Sunday, June 12, 2016

CYCI#124 - Watercolor Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Can You Case It was a real challenge for me.  I have never used watercolors before, so spent most of the week playing with them.  I colored some stamped images, but wasn't real happy with them (may use on a future card).  I kind of took the easy way out and just created a simple watercolor background.  Here is my entry for the cyci #124 challenge:

I like how this card turned out!  I used watercolor paper and some inexpensive watercolors to create the background.  I wet the entire piece of paper and then added color starting with yellow, then orange, and finally red.   I think these colors are cheerful and made a very pretty background.  I adhered the watercolor paper to a 5x7 white base card.  Then I cut out my Spellbinders Grate Effects die from white card stock and adhered it to the watercolor paper.  I also used my Spellbinders Belly Band Two die for the label and stamped the sentiment with orange ink.  The leaves were cut and embossed using the Spellbinders Foliage die.  I had these adorable fabric daisies with yellow pom pom centers in my stash.  I purchased them in a lot of embellishments from a yard sale and thought they were perfect for this cheerful card.  I then added an orange butterfly from my stash as the final touch.  I hope you like this card.  Please stop by and participate in the challenge too!  It is so much fun and you just might win!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Fabulous card Jeanne! I love the watercolors, really makes the card pop! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  2. Hello Jeanne. I love your color palette. So bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us a CYCI--Christine

  3. I love your easy way out card! I did something similar with my design team card. Your background is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

  4. Amazing card! I love the stunning, bright watercolor background with the overlay. The flowers really finish off the card. Thanks for playing along with CYCI. ~Pam, dt

  5. I think that the card is gorgeous! I really like your simple water colored background!

  6. I love the bright colors! With the bad weather in France, we need it! Thank you for joining us at CYCI.


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