ATSM #144 Oh Happy Day or Not???

It’s a clean and simple challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More this week.  Our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps and they are generously donating four digis from their store as the prize.
I took a sharp left turn somewhere and this wasn’t quite as CAS as I’d have liked 🙂

Believe it or not, the floral and leaf images started out as a white pearl finish.  After using my various watercolors, it actually stained the embossing, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow right? I decided to embrace the oops!

So, here’s how it went.  Embossed the leaves and florals in WHITE, heat set them and dropped in some Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai watercolors. And here’s where it went awry…I tried to remove the watercolor from the embossing with a baby wipe, after gently blotting it with a rag.  Then I splattered the background with a bit more watercolor and stamped the sentiment.

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Ranger watercolor and Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Distress Inks, Versamark and Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Essential by Ellen
All the other stuff: Kuretake Gansai watercolors, white pearl embossing powder, heat tool, paintbrush, baby wipe, Lil’ Inker Designs stitched rectangles, Big Shot Pro

Check out the rest of the Design Team cards right here.

Back soon with more my sweet friends.

20 thoughts on “ATSM #144 Oh Happy Day or Not???”

  1. I totally agree 'embrace the oops!'. Actually sounds like a good t-shirt….. I wouldn't have noticed at all that the embossing wasn't white if you hadn't mentioned it, I was just enjoying all those gorgeous colours blending together. Gorgeous card and let me know when you have those t-shirts printed….


  2. Really awesome card, Lee-Anne! Your water coloring is amazing and your design is so striking! You can take a sharp left turn anytime you like as far as I'm concerned!
    Oh, and Congrats on your new DT position at Stamplorations…WTG!!!


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