Monday, February 16, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: a piece of Paradise

For this week's challenge I created a tropical beach with blossoming flowers, my kind of Paradise...

I first created the background with a mix of watercolors from Distress re-inkers to Peerless watercolors because they are more vibrant. The Distress, which I love don't get me wrong, always tend a bit to the grey, which is how they were intended.

On the left the white Ranger watercolor cardstock poses as a sandy white beach.

In the foreground a branch with blossoms, also Distress inks.
these are from the Cherry blossom tree stamp set by Joy Craft, the sentiment is also from this stampset. I've sprayed the blossoms before stamping with a mini mister with water to give it the watercolored look.

added rhinestones to the center of some flowers for a bit of sparkle.
the Watercolor panel is raised with 3M foamtape on Neenah solar white cardstock.

for more info on this Monday's challenge, see this


  1. Love your beautiful card! The watercolored background and cherry blossom tree image are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. So very pretty!! Love the colors you uses, gorgeous card!