Monday, September 11, 2017

Thinking of You . . .

Hello Everyone!

Over the weekend my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) guided me to the current challenge at the  'Just Us Girls' Challenge Blog where they are using the 'Block Watercolor Stamping' technique.  Now I had viewed this video by Jennifer McGuire before but didn't take the time to try it.   Diane & I both decided to give it a whirl and what a fun & quick technique it is!  With this sentiment on the front, I feel this card could be used for Sympathy, Get Well, or even for someone who has just gone through these terrible hurricanes in the south and are now having to rebuild their lives.

 For my first card I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio.  My flower stamp is by Inkadinkado called Meadow and my sentiment is by Stampendous.  I popped up my water colored panel by adhering two cereal box panels (which were cut a 1/4" smaller) to the back of my water colored panel.  This saves on using so much of my dimensional tape on a larger panel such as this.

 The butterfly accent was an extra I had cut from scraps of other watercolor papers I used on past projects (can't waste that pretty paper you know!  lol)


This second card is a bit more dramatic!
I used the same Tim Holtz Distress Inks but switched out the Fossilized Amber for Abandoned Coral.  The stamp sets used are the same.  As you can see, I've used two different clear blocks for this technique.  I also sprayed this panel and let it run a bit before drying it with my heat gun.

I like how they both turned out ... now to remember this technique for the future!

Challenges to share in:
HeARTful Stamping Challenge -  ATG + a stamp (9/17)
The Artistic Stamper September Challenge - Take a little colour
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Get Well / Thinking of You
House of Cards Challenge - Add Text and/or colors  (TEXT)

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're off to a great start to your week!
Prayers going up for all those dealing with the Hurricane Irma devastation!

As always . . .


  1. Beautiful cards! The block watercolor stamping sounds fun - I need to try that sometime!

  2. These are beautiful! Your background colors are gorgeous!

  3. ohhh simply amazing..I like the beautiful portrayal of dusk...
    VREnchanted Color, Craft and more...

  4. Wow, Darlene, these do make perfect sympathy cards! Beautiful colors and gorgeous silhouette stamps. You're on a roll and I'm loving it!

  5. Oh, both cards are so bold and beautiful

  6. Well done, LOVE what you have accomplished here. You really nailed the technique. Isn't it fun, I LOVE doing it and it always looks spectacular. Your cards are beautiful, glad you could join us over at Just Us Girls!!!!

  7. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck.Have a biceps day
    Anneke DT

  8. Beautifully created, you are a master with those inks for sure!! So fun to see all the different concepts of this challenge...well done my friend (and thanks for the'plug'!!

  9. I'm glad you had fun with this technique, Darlene. I thought it would be fun when I picked it. I love how the image and sentiment hang off the color a little. And thanks for reminding me of that sentiment. I have it and now would be a good time to use it. I'm so glad you shared your wonderful cards with us at Just Us Girls.

  10. I so understand that, there are so many techniques out there to try, but I forget the one before as soon as I see a new one. You have done a fantastic job with both of these, using the silhouette's on them is just gorgeous!!

  11. wow........very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  12. Darlene, both of these cards are beauties! I am a font addict and really love the font on this sentiment. I love this technique - seems easy to do and makes a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  13. Both cards are stunning! Congrats on making Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge last week :)


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