25. Juni 2017

Pinapple Smile - Lawnfanatics Challenge No7

Hello there,

off to a new Challenge! It is all about watercolor and hey that's my favorite medium when it comes to backgrounds - especially when I'm using Distress Inks  

I just love all the techniques that you can use Distress Inks for but my favorite by far is ink smooshing. You press the ink pad onto your craft mat, spritz it with water then take a piece of plastic (old packaging) and transfer the ink droplets onto your paper. You can smoosh the plastic around on the paper to cover a larger area or just dip it on in some places to create spots. Try it if you haven't but it's addictive. 

I always dry the layers inbetween, but you can't avoid the colors from mixing, because they stay reactive to water, so don't try to use to many different colors, because some won't mix as nicely and you get a muddy brown. 

The scripty smile is one of my favorite word dies by Lawn Fawn. I cut it two times from black cardstock, glued it together and covered it heavily with glossy accents. The sunglasses are coated as well, love the shine. 

thanks for stopping by ❤
have a great day

taking part in the Lawnfanatics Challenge #7 watercolor

Material / supplies:
  • Papier / paper: Aquarellpapier von Rossmann/ watercolor paper (local drugstore);
     Imagine Mixed Media 
    von Canson; black CS
  • Stempel / stamps: "Aloha" (Pinapple), "Life is Good" (Palm Tree) both by Lawn Fawn
    Sentiment is from different Lawn Fawn Sets
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black beide von Tsukineko 
  • Distress Inks:  fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, salty ocean by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: "scripty smile" by Lawn Fawn
    CreaNest XXL No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies; 
  • Farbe/ color: Zig Clean Color Real brushes by Kuretake
  • Sonstiges/ misc: glossy accents by Ranger 


  1. Whoa Claudia, ein Traum!! Ich bin mal wieder ganz hin- und weg.
    LG Kerstin

  2. Wow, your watercolor background is amazing! I love this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!