Monday, July 1, 2013

PS Challenge: Ocean

Hello, cafe friends! This week's trend spotter challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog was a tough one for me. I'm a midwestern gal, and the vast majority of my experience with "big water" tends to come from all of our family vacations in the Great Lakes. Ocean? Not so much.

I decided to use the photo as more of an inspiration rather than a literal translation. Here's my take on this challenge:

I used Adirondack paper and Distress Stains to create a watery background. The flower from the stamp set "Bold Blooms" reminded me of the coral in the ocean photo. A few dew drops to add the watery effect, and voila!

{Today's Brew:  Bold Blooms stamp set (Paper Smooches), die (PS), PTI naturals white card stock base, pacific point and tangerine tango card stock (SU), Adirnodack paper, Distress Stains, Distress Ink, dew drops}

Thanks for visiting the cafe today!


  1. So pretty! LOVE the water colored background! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  2. OMG!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the way you were able to create such a SOFT LOOK with the water color!! Just AWESOME!! Great take on this weeks challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with is over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along again next week!! Have a FABULOUS 4th of July Weekend!! =)

  3. LOVE your created that background with watercoloring! BEAUTIFUL card:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3