Wednesday 1 March 2017

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to March hey? Time just flies these days. At least we have lot's to do in our craft rooms!

This month our HLS Watercolour challenge is

That's right! You can make anything as long as you have watercolouring as your main element. You can also choose whether or not you play along with our optional twist.

Now, smooshing is one of my favourite watercolouring techniques but I actually didn't use it for my card.

Here it is -

I'm still playing with my new Zigs. I simply scribbled straight onto my cardstock and then spritzed the colour with a little water. I dried the panel in between adding more colour. I also scribbled colour straight onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water, then picked it up with a paintbrush to add my splats. 

Once the panel was dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment. 

I stamped three butterflies onto acetate and embossed them with black powder. After fussy cutting them out, I folded up the wings so I could use glossy accents on the body to attach them to my card. 
Here are the products that I used which you can purchase from HLS -

       MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) - BACKORDER

Over at the challenge blog you will find heaps of inspiration from the girls!

See you there!


  1. The smooshing background is gorgeous!
    Love this watercoloring! Hugs, Gloria

  2. This is fabulous Kylie! I love how you stamped the acetate butterflies - they really look as if they have just lighted on the card! Thanks for the tip about using glossy accents to stick them down - I always forget it is a glue too.
    Carol x

  3. This is lovely, Kylie. :) The purple, turquoise and green are gorgeous together. xo

  4. This is really spectacular, Kylie! Stunning watercoloring and awesome idea with the embossed butterflies on acetate! They look so beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. This is so pretty! I love the pretty colours and the delicate butterflies.

  6. WOW! Acetate butterflies is such a great dimensional touch on the bold smooshes - so pretty! Jenny x

  7. Oh, my goodness. This is gorgeous. Saw it on Pinterest and had to come over to see how you did the butterflies. Have never stamped and embossed on acetate but you can be sure that I'll try it. Wonderful card.


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