More Fun With Watercolors


Hello friends! How are you today?

Here’s another fun watercolor card. Watercolor cards are all the rage right now, and I can’t seem to get enough lately. But since I have no watercolor skills, I need easy shortcuts.

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue!


For this technique, I turned to the Cool Treats stamp set. For the popsicles, I stamped them in bold colors and then added a little bit of water with my aqua painter to make them look watercolored. So easy! (One tip is to not over do the water or they will bleed and lose their shape. Just a little bit of water does the trick.)

After they were dry, I took the ink pads, squished ink into the lids, picked it up with my aqua painter and splattered it on the background. I made masks for the popsicles first, so they would stay splatter free.

I’m crazy about this bright color combo!


The days are gray and dreary here in Oregon, so a fun, bright card seemed a perfect way to bring a little cheer. I hope you have a chance to work with this fun stamp set- it is just too cute!

Happy stampin’ friends!




Once again, I am posting from the hospital. Our son has taken a turn for the worse and they are now trying a therapy called plasmapheresis, which filters his blood for antibodies. The treatments will be every other day for 10 days and his first treatment was yesterday. We are hopeful that this will help him finally recover.

So many of you have supported up through kind words, mail and prayers and I can not tell you how much it helps! Every time I feel like I can’t possibly watch him go through one more second of this, someone reaches out in kindness or prayer and my hope is restored. Thank you one and all for that!



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12 thoughts on “More Fun With Watercolors

  1. I just started following your blog and just love your creativity! This is such a cheerful card! I don’t know the details of your son’s illness, but it sounds like it has been a long, hard road – you are truly amazing to continue posting your amazing projects! I hope and pray that this latest treatment will be successful!

  2. This is a beautiful card. I love it, love the colours you have used and the subtleness you got from using this watercolour technique. Thank you so much for sharing this even though you must have other things on your mind. My thoughts are with you, your son and your family. Take good care.

  3. I love this card so much…it is bright & cheerful just like you even in the midst of incredible pain you shine, my sweet, sweet daughter! You are my hero!

  4. Love the water colored Popsicles! So sweet – and the color combo is perfect! Oh Michelle – I have been wondering how your sweet boy is doing – so sad to hear his/your struggles continue. Hoping and praying that this treatment will work! Blessings to you and your family.

  5. So sorry to hear about your son!! This has been such a long and difficult journey. I pray that there will be a miracle, encouragement from God for your whole familyHE knows, HE’s there and HE will see you through. We don’t know why but keep looking up!! Psalm 16:1-2

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