Monday, June 8, 2015

MOJO Monday 401 - Wishing you a Fabulous Birthday!

What a fabulous sketch Julee Tilman designed for today's Mojo Monday#401 which just celebrated 8 years in business and will say I love their stamps. Today I pulled out these beautiful flowers to play along this week.  
As you can tell, I've been having fun with watercolors lately and wanted to also join in on the Pretty Pink Posh Water Color Challenge which is ending later today. Also, today is day 8 of the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker 

Here is my card:
Again, I just love these flowers from the set called: Surely Goodness where I white embossing them first to create a resist background before applying the watercolor to them. Next, I scribbled some water colors onto my craft mat using the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. 

Since I wanted to soften the color a bit, I made sure to take my water brush and mix the color on the craft sheet before applying to the water color paper. As the saying goes, you can keep adding more colors to intesify the look or add more water to soften the look. 

Stamped the sentiment from the set called: Let it Be and added a very light blue on top of the saying and around it adding just a bit of color since the flowers had enough color. At the end, added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and added foam mount under the Stitched base rectangle panel.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, please go take a look to see fabulous inspiration and creativity.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Surely Goodness (Verve), Let it Be (Verve), 
Card stock and Paper: Watercolor Paper (Crafter's Companion), Black Licorice (MFT), Newspaper DSP (SU)
Inks: Black Licorice Hybird (MFT), Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Goodness Flower Dies (Verve), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Foam Mount Tape


  1. I love the offset of the bight flowers with the newsprint paper, the contrast works really well

  2. Such gorgeous watercolor flowers! Love how the color fades out!!

  3. Very pretty... Such bright colors!

  4. How beautiful are those watercolored flowers?! Just beautiful and they work perfectly with the book print paper. Gorgeous card, Elizabeth! Thanks for linking up to Mojo Monday!

  5. So beautiful Elizabeth! Those flowers just pop against the neutral background!

  6. A lovely, bright, cheery card!