Friday, April 4, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #4--WATER COLOR

There were so many wonderful entries in our last challenge--ombré--and we can't wait
to have you join AEI♥U Challenge #4--WATER COLOR.

Water coloring is such a hot technique and trend right now and there are so many inks
and mediums on the market. And it's just plain fun to get inky!

Here's my card using a technique that Heather Campbell shared here
in the Ellen Hutson Classroom.

Instead of the Distress markers that Heather used on her card, I opted for Distress inkpads.
The flowers are from Avery Elle's Laurels set, stamped in two parts
and spritzed with some water before stamping.

The sentiment is from All Squared Up, and I added a single gemstone for a bit of bling.

Remember to use at least one Avery Elle stamp on your project and
if you don't own any, grab a free digital image here.
The prize is an Avery Elle stamp set of your choice, and you have until 
Sunday, April 13th to link up your card(s).

Hope to see you in the Gallery!


  1. Love your bright watercolor image flowers, Donna. Beautiful card. (I had that Picked Raspberry in my hands at Joann's yesterday and put it back on the shelf. I should have bought it).

  2. Gorgeous card, Donna! Love the colors of your beautiful flowers!

  3. Donna, Donna, LOVE how your flowers are so vibrant, yet watercolor-y. The two normally don't happen together, so seeing them here is really special. Your neutral flower is also a great addition to balance the showier ones. Another example of Donna's Delightful Designing! (if you want to take that for your new blog name or maybe a line of stamps, I won't mind a bit, hahaha!!)

  4. LOVE! Beautifully designed and as always fab colors!!

  5. Oh I love the bright colours flowers!!

  6. This is totally gorgeous! Donna, you rock!

  7. Gorgeous card, Donna! And Kelly is right about the neutral flowers; they are the perfect foil for the vibrancy of the others. Simply and truly gorgeous. Love it. Bev

  8. Such a stunning card, Donna! I love the colors you chose for your flowers and how you added a neutral color to balance them...You never cease to amaze me!
    By the way, I love Kelly's suggestion for a new blog's always a delight to see what you've created!

  9. Beautiful, Donna - inks and stamps just become "magical" in your hands :)

  10. This is so pretty and friendly, love the colors!

  11. Fabulous! I knew it would be even before I saw your card just because you've done the most amazing things with watercolors lately.

  12. Love your Bright and happy color combo! So Beautiful!

  13. Wasn't Heather's card gorgeous?!! And yours is equally as beautiful!! LOVE the colours, and the touch of shimmer! Just a quick note to let you know too that my work has been crazy busy lately, and it's expected to be that way for at least the next three months!!! Grrrrr....this is seriously cramping my style!! ha ha!! So if I don't get around to commenting as much, please know that I am still looking at and loving everything on your most awesome blog!!!

  14. Fab card, Donna! Great inking with the distress pads!


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