Watercolor Background

I went with the MFT Color Challenge for this week again, as well as the Background Bonanza.  They are great colors and I came up with a lot of background ideas.


So this time, I used white embossing powder (would have used clear on my white watercolor paper, but it had gotten a smear of ink from the alcohol ink background on it) and embossed the MFT Magical Mandala background stamp.  Then had some fun with a couple of watercolors (Peony and Violet) that went wonderfully with the color challenge colors.  The sentiment is from the MFT Seasonal Sentiments set and was embossed in white on gray card, then popped up.  I did cut out the mandala piece before embossing the sentiment.  There’s a bit of gray with silver ribbon on there to add a bit of fun and sparkle to this Christmas card.

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This was fun.  Mess, but fun to make.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!

Camp Create Day 1

My Favorite Things had a Camp Create this week.  I wasn’t able to participate daily, as work and life got in the way, but I did play.

Day 1 was Wonderful Watercolor:  Print

The challenge was to use some form of watercolor.  So, I did a watercolor background.  I actually used a couple of different blues from the Ken Oliver Color Burst line, lots of water, and I added a bit of Perfect Pearls powder to it for some sparkle.

As it is July and I am very behind on Christmas cards, I decided to do each challenge as a Christmas card.

For this set, I used the BB Beast Friends set.

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I added some shimmer white paint at the bottom for my snow.  I had stamped a few foot prints, so painted around those to look like they had sunk into the snow a bit.

This was definitely a fun one.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!


One of the things I got at the Scrapbook Expo last weekend was some Ken Oliver Color Burst watercolors.  I was able to play for a few minutes this morning.  This is definitely going to take some playing, but I really like them.

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I had taken some Neenah Solar White #110 card stock and embossed a rectangle in clear, then embossed the large flower from the MFT Card Kit on top in rose gold.  I had planned to do this card, as well as several others for the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge last week, but this is the only one I had time to do and I did it this morning.

I only used the violet and the blue from the colors, but I love the way this turned out.  It probably would have worked better had I been on watercolor paper, but this was what I had.

Used a bit of green vellum and some sparkly purple embossing powder for the sentiment, which is from the MFT Brushstroke Expressions set.

As usual, this looks so very much better in person, and I will eventually get better at taking pictures.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!  Have a wonderful day!