Thursday 16 June 2016

Watercolored cats

Over at Simon Says Stamp, the Wednesday Challenge is animal magic with Paper Smooches.

I saw that Simon Says Stamp now Carries Royal Talens ecoline..woot for you!
So I used my ecoline.
I've onlyused three colors ( magenta 337, deep ochre 407 and black 700)
I usually transfer color from the glass bottles to the icecube trays you can see in the photo.
One it's easier to take with you, glass is fragile and two because I don't want to contaminate the color in the bottles.
They do dry up in the icecube trays, but you can reactivate them with water, if anything the colors become even more vibrant than they already are.

Big reason I love them so much is the transparency and vibrancy of their colors. I've had mine for many decades,
I kid you not. I didn't use them all the time, but now and then ;-)

Ok let me say I'm not being paid for this ;-) I just love them and I am happy that  my Amercian friends can now also get them easily.

Onto the card:
I've used Simon Says Stamp furry kisses 3x4 for the cats and I stamped them with My Favorite Things hybrid black ink onto Schut 300grams watercolorpaper with the use of the MISTI and the SSS MISTI grid.

I used Ecoline to color them and also for the splatter that I thought might look like confetti.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (fun and flitry) and I stamped it with Versafine black ink.

I've mounted the panel with foamt tape and added a few enamel dots.

I almost did two black cats as mine are, but I thought it might look a bit boring on a card, so that's why one is in ochre ;-)
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this


  1. Such a sweet card! I love your ink splatters, and that vibrant color you got. And your cats are so cute!

  2. your kitties are so cute :) i love your card too- one of my fave SSS stamps! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!