Wednesday, December 14, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Monika Plays With Water And Colour

Hello Crafty Friends. It's Monika here with an accidental card to share. Initially I intended to do something with stencils and watercolouring, but it wasn't to be. This card popped out instead.

I was still playing with watercolour and water. When the stenciling didn't work the way I thought it would, I simply added more water and colour and my background was born.

I then simply die-cut the medium CUTplortaions Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and used the brush border from the Life In Full Color set to do some water bleaching stamping down one side.

Next, I white embossed my sentiment, added a die-cut heart and layered on my linen effect base card.

I also have a little slide show video featuring the card below, demonstrating my process.

It uses ink refills instead of watercolour.

Here is a look at both my finished cards together.

It is a really easy technique to try. Should you wish to give it or any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts a go, why not link up your project at our Spotlight Project Showcase for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set plus a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks)!

That's it from me for today.
Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Life In Full ColorCUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
SheryRuss_LifeInFullColor-preview preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle


  1. These are both gorgeous and I love the bleached border. Hugz

  2. Monika, Love both your cards. The artsy beautiful backgrounds, die cut hearts and heat embossed sentiments are wonderful. TFS and inspiring us my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  3. What a fabulous result Monika - love your bleach stamping on the background.

  4. Wonderful happy accidents. Love the vibrant colours, the fun technique and the white due cut and sentiment x

  5. Love the pretty color combo and die cut heart! Beautiful sentiment stamp!


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