Thursday, February 5, 2015

Watering Can Watercolor

Dear Ones~
It's a sunny day here in Northern Michigan. But we had -5 when I got up this morning. I know that's not as cold as some places. And as everyone keeps saying, "After all, it IS winter!!" Geesh!!!! Enough already!! I still don't like it!!!

Today's card was made for the Mod Squad Challenge. This week the challenge is to include water somehow in your card.

Here's what I came up with:

My dear friend, Kathy sent me a HUGE stash of die cuts for Christmas, and I have just now gotten around to using some of them. Thank you, Kathy, I can't wait to use more!!! I thought the watering can would be just perfect for this water challenge. Plus I used my beloved Brusho Crystal Watercolors for the background. I sprinkled salt on the wet watercolor to get that wonderful texture. I love how salt makes the watercolor bloom. 

Here are the ingredients:
GKD White and Jelly Bean Green Card Stock
GKD Flowers Bloom Stamp Set
Brusho Crystal Colors
Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax Die
Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Die
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms Punch
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
White Enamel Accents
Stash Pearls
And of Course the Watering Can and Flourish from Kathy

Thanks for stopping by, I always adore your comments. 
Stay warm and well my friends!!!!


  1. LOVE your colors and the Spring feeling I get from this. I am with you, hate winter.....grrrr....I could so live anywhere that offered 3 seasons! lol Your background is gorgeous and I love the added texture. C'mon Spring!!! Only 43 more days! We can make it!

  2. Boy, I really wish I had thought of this! It is soooo cool how you used the watering cans and the salt. I never heard of that. You are such a creative lady. Love the little flowers on the can too.

  3. Love your beautiful background. I may have to break down and buy some Brusho Crystal Colors. Beautiful the watering can and pretty flowers!

  4. I can feel spring for sure when I look at the lovely card you created. What fantastic colors and love the background which showcases those lovely dies.

  5. What a beautiful card you created! Love the watering can, the little flowers and that beautiful background! Great job Judy! Have a Blessed day! Warm hugs

  6. This is beautiful! I love the gorgeous flourish with the pretty pitcher and flowers. You put this together just perfectly, and your watercolored background looks great! Cold? Me, too! What we need is a big blanket that would spread from your house to mine! lol

  7. I really love that background. But I also love all the layers of die cuts...gorgeous card! In agree, salt added a great bloom. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge!

  8. Very pretty Judy! Love the background. It all came together beautifully!

  9. Beautiful card! The colors are so vibrant. And the watering can is a great idea for the challenge!