Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes/ Embossing (Dry or Heat)

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this Week is Anything Goes PLUS we are combining our Monthly challenge- Embossing (Dry or Heat).
  I used Cold Press Watercolor paper for my card. I swiped the antistatic pad across the paper, then embossed with Black Detail EP.  I painted using Peerless Transparent Watercolors.
  Here is how I store my watercolors so I can paint with them wherever I want to- this makes them easy to travel with as well. I have a couple of pieces of acetate cut to the size of the case that I use for painting- I can mix colors on it and water down the colors there as well. Any unused paints dry and I can use them later as well. This is just a small piece of the paint swatch from the Peerless pkg, so when I use all of the paint of any color, I can replace the swatch from my book and start all over.

Here are the products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

   Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the

Crafting From the Heart- AG- Use Yellow
Incy Wincy- CAS
Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge- A/G plus Use Yellow on your card

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Shelly - great painting and I love the clean layout.

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice and clean, perfectly colored. Very well done Shelly.

Darlene said...

What a lovely image and your coloring is superb! Interesting way of storing and using your watercolors, thanks for sharing that! Love daffodils and love your card!

Donna K said...

Wonderful water colors against your black embossing, Shelly! This is truly lovely. Thanks for the tip on storing your colors too! Have the best week ever sweet lady! ~Donna K

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Shelly.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

jimlynn said...

CAS and gorgeous!!! Love the water coloring on here. A very striking card.

Nikki said...

Beautifully done thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki C

Sari / Granne said...

Love your CAS, so fresh and beautiful. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So very pretty. It looks like stained glass. Your watercolouring is done to perfection.

Darlene said...

Beautiful creation Shelly! Those daffodils really POP! (my real ones are hanging their heads from all the snow...grrr) I never think to emboss then color .. thanks for that reminder and awesome inspiration! Take care!

Kaija said...

Gorgeous Cas card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Shirley said...

Lovely painting, Shelly! THe card is beautiful the way you mounted it out-of-the-box, and the sentiment is wonderful for it!! I realy like the colors you used!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Shelly, the daffodils are colored so beautifully and your card is fabulous!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful design, love the coloring on the Daffodils, very pretty card.

Peanut said...

So pretty. The flower are beautifully coloured. The black embossing really works here, Shelly. Have a fabulous Easter.
xxx Asha

Penny said...

Wow, this is soooo beautiful! Love the colors! Love that fab sentiment, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning embossing and wonderful colouring of the flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Roxie said...

Nice job with the challenge, I like all the nice color.

Unknown said...

A beautiful creation made for our
challenge at Scrapbook Stamp the gorgous colour combo used and good luck in our challenge...Annie (DT)