Tuesday, July 9, 2019

STAMPlorations Celebrating!

July is World Watercolor Month!
Come and join the fun at STAMPlorations Linky Party!

I was inspired by Shery's background for her STAMPlorations Badge!

I used one Distress Oxide Ink at a time using the smooshing technique.
Starting with the lightest Squeezed Lemonade, then Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon,
Blueprint Sketch, Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet.

I smeared DOX onto glass mat and spritzed with water then smooshed
Mixed Media paper onto mat. 
 After smooshing  the color in several areas of paper then changed to a new
DOX color after letting previous color dry.

 Die cut background with CUTplorations Crazy Running Stitch Rectangles Die.
  Next placed card front in MISTI and stamped with STAMPlorations
Say It Big: "Sunshine" stamp with Versafine and heat EB with Clear EB powder.

Popped up with White Craft Foam onto card base and Done!
Loved the colorful background that looked so Summery:-)

You have until July 31st to play along in the fun Watercolor Linky Party.
Wishing you all a bright and beautiful Summer of creating. Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.


Stamps: STAMPlorations SAY IT BIG: "Sunshine"
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet. Versafine Black ink.
Accessories: CUTplorations Crazy Running Stitch Rectangles Die.  T.H. Glass Mat and Spritzer.  SU Clear EB Powder and Heat Tool. MISTI. White Craft Foam. gina k Connectors Glue.

Hey Summer 40% off products Special!

The sale is from July 1 thru the 31st:-)


  1. Nancy!!! What a gorgeous explosion of color! Just wonderful smooshing!

  2. Fun idea to re-create the look of the badge, Nancy. Incredible smooshing... love the secondary colors. So beautiful and colorful behind the bold contrasting black sentiment. xx

  3. Wonderful take on the watercolour linky badge Nancy, Great splash background for your sentiment, a simple but stunning card :)

  4. Fantastic card Nancy. This is definitely full of sunshine. Love the bright mix of summery colours and your fabulous large sentiment. Awesome, my friend! xx

  5. You've created a beautiful background for this awesome sentiment, my friend! It does look like Shery's badge!

  6. What a wonderful mix of colors and they all blended so well. This is lovely.

  7. What a beautiful smooshed background with such pretty colours. The wonderful sentiment just pops against it x Fabulous inspiration Nancy x

  8. Fab bg, Nancy. A beautiful mix of colors and your pattern came out awesome. Super cool sentiment too. I am so glad July is Watercolor month - I LOVE watercoloring! Lovely post. Hugz

  9. I can't help but smile looking at this... The colours are so happy! Wonderful card!

  10. What an artsy and cheerful background, Nancy! I love the gorgeous layers of smooshed colorful inks! The sentiment is perfect and the clear heat-embossing made it stand out.
    Hugs.. Hideko

  11. When we were out camping I tried to leave a comment on this with my phone. It appeared to work just fine, but the comment never showed up. Weird. So that was the end of trying to keep up while we were away, sigh... I think your background on this is just spectacular! All those fabulous colors which work together just beautifully. Smooshing is the most fun technique. Your bold embossed sentiment really stands out against the background!

  12. I love your colourful watercolour background, perfect with the sentiment Nancy :) Thanks for joining for World Watercolour Month xx


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