“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
― Clare Boothe Luce
One of my favorite watercoloring mediums is still Distress Inks. Their properties and fabulous vivid tones never let me down. So I went back to an oldie but goodie technique. Smooshing. Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmelade and Seedless Preserves (how can you now love 'em with those namese?) tapped onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and pressed onto cardstock.
Then I simply die cut a Spellbinders label 4 shape from the watercolored cardstock, stamped a nice and tall Inkadinkado image partially onto it and also onto my cardbase (yes, a MISTI would be handy here I suppose). Adhered the die cut to the cardbase, aligning the image. Then I added a sentiment from Papertrey for frazzled kitty to stand on and voila!
Easy to recreate. Easy to mass produce. How about turning this design into a Christmas card? You could even add a touch of gold watercolor to the smooshing to make it festive.
I hope you've enjoyed my card and look forward to your CAS Watercolor projects in the ATCAS gallery!
BTW, have you heard? Loll and Bonnie are starting up a new challenge - CAS Watercolor. Check it out here. I think it's definitely time for you to pull out some watercolors and white cardstock ;)