Choose Happiness and Global Design Project #GDP009

This week is a colour challenge!

GDP009 ChallengeEvery time I see these colours I tend to go toward the same stamp set…….but this time I’m going to try something a little different.

Recently I have been playing with watercolour paper and I love how the colours move and blend.

The stamp set I used is Choose Happiness, a beautiful set and one I have not used much.

My idea for this card just grew as I worked…made restarts, just kept working and letting it takes its natural course.


The flowers are embossed in clear, masking and stamping until I had 3 flowers.

Then after I gave the water paper a light coating of water I started adding the Watermellon Wonder to the flowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers and moving the ink around with a wet brush.

Adding more colour as I went to give more depth and allowing the ink to flow beyond the flowers.

Once dry I added the leaves and embossed those as well….adding  water to the area I painted the leaves in Mint Macaron and highlighted them with Tip Top Taupe.

The background started as a wash of Tip Top Taupe around the flowers to give depth and then a wash of Mint Macaron across the page.

but this still looked too clean…so I added the lace boarder, stamping off on scratch paper before stamping on my page.

I went over it with a large wet paintbrush to make it look blended and aged. To add to the effect I sponged the edges with Tip Top Taupe and with Mint Macaron.

This card is full of little mistakes that I worked over the top of and added to until I finished with something I am really pleased with….

I hope you are too.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

10 thoughts on “Choose Happiness and Global Design Project #GDP009

  1. Jess Williams

    SO gorgeous Michele! I love the bright bursts of watermelon flowers and the subtle background. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining the Global Design Project again this week 🙂

    • admin

      Thank you

  2. Michele – I love the “no restarts” comment. As it should be. Love the effect of the embossed flowers with a touch of pink inside. You’ve created a lot of great texture with these colors. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge. I’m glad you did.

    • admin

      Thank you Brian

  3. Michele, this card is beautiful. I agree with you that this color is perfect for flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

    • admin

      THank You

  4. Your card has a lovely vintage feel to it, which suits the flower image perfectly. The clear embossed images helped with the look by not creating stark lines on your project. So pretty! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

    • admin

      Thank you…the card had a mind of its own and grew into its self

  5. Stunning, your flowers are perfect and great name by the way :)thanks for joining the Global Design Challenge this week!

    • admin

      Thanks, Yes it is a great name and I love sharing it with great people….LOL

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