01 September 2018

Wonder - Sheepski Designs, watercolour pencil, 3D embossing

My project today is an inspiration for the September challenge on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog: For the Kidz.

I created a card using Bubble Dreams which I coloured with Prima Marketing watercolour pencils and backed with a panel embossed with a Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folder and embellished with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Inside is stamped with a sentiment from Tim Holtz.

Putting It Together

Blowing bubbles is magical. These days I have a cat as my excuse to blow them, but it's really just for the child in me.

I coloured the image using Prima Marketing watercolour pencils and water brushes. I first printed it on heavy watercolour paper. Sadly, the replacement inks for my printer aren't as water friendly as the ink that came with the printer. I had to b careful not to drag the black print.

I only have 2 sets of the Prima pencils and don't have a blue, yet. So, for the sky background, I used Distress ink in an ombre wash.

I used a Spellbinders die to trim the image. I love these dies from Spellbinders because they bevel the edge while cutting the panel.

While I was looking through my stash trying to come up with how to incorporate the bubble blowing girl into a card, I happened upon a panel I had made a few weeks ago and loved how the two looked together.

When I was on a 'play date' at a friend's (a day of creative playing with art and craft supplies) I embossed a panel with a new Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folder I got. I spread Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss, also new, on the panel but wasn't really happy with how it didn't 'stick' as evenly as other Cosmic Shimmer and that it took a lot longer to dry. When dry, though, I liked it more and highlighted the raised areas with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

For the card, I merely added the embossed panel on to a cardbase and the image panel on top of that. 

Inside, I used a Tim Holtz stamp set for a sentiment and the row of hearts. I stamped them with Distress Oxide. "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder."

Join us in the Sheepski Designs challenge. The randomly chosen winner will win 3 images from the Sheepski Designs shop.



Outlawz Tuesday Colour: Tic-Tac-Toe (diagonal bottom left to top right: Glitter Kiss background, digi on the outside and stamped on the inside, watercolour)
Creative Craft Cottage: No Patterned Paper
Crazy 4 Challenges: Technique (watercolour pencil, watercolour ombre wash, pastes on embossing)
Pearly Sparkles: Glitter
Watercooler Wednesday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes


  1. That background is awesome, you'll have to do a tutorial on that sometime :D
    So loving your card Rijacki <3
    Andrea x

  2. Great colouring and I love your background piece. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Lovely card great colouring on her hair,thanks for joining us here at Penny's paper crafty challenge Lyn DT x.

  4. What a beautiful card this is. That image is just lovely and you've colored her so beautifully. I love the sentiment as well. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Love that background. It's a perfect background for that image!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  6. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Pearly Sparkles. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

  7. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  8. Gorgeous background!Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)


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