel before they dried completely. This ended up showing off the splatters without the colors being too deep.
For assembling, I used a white card panel to cut out a window using the MFT Watercolor Wash, then adhered it over the watercolor panel. I had thought of adding the sentiment in the watercolored panel, thought after adhering the frame, I felt that there was too much space below, so I ended up stamping the sentiment on the top. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid stamp set, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
And that’s my card! Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to check out what the rest of our DT made for the Watercolor challenge. And join the fun with your own watercolored projects!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wow! Beautiful card. I love the vibrant colors.
Thank you Nandini!
Beautiful card, and the hair really caught my eye, with the vines. Hope you are doing well Ashwini, had been away for too long, with moving and all…finally settling in now….. I tried messaging you, not sure if you use the same number.
Thank you Rahmat!
I always enjoy cards that take me to the sea and yours does just that! LynB xoxo
Thank you LynB
How lovely to see the return of the happy little stampers challenges. Your card is perfect and what wonderful watercolouring. My granddaughter, who will be 8 soon has decided her birthday will have an underwater theme. I have been struggling to come up with an idea for her card, so thank you for the inspiration. sorry for my late visit too, I have got all behind xx
Thank you for stopping by, Hilary! I am delighted to have served some inspiration for you! Wish your granddaughter a most wonderful birthday!