February 1, 2016

Chin Up Buttercup


It's time for a new challenge at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!! It's a great challenge this month, lots ways to get inspiration!!

Here's the photo:

I really liked the geometric pattern and the watercolroing of the each triangle. My goal was to do something similar! First i found a stencil with a pattern and then cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
I picked out three distress ink colors that i used for the card, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers. I placed the stencil over the water color panel, then i added water over the stencil, which i think allowed the color to seep under the stencil a little more! Next time i'm not going to add the water and see if the pattern is a little less blurry!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home

After applying the ink with some water i set the panel aside to dry. I noticed that the stencil had some water and ink still on it so i pressed the stencil on some extra watercolor paper. It looked like i had flicked ink all over, i liked how it looked so i stamped the from Darcie's Heart & Home Buttercup Bee stamp set. In the center of the frame i stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
The flowers i used on the card came from the same stamp set. I used the same ink colors to color the flowers, then i fussy cut them out. Next i added the watercolor panel to a black card base and a black strip over that. With foam tape i added the frame and flowers, then last a few black enamel dots!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with at the Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!



  1. This is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Beautiful colors, I love the kind of messiness/looseness of the stenciled background!