Saturday, March 15, 2014

Virginia's Vew Challenge #1

Virginia has started a special new Challenge Blog this month.  The first challenge asks for watercoloring. With featuring such a hot trend and her involvement in many stamping circles she has hit the ground running and currently is just shy of 300 entries!  Even if you don't have the time to play viewing the entries is a treat in themselves.  As well she as great tips and tutorial links.
Not only excited for Virginia but I am also pleased for the stamping and creative communities to share in such a wonderful new opportunity!

With this card I am also playing  in a challenge at 2 Peas to make an easel card. I have been playing with distress inks, water and watercolor paper for some time.  I decided I was to use a Penny Black background stamp as my main image but wanted to add some water to the ink to add depth to the teal background instead of the traditional flat stamped ink look.  I also water colored the  Hero Arts butterfly image and combined lots of colors to created the card base.

 And here is the full easel look.

 Thanks so much for stopping in!


  1. Oh, Jan! What kind and encouraging words you say! The challenge blog is successful thanks to people like YOU (you are awesome over HA Flickr group)! I really am just chugging along.. :) Your easel card is outstanding( pun intended!). I love the rich and vibrant background! Your craftsmanship is superb, Jan! So glad that you link up to the first Virginia's View Challenge. I hope to see you play in the future challenges!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Jan! Love the color and how soft and pretty the flowers look! I will have to go check out the new challenges. Hope all is well for you. I think of you often...

  3. This is such a pretty card. Love the colours and the pretty design.
    I am finally home so need to have a good catch up and try one of these easel cards too!


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