Friday, January 8, 2016

Papertrey Ink MIM#236 - A La Carte - Watercolour Smooshing

Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while - other obligations have taken precedence but it sure feels good to be back. I needed a new baby card and since this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink offered a plethora of techniques I thought I would play along. The challenge this week is to select one of the many wonderful techniques highlighted throughout 2015's Make It Monday challenges. I chose Betsy Veldman's Watercolour Smooshing, MIM #204.

This was a fun and easy card to complete. I varied Betsy's technique slightly based on the way Laura Bassen creates paper smooshing - you can check that out here. Using a piece of acetate I placed my ink on watercolour paper one colour at a time and allowed each colour to dry before adding the next, it is a little more deliberate than the way Betsy explains it in her video but it is basicly the same idea. I love how this simple one layer card turned out.

Stamps - Mini Blooms, Tiny Tags (PTI)
Dies - Tiny Tags (PTI), Bow (Lil Inkers)
Paper - Watercolour Paper 140lb (Strathmore), Pear CS (CTMH)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Clear EP, Sky, Pear (CTMH)
Other - bitty rhinestones, Coats metallic thread


  1. Very very pretty and the watercolor is perfect! Very nice design. : )

  2. Connie, you did a great job smooshing on this card! I love the color combo and the bow and little tag are so cute!

  3. So bright and happy! Perfect baby card, and beautiful smooshing! Never can tell how it's going to turn out, but love your results. Splashes of joy everywhere!

  4. Love your waterproofing. Never been a fan of this technique, but you have inspired me to try it.

  5. What a beautiful card, Connie and such a great the way it turned out!
    Thanks for your sweet comment .

  6. Great color choices on your watercolor smooshing! And the bow...perfect accent;)

  7. Such a sweet card! Love the color combo!

  8. Beautiful smooshing Connie, and I just love the simplicity of this baby card...perfection!! :0)


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