Watercolor Blooms

Day 2 of MFT Camp Create mixed with Just Add Ink is what I have been working on with this card.


I used the MFT Flower in Bloom stamp and matching die for this card. I stamped in Versamark and Gina K Designs Black ink and embossed in clear. I like to emboss in clear when watercoloring to keep the water where I want it. I used Ranger WC paper. The colors used are Pale Payaya and Polished Pink from SU 2021 – 2023 in colors. I like Pale Payaya as it is a light peach color and lovely to color. The Polished Pink is a bright pink.

Watercolor Slimline

I am sharing my card for the Challenge Your Stash group at Splitcoast Stampers. I will also enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


The background is watercolor with pigment powders from Stampin Up. I used Bristol Smooth paper for all of the watercolor pieces. The gold die cuts are using MFT Floral Focus Card kit dies. I found the best way to cut these dies is with the die face up and add waxed paper between the die and paper. The theme for the Challenge Your Stash is watercolor, so I used watercolor pieces from my stash.

Charlie Brown Brings me Joy

The As You See it Challenge is to finish the sentence: _________ Brings me Joy. I chose Charlie Brown. Watching Charlie Brown videos for any holiday is a long time tradition in my family. I have been married 28 years and I can’t remember a holiday we have missed, especially Christmas.


I have a very old Charlie Brown stamp from Stampabilities called Peanuts Gang Caroling. The woodgrain stamp is Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain. I colored the Charlie Brown characters with SU Watercolor Pencils. I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear powder. The woodgrain is stamped with Memento Desert Sand ink.

This is a large part of our families life. I think after the VHS viewer dies, then the DVD player, we will begin purchasing streaming video.

World Card Making Day Card

I did complete a card on World Card Making Day. The stamp set used is Martha’s Flowers from Joy Clair.

Martha’s Flowers in watercolor

I have used this maybe one time and had quite a few pieces ready to watercolor. I chose one and began coloring. I used Stampin Up watercolor pencils. This will be linked to the Joy Clair challenge #2: https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/10/world-card-making-day-2019-with-joy-clair-challenge-2.html

This was the only card I created on World Card Making Day. It was enough for me.

Update on November 1…this card won a prize in the World Card Making Day challenge with Joy Clair. https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/10/time-for-winners.html

Garden Grow

I stamped with a new set recently, from Maymay Made It, called Garden Grow.


I stamped the image in Versafine Claire Blue Belle ink, the only Claire ink I own. I was struggling with other inks as I wasn’t able to get a fully stamped image. It still had issues with the Claire ink, but I was able to finally get a fully inked image.

I colored the flowers with Tombow markers and the watering can with Memento markers. I grounded the can with a combination of Kraft and Sandy Beach inks from Gina K Designs. I stamped a small image from the set all over the Kraft carstock with Versamark ink. This was fun to color when it was finally fully inked.

Camellia One in a Million

Power Poppy has a challenge to use emboss resist. I chose to use the Simply Camellias stamp set, along with a Paper Smooches greeting from Kindness Sampler. This card will go along with both challenges.


I decided to place the flowers as a border with the greeting in the middle. I colored the flowers with Stampin’Up markers, that were from 2002. They still work great and were quite easy to add a bit of water to spread the color.



Progressive Card Making Day 1 Advanced

Day 1 Watercolor

This lesson was about watercoloring the image. I chose a Unity set called God is Love. I masked the flower image each time I stamped another flower. Ink colors used: SU Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Berry Burst, Tombow 451-Sky Blue, 055-Process Yellow. The final detail I was to add sparkle to the flowers using a Crafter’s Companion clear Sparkle pen.

All That You Are

Happy Birthday Watercolor

I often participate in challenges with Split Coast Stampers. This card meets two of the challenges this week. It meets WT730 Waters Edge, where I needed to do something with water. I chose to watercolor. The other challenge is CC729 Color Challenge. The colors are Tide Pool, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green, all listed as SU colors. I have few actual SU ink colors, so usually substitute. I used Hero Arts Tide Pool for the blue background. I do own SU watercolor pencils so I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green in the pencils, coloring the flowers and leaves. Sweet Corn by Gina K Designs is a match to So Saffron. I did a bit of sponging on the Birthday oval with Lawn Fawn Guava, which is a great match for the Melon Mambo. I even sponged the ribbon. I added a few sequins for something extra. The stamp set used is called All That You Are by SU. I do enjoy watercolor as it gives fast coloring.