Friday, July 1, 2016

SSCB #57 Just Add Water!


This months Challenge is to JUST ADD WATER!  You can use
a water related image or use watercolors.  I did both.  
You can find all the details to play along HERE.


I used a stamp block to make my background.  I added 3 colors of ink,
spritzed it with water and then pressed it into the watercolor paper.  
I added a little extra water to blend the colors.
At the bottom of the card I added drops of Viva Gold Pen and colored sand.


For the shells, I clear embossed them with Vintage Sepia Ink and 
painted them with Distress Ink.
The finished size is an A-2.

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Sprinkler stamp!

Serendipity Stamps is having a sale July 1 – 4th.   Here are the details:
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be free 
(be sure you have at least 4 items in your cart!) 
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free – and so on, and so on… 
Lowest priced items are free 
Clearance, $1 Stamps etc. are included
Good through Monday July 4th

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne


  • Serendipity Stamps: Shells Cling Set 638QCL
  • Ink: Versafine- Vintage Sepia, Distress Ink: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper
  • Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Neenah - Desert Storm
  • Other: Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz - Holiday Greenery die, Mini Perfect Layers, Queen & Co Sugar, VIVA Gold Pen, MISTI

4 comments:

Mary Dew Lee said...

Miriam I love this card! The background is gorgeous and the tiny bit of sand on the bottom and the little bit of "coral" behind the shell are perfect touches. A great way to "Just Add Water" 2 ways!

cm said...

Miriam, I left you a comment earlier in the week, but apparently, blogger is playing hide-and-seek with it! Trying again...Such an incredibly pretty card with the lovely background, the ocean images and the coloured sand! Love that authentic touch! Carrying the shells-theme inside adds to the impact; my poor cards are often left blank. Something I certainly need to think about doing - adds a sense of 'polish and finish' to the design. Thrilled to be on the team with you...already feeling sparks of inspiration!
~carol

Barbara Green said...

Beautiful, simple and clean very inviting.

Marybeth said...

Mariam ,what a stunning watercolor card! Love the background and then the coral! I need to get my shell stamps out.