Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - March

Hi there everybody and welcome to the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge for March!! Thank you to everyone who entered in February, there were so many amazing cards, it made it very hard to choose my Top 5!!

This month we still have the 'Anything Goes' theme but we also have an 'optional twist' of 'Smooshing'. Just in case you haven't coming across 'smooshing' before, its a technique where you add water colour to acetate, an acrylic block or something where you can then push it down on to your paper. Its so much fun and looks different every single time you do it!

And if making a pretty mess sounds like a good idea, how about the chance of winning a $15 Happy Little Stampers voucher!!

I hadn't 'smooshed' for a while so couldn't wait to get a bit 'uncontrolled' with my water colours:

This was incredibly simple to put together, just a bit fiddly, which you know I like!!

I mixed Distress Inks - 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Spiced Marmalade', 'Mustard Seed' and 'Wilted Violet' with water on my acrylic block and 'smooshed' them (each separately) on to a panel of water colour CS. Once it was dry I adhered the panel to the card front. I die-cut the Neat and Tangled 'Big Hugs' die from gold CS and twice more from white CS, glued them all together and then popped up on teeny, tiny bits of foam tape. And to finish off I glued on some co-ordinating sequins, also from Neat and Tangled. And that was it!!

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

And will also link to the AAA Card Challenge # 84 where their theme is:

You have the whole month of March to enter the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge which means you may have time to enter more than once! And if you need any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Can't wait to see all your 'smooshed' creations in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Love the colorful background and beautiful message, Shona!
    Hugs, Gloria

  2. Your colors are really vivid and are the perfect backdrop for that golden diecut. Looks awesome.

  3. Loving your colourful smooshes!! Works so well with the big die cut sentiment! xx

  4. Love that big hugs die, Shona ... looks fantastic in gold against that rainbow of delicious smooshed colour! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Gorgeous background, love the pastels, and the big gold sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Fabulous smooshing and I love your bold die cut Shona!
    Carol x

  7. This is simply gorgeous, Shona. I love that big die cut and the lovely background. Great smooshing. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  8. Very fun card! I love the colourful background and big cheerful message.

  9. Smoosh perfection!! That big sentiment is perfect and the muted gold doesn't overpower the colours of the smoosh. You are a fab smoosher. SMOOSHES! Jenny x