Saturday 9 May 2015

Less is More Challenge #223: one layer and water

Simply Less is More Challenge #223: one layer and water.

I made a card base from watercolour paper and coloured it first quite smoothly with Distress inks. Mermaid lagoon is my new favourite so that features heavily ;-).
Also salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire.
Some watered down with Perfect pearls mist.
Dried that with my heatgun.
Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Joy Crafts in white embossing powder.
Then set to Distress the "ocean" as if they were bubbles and such, used the smooshing technique, splattering, even ink block printing, drying constantly between layers.
final touches were splattering brushed pewter, picket fence and mermaid lagoon Distress Spray stains.
Then when dried I use the edge of my table to flatten the curls back out of the paper.
I use good quality watercolor paper so that's pretty easy actually.

For more info on the Less Is More Challenge, see this


  1. Nou, hier kun je echt niet omheen: water. Leuk gedaan. Groetjes, Ankie

  2. An amazing ocean technique and so eye-popping Maaike.
    We do like to see some white space on LIM cards but can't fault this for ingenuity and striking awesomeness!
    Thanks for sharing, Sarah
    Less is More

  3. oh i thought white space meant emtpy space... apart from the sentiment it's pleanty empty i bad

  4. great card, the water background is amazing!

  5. Wow, that effect is amazing, wonderful technique. I guess white space and empty space can have a similar meaning but either way, this is tremendous!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  6. Gorgeous background - well done!

  7. Amazing effect and a lovely result x

  8. Wow, this is a spectacular card!