Thursday, July 10, 2014

Create Your Own Watercolor Paper

One of the best things about Distress Inks is that you can create your own color paper. In this case, I made a colorful background with water and Distress Inks.
 I am using Avery Elle's Weather It Stamp and die cut set.

Avery Elle Weather It Clear Stamps  Avery Elle Weather It Custom Steel Dies
All you need is some good quality watercolor paper and your are good to go.
wishing you brighter days
 I am quite pleased with the multicolored paper that I created. 

 All I did was some die-cutting, embossing on vellum and adding stitching
Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Alanna said...

What a great effect. Love it!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love your water colored umbrella! So colorful! I have been playing with watercolors tonight and so far everything is in the round bin... Oh well tomorrow is another day and I will try try again!

Heather North said...

The colors are so bright! I love that.

Rahmat said...

That is a great idea specially for people like me who live in a place where you can't find any supplies neither can get get it delivered. .will try once I am back from my vacation.

Barb said...

Oooo, that is one gorgeous umbrella, Virginia! Love the vellum piece across the top edge too! Beautiful card!

Tracey McNeely said...

I would LOVE to have an umbrella exactly like that one Virginia, awesome colours! Beautiful card my friend.

Niki G said...

Looooove the vibrant colors and what a great design with your sweet stitch work!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the colors on the umbrella and the detail with the vellum is just perfect.

Have a lovely day/Gunilla

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! Virginia.. This is so cool.. :)

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful watercolour paper Virginia. The colours are just delightful.

Sheila H said...

The distress colors, vellum and stitching all work so well together. This is one sweet card, Virginia.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful, Virginia! Love the paper you created!

Lin said...

Sweet, V! Love your pretty umbrella!

Sue McRae said...

Love those happy umbrella colours!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so sweet, Virginia!

I just wanted to tell you that I'm happy for your star rising in our crafting world. You are the nicest person, and so very talented to boot. I have yet to join in one of your challenges, but I'll get there! :) Have a wonderful day!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love it and I love the blue vellum too!

Annette Allen said...

so cute.. you know i love it.. the watercoloring is awesome.. love those fun neon colors..

Lisa said...

What a SWEET umbrella, great job!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous card, Virginia, LOVE your dreamy, watercolor umbrella!!

Shelly said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

conil said...

Gorgeous watercoloring, you mean. Lovely. Card is lovely, too. The vellum & stitching add so much.

Harriet said...

Beautiful card, Virginia, you've done it again.

lenny said...

Awesome card!! Looove that umbrella ...those bright colors...wow! wow! wow!!

Deepti said...

Superb, I want that umbrella for me :D

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously, how could you be down on a rainy day with an umbrella like that?!? That would certainly come in handy at the boys' baseball games, especially on hour 2 of a steady drizzle : ) Gorgeous, Virginia!!

Nora N. said...

Been off the internet the past few days. I am just catching up on all your amazing cards Virginia. I LOVE the fun way you watercolored this umbrella and used the sequins as "rain." Totally adorable!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous card, love those colors
on that umbrella.