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Hi all.  I hope you have been enjoying your week.

I decided to bring out my watercolours again.  I have a little tippy-tip for new watercolour peeps out there: use a heavy cold press paper.  Last time I used a 90 lb paper and I found it buckled with the water A LOT (and I tried all the tricks out there to flatten it afterwards) this time I used 140 lb paper and it curved a smidge, but nothing anyone would notice.  HUGE difference  =)

 I painted, splashed and splooshed. Stamped, tied, and fussy-cutted.

And came up with this shaker card  =)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Rubber Stampede Contemporary Anniversary sentiment, Wplus9 Love Birds
Inks:  Memento Bamboo Leaves, Artist's Loft Watercolor Pan paints
Cardstock: Strathmore Watercolor 140 lbs
Bits/Bobs: Lawn Fawn sequins, We R Memory Makers bakers twine
Tools: Wplus9 Love Birds die, EK Success Corner punch, Oval Nestie

I created this card for the following challenges:
Color Throwdown

Seize the Sketch

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a super great weekend!  Cheers!!



Lesley said… cool and I love the effect of the watercolouring on the heavier paper. Fabulous!!
Linda Beeson said…
Oh how I love that background! I am with you on the watercolor paper, I just started using a heavier one too.
Mona Pendleton said…
Such a pretty card! Love the water colored background! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch :)
Marta said…
I just adore your card!!! Such bright colors!!!! This is wonderful!!!!
stampwithsandy said…
Great job splashing and splooshing, Deanne! I love the way this came out, and a shaker card to boot! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Sketch!
Unknown said…
love how you used the splashes of colour to denote the 3 columns - what a great idea
~amy~ said…
What a fun combo of elements...watercoloring and it Deanne!
Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!
Monika/Buzsy said…
What a fabulous card Deanne. Love the water color background, the way you used the colors... the sequins... Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.