I realized that it’s been awhile since I’ve played along with the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge and when I saw that this week’s challenge was Watercolor Smooshing I had to break out the distress inks and join the fun! 😉
So here’s my card:
I started off by smooshing Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, and Salty Ocean distress inks onto a craft sheet and spritzing it with water. Then I laid a piece of watercolor paper down on top of the inks and pressed down for a few seconds so the ink could absorb into the paper. Then I tapped the paper in the remaining ink puddles in random areas to get the colors to blend in different spots. I let it dry naturally so the lines would be softer. Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment and bird from the Papertrey Ink Birds of a Feather stamp set and then added the line using a stamp from The Ton Shoe Wardrobe Filled set (it’s one of the shelves!). I added a sprinkling of Guava Shortcake sequins from The Ton for a little extra sparkle. Then I trimmed the watercolor piece down and mounted it to a top-folding A2 black cardstock base!
I love how the pink and blue colors blended to create that purple shade…it reminds me of a bright summer sunset!
I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: B is for… and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Things That Fly! 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
deb duty says
The background is beautiful! Such a lovely card!!
Anja curvers says
Jess, this is lovely! The soft colors in your background show off that little bird perfectly! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Shirley K says
Love the combination of colors and how that smooshing turned out!
your card is beautiful.x
Vickey E. says
Just beautiful. Love the soft colors. I was thinking spring flowers viewed through a window in the rain…
jessica frost-ballas says
Vickey, that’s a great visual! And I can definitely see that, too! 🙂 P.S. I found you on Instagram…I love the coloring you’re posting each day!
Kara Lynne says
Your watercolor panel is gorgeous! The silhouette of the bird is striking against it, and I love that you used the shelf as a perch.
Celeste Goff says
This is just gorgeous! Good luck on the challenge!
jessica frost-ballas says
Thanks ladies! 🙂
Maria f. says
Your DI watercolor BG is just beautiful.
Nancy Penir says
Beautiful Smooshing, Jessica! And lovely card!
Love that soft pastel background and the juxtaposition of the black bird and sentient. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!