Sunday, September 17, 2017

sending hugs

Hello again. This is my second post for the day :)

A couple of days ago I was playing with watercolor washes, just making a gradient going from one color to another. I love how watercolor looks but I am still at the basic level so I was really happy with this one.

Once this panel had dried, I used versafine ink to stamp the flowers and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I cut it down and stamped the sentiment the same way and embossed it too. I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base. This is really simple which I like. :) I think that I am going to make a few more of these. My mom lives in a senior apartments and the other day she made a comment that they always give cards to the residents when they get sick or in the hospital. I think this would be a good design to make a bunch really quick that I can give to them to use when needed.
Stamps: Penny Black - sprigs, Altenew - extra special
Inks: Versafine black, Mijello Gold watercolors
These are the panels that I made a couple of days ago. I only used two colors on each. I am going to try and do others that are more splotchy.

I am sharing this in a few challenges:
CAS Mix up - watercolor wash + stamping + your choice (embossing)

CAS Watercolor - Silhouette

Addicted to Stamps & more - CAS
SSS Wednesday - CAS
HLS CAS - silhouette

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Kudos to you, Cheryl! Getting a smooth wash is hard for me and yours is perfect! Love the simple silhouette flowers and sentiment! A perfect design for someone sick or in the hospital! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  2. A great wash on the one you used for your card - it's harder than you'd think it would be, isn't it? Love the transition from the pink to the purple - it is the perfect background for the simple silhouette and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  3. Beautiful gradient wash, Cheryl! The simple black silhouette is so effective against the pretty colored wash. Hideko

  4. All your watercolour wash backgrounds are Gorgeous, Cheryl!! What a sweet and very appreciated cause to make up thinking of you..get well, etc cards by just changing the colors and sentiments. TFS your beauty and your gift idea. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

  5. What a stunning background you created Cheryl, works really well for your silhouette.
    Thanks so much for joing this month's Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge
    HLS Design Team

  6. Hi Cheryl,

    beautiful design, I love the gradient and the sihouetted image.


  7. great watercolour BG you made
    and looks soft between two colors
    sweet CAS card you made
    Many thanks for joining our challenge at ATSM this time

  8. Perfect, pretty and love the colours.xx [aNNie]

  9. Love your watercolour wash background, Cheryl. You did a great job with blending the two colours. It's not easy to do, but you have mastered it and all your samples bakcgrounds are wonderful. Love the pretty flower silhouette and sentiment. I'm sure your mom's senior's home will appreciate receiving beautiful hand made cards from you. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  10. Your card is beautiful l love the colour used too! x

  11. Absolutely your wonderful background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  12. Great card! Beautiful ombre watercolor background. Perfect for silhouettes of flowers.
    Thank you for sharing with us on HLS CAS.
    BożenA DT HLS


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