Saturday 6 June 2015

Pretty Pink Posh - Watercolour Blog Hop - Entry # 1

I've been so looking forward to the Pretty Pink Posh - Watercolour Blog Hop for weeks and in making my cards, I've become quite addicted to playing with water colours.

This is my first of three cards (told you I got carried away......) for the hop. I really wanted to have another go at 'smooshing' but this time over an embossed image. 

I've been dying to try out my new Altenew 'Geometric Menagerie' stamp set, and thought the giraffe would be something completely new to have on one of my cards. 

I heat embossed the giraffe in white on water colour paper, which was cut to fit the card front. I then put three different Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed) on a plate and added water. I used a small piece of clear acetate to pick up the colour and 'smoosh' it over the image. 

I'm normally a very controlled person with my cards but I'm loving the way the ink can go anywhere and I can move it a little. After drying with my heat gun, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold. This was then adhered to the card front. I was going to add some sequins but nothing seemed to work. I really love how it turned out!!

The blog hop runs till Monday 8th June 11.55pm PST, so plenty of time for you to join in. There are so many amazing sponsors and you also get a chance to win with commenting if you don't have a chance to link a card. Can't wait to look around the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Awww I love your card. This giraffe is really cute! :)

  2. Shona, your smooshing is stunning and what a fabulous image you've chosen. Gorgeous! I've tried luck! Sighhhh....Maybe I should just once more...maybe!

  3. this is absolutely gorgeous your sweet giraffe!

  4. So sweet, such pretty colours

  5. Great card! Love the soft, pretty colors!

  6. Love the soft watercoloring!:)

  7. AWESOME card with such a sweet and simple loveliness to it!! Super well done!! Love it!!

  8. So pretty, Shona ... the loose watercolouring is fabulous with that graphic origami giraffe! Anita :)