Challenge: Water

This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show the challenge is “water”. So join in! Visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as ususal.

First, let me tell you that if you want old book paper, just rub some distress ink + water or distress stain onto the not-so-old paper. OR – get a tea bag, water, and tea stain it! MUCH cheaper than buying vintage book paper!! Another tip: have the paper wet with water when you tear if you want it to have a soft frayed look.


Ok, so what did I make this week? I used my FAVORITE floral stamp (seriously, I can’t get enough) and I colored it with my Faber Castel Gelatos that I’m currently trying to make friends with.
Purple makes me soooo happy. I don’t know it this will be a birthday or mother’s day card – so I’m leaving it sentiment-free for now.
Seriously , I NEVER get tired of coloring this stamp or using it to make cards. I don’t think I ever will! It’s such a great one for coloring because it is mostly outline – giving you lost of spots to color. Here are photos of my process…

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11 thoughts on “Challenge: Water”

  1. May, this is such a lovely card. I really love the torn text paper in the background against the deep purple Bazzill paper. That stamp is gorgeous! I can see why you love it so much! I love how you’ve distressed the paper than stamped that beautiful hydrangea image onto it; then so sweetly colored it. The machine stitching is really a beautiful way to finish it off! <3 Candy

  2. Hi May, lovely card, I love the torn text paper set against the rich purple and the stitching is a lovely touch. I love stitching on cards! The flower is gorgeous and I love the lilac colour you painted the flowers which coordinates beautifully with the rich dark purple in the background. Tracy x x

  3. Such a pretty card, May! Love the old bookpaper with the torn edges and the flowers are so beautifully colored! Hugs, Sandra

  4. Gorgeous! This is right in my favorite place to craft. Flowers, techniques and just a little vintage. Beautiful!

  5. Simply beautiful…….stamp, coloring (like the Gelatos), stitching, vintage, perfect pearls and your color choices. Very versatile card. thank you!

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