SSCB #20 Watercolor

Julie Warner –

Welcome to a new challenge for Serendipity Stamps! The Serendipity Challenge this week is Watercolor!  

While I love to water color, I also love to make water color backgrounds…just free form swaths of color…then stamp on top of them. I love the random patterns of color I get and how they look with the images on top. A lot of times when I’m making water color backgrounds, I’ll make an extra, or two, and stash them away. This is one of those extras. I don’t even remember when I did it. It’s basically just large bands in different colors. After I decided where I wanted the image and stamped it, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

Julie Warner –

The frame was die cut with a large oval then I used a Japanese screw punch with the smallest bit I have to punch the holes all around the edge. The greeting was stamped underneath to finish my 4.25 x 5.50 card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the Watercolored Wonders from the Serendipity Design Team!

Jeanne Jachna
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Pauline Pollington
Anya Schrier –not posting this time  😥
Jenny Gropp
Vickie Zimmer
Julie Warner – you are here!
Karen Amidon 


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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Vases, Thinking of You
Paper: Neenah white, watercolor paper
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Peerless water colors, Tombow markers, white gel pen, Spellbinders lg oval die, Japanese screw punch w/ 1.5mm bit, black Permapaque marker


8 Responses to SSCB #20 Watercolor

  1. I love your watercoloured background, so eye catching! Beautiful!

  2. Julie I would never have thought to watercolor like this ….it’s gorgeous! What a beautiful card! I cannot wait to try this sometime. It’s 3:30 am and I am going to try this right now. Love your card.

  3. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Your card is great, Julie! Love the way you used your watercolors in the background. Beautiful!

  4. What an awesome background. The image goes so well with the colors you used – sort of Tex-Mex! Love it!

  5. Hi Julie! I love your take on the challenge and those bright bold stripes of color!

  6. Love how you watercolored the background instead of the pots! Very unique and great colors Julie.

  7. Avatar Pat Jandacek
    Pat Jandacek says:

    Free-form watercolor backgrounds are a great idea, especially with this example. I had to read the details to find out if the piercing around the oval was part of the die – I thought maybe there was a die I didn’t have yet and don’t want that to happen, lol! You’re very patient but it really pays off…it adds so much to the oval.

  8. Your watercolor background is absolutely gorgeous. The image you used on top of it is just awesome! Best, Curt