Friday, March 28, 2014

FM153 Watercoloring with Hello Undefined

This week at Friday Mashup Sara has a great color combination and challenge for us. 

Here's this weeks challenge:
1. Create a project using Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum
2. Create a project using an Aqua Painter or a Blender Pen to create a water-colour effect
3. Create a project using the colors above and create a water-colour effect

Here is the second card I made for Sara's challenge. I will share with you my first card within the next week but I was much happier with this card.

I finally got around to using the stamp I carved with Stampin' Up's undefined stamp carving kit.

I took the Hello from MDS and printed it in the size I wanted my stamp. From there I traced it onto Velum with pencil and then rubbed it onto the rubber and carved the stamp. Words are harder to carve but I love how it turned out.

To get the Hello to stand out, first I stamped the hello onto my water color paper in Versa Mark. Then I embossed the hello with clear embossing power. Then I used my Aqua painter to create the streaks across the page. 

Something really popular these days are the little enamel dots. They are fairly expensive and Stampin' Up doesn't sell them. So, I decided to make my own version. I punched out  circles in various sizes. Next I used my silicon craft sheet and applied crystal effects on the circles. Once the crystal effects dried they are a very cute, simple and cheap embellishment.

Stampset: Undefined Carved Stamp
Paper: Very Vanilla, Water Color, Gold Foiled
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum, Versa Mark
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Owl Builder
Tools: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Home made enamel dots using punched cardstock and Crystal Effects


  1. I really like this card, but what caught my eye was the crystal dots you made, very creative idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Robin! I really appreciate your comment.

  2. Avery, your clean and simple card is so cute! Love how you made the streaks in the background with your aqua painter for your water color effect. I'm impressed with your "hello" stamp too. I was wondering how you made it. I haven't done anything with Undefined, but now I need to rethink it. Thanks for the tip on the embellishments too. I run out of certain colors of my candy dots and that would be a great way to make something similar to those.

  3. I LOVE your watercolor card~~and I LOVE your dots!!! That is GENIUS...OMG! How smart, and now we can have ANY color, and it will MATCH everything! WOOHOO!! Thank you so much for all the great instructions! :D

  4. Avery- your pulled out all the stops on creativity here from your carving, to your watercoloring, and your handmade enamel dots. Super neat! Love this!

  5. The bold strips of color are fantastic, I love how you did that! Plus using crystal effects on the paper....awesome!!

  6. Those strips of watercolour are so wicked! Great card, Avery!