Beach Day - Inky Paws Challenge #51

Hello and Happy Monday!
We're starting another 2 week challenge today at Inky Paws and it's something I dream off often.  We want to see your Tropical Themed cards!
I was in the mood for some watercoloring.  I love this medium but I do struggle with it a lot still and the only way to get better is to play with it!  To start, I did a washy sunset background with some Gansai Tambi watercolors.  There are 2 layers to the background to get the colors nice and vibrant.  Once it was completely dry, I went back over it with just some light streaks to mimic clouds and haze in the sky.  Then set that aside to dry while I worked on my image.

I chose a couple images from the Aloha Newton set for my card today.  First up was the sweet little kitty in the bed of flowers.  I wanted to do a no-lines watercolor so I stamped everything is Antique Linen distress ink before working on getting it all painted.

The palm trees are from another image in that set with Newton swinging in the hammock, but I just trimmed out the trees from that image so I had just an individual palm tree.

My shading's not perfect...and the painting is a little rough.  But overall, I think it's an adorable card and a scene that makes me wish I was someplace tropical right now :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the Inspiration Teams creations, they've done an amazing job with this theme!  Then crack open your Newton's Nook products and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Newton looks purrfectly happy napping under the palm trees. Wonderful tropical card!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the way you did the watercoloring! It has such a lovely soft feel! And the sunset background behind the image is amazing! Thank you for the Inky Paws challenge inspiration!

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}