Having Fun with Paints

Happy Tuesday!
We have another fun challenge for you this week at Tuesday Throwdown!  We want to see you use paints/mists on your projects!  These seem to be very popular right now in the crafting world.  All the watercoloring that I've seen has been amazing and so inspiring, so I'm really excited to see what everyone enters into this challenge!

I decided to stick with my Distress Paints.  I've been having a lot of fun playing around with these and really learning how to use them.  It was a little bit of a struggle to figure how to use them on this card, but with some help from my wonderful husband, we worked something up :)
I had originally started with a pink/purple/white marbled background, but it just didn't look right and wasn't working out very well.  So after fretting to Matthew about it, he suggested doing more of a sky background with blue and swirls of white to represent clouds.  So I gave it a shot and really love how it turned out!  Amazing how gorgeous 2 simple colors can be together.

My image has been provided by our sponsor-Robyn's Fetish.  It's the Fall Bouquet image, and I've colored it in with my new Spectrum Noir pencils and have used baby oil to blend them all out, which I've really loved doing.  It's not quite as fun as watercoloring with the Inktense pencils, but still fun to smooth out the colors and make it all pretty :)

I kept the card simple with just a scallop frame around my "sky" background, a Martha Stewart border punch across the middle, and a little bit of twine and a button for my tag to sit under.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Card Mania #48-Flowers
    Catered Crop-Garden Party
    The Crazy Challenge #172-Bingo (Punch, Digi, Flower)

Hope you will join us this week!  Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. so stunning emily.the background looks beautiful and i love your pretty flowers ;D

    xx coops xx

  2. Gorgeous everything about this card

  3. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.