Sunday, March 12, 2017

Watercolor heart

I was having a hard time making a card that I liked so I decided to step back and just look at my supplies and choose something that I had been wanting to use but hadn't gotten around to.

I pulled out the Hero Arts Love stamp and cut set. I really like the big scripty 'love' that is in it. To highlight it I took a heart die from SSS and cut out some water color paper.

I know there are a couple of challenges that are using 'watercolor smooshing' which is not something that I had ever tried before. I admit my first attempt, I didn't really consider how the colors would mix and it came out a muddy mess (whoops!). My second attempt, I chose two colors of distress ink that were somewhat close, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. I smooshed them on my kraft mat, sprayed them with water and laid my heart die cut in it. I twisted it a couple of times and when I picked it up, one corner was still white. I thought I would try and add a third color so I picked Wilted Violet. I heat embossed my sentiment on the heart and then put it on a top folding card. I added another small sentiment and little hearts in the same colors as my main heart and then put glossy accents on the little hearts.

I am entering this in a few challenges: 

Inkspirational challenge #130 - Watercolour Smooshing
Happy Little Stampers - March Watercolour Challenge 
CAS Mix Up March - Stamping, Smooshing and Your Choice

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Cheryl. The colours of your smooshed heart are gorgeous together!! Great job! The design with the large heat embossed sentiment and sweet little stray smooshed hearts is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. I am so impressed Cheryl with your 2nd attempt at smooshing:-)
    Your colors are gorgeous together and I love your sweet little hears and heat embossed sentiment. A real beauty. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  3. A beautiful mix of smooshed colors on your big heart Cheryl! The black embossed sentiment really stands out on it! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

  4. The added violet color was a great idea, it really adds a lot of interest to the color palette! Very beautiful CAS card! I think it might be my first visit in your blog, I'll have to have a look around! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  5. Beautiful smooshing on a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!


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