Laying Love – Live Laugh Love…..


Mmmmm!….don’t these colours look beautiful together..there fun, fresh cool just like those iceblocks.

So the Live, Laugh, Love from the “Laying Love” really suited the Image and colours

This weeks challenge by Colour INKspiration is to make a card/project using at least 3 of these colours.

I couldn’t resist I had to use all of them.


I saw this technique on You Tube and really loved the effect it gave, so I thought OK, I can do this no problems. This is the result of my second attempt…

the first one straight into the bin and there went my last piece of Watercolour paper.

So after going to bed and sleeping on the idea…( do my best thinking in bed or in the shower ), I gave it another try.

I had to do it before getting showered and dressed this morning.

This card is what I came up with. With my first try I just layered my water and painted with watered down ink…NO!

But “NO” watercolour paper….next best thing is Shimmery White Cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

Using a small/fine paint brush I painted clean water where I wanted the first colour to go – Blushing Bride, working with one colour at a time.

I didn’t dilute the ink, I just painted it on and let the water already on the cardstock move it about and dilute it.

I did this right along colour at a time…painting with clean water and then adding the colour.

I did go back and added more water and more colour where I wanted more depth of colour or movement.

I’m really pleased with the result.

But then how can you do this at home or in a class?

So out came “Gorgeous Grunge”

Still using all the same colours I stamped the largest “Splatter” stamp over lapping the colours a little.

Then with the Basic Black Ink I stamped the sentiment, the colours are bold and bright and still a lot of fun.

But I didn’t stop here…I then tried it again, this time “stamping off” some of the colour before stamping onto the cardstock, to give it a softer tone.

All of these cards where stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock, the last two cards could have been done with using the Whisper White Cardstock as there was no water involved.

Here are all three cards so you can compare them…Give it ago , I would love to see what you come up with.

live lovelaugh


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4 thoughts on “Laying Love – Live Laugh Love…..

  1. They are gorgeous !…and thanks so much for telling how it is done…looking forward to experimenting!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      So glad you liked them, they were so much fun…but stay in control with the watercolour,,,work one colour at a time

  2. Jan Clothier

    I really like the effect you’ve created with the watercoloured background. You’ve encouraged me to give it a go as I’ve never done one like that. Of course, I am a great fan of Gorgeous Grunge, so I like that one too! They’re really great cards!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thats great…let me know how you go

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