Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April Showers bring May Flowers....

And that can happen anytime soon!  After having our mid April snow I am so ready to move on to April showers and even more happy to move on to May Flowers.  I was looking up what I can actually plant this month so I'm looking forward to getting the garden ready to go, and hopefully get some things planted this weekend.  Yay!  I love getting my hands in the dirt! 

I watched this video by  Kelly Latevola on the Simon Says Stamp blog today. I was first thinking no way am I going to play with bleach.  That just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.  But then I actually  watched the video and there was no bleach involved, just water.  So here is my take on the technique and this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.  

For a first go, I don't think it turned out badly.  The paper did get a little bend from heat embossing, the water technique worked well, I do think I'll go a little darker with the copics for more contrast.  The do tend to blend more as the paper dries.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome week! 

Enablers List

Flower Stamp- Wplus9
Sentiment- Simon Says Stamp Prayers
Die Cut- Simon Says Stamp Prayers
Zing embossing powder- white
Dristress Ink
Studio Calico sequins
Copic Markers



  1. Pretty card, Joyce! I'll check out the technique and bookmark it. I keep looking at their Monday and Wednesday challenges. Maybe once I have stuff put away. Hugs and blessings!

  2. Joyce, this is gorgeous! So soft and dreamy!

  3. Beautiful. I love that technique. It looks like lace. Hugs Maggie

  4. Love your beautiful creation! The colors and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  5. That is outrageously cool. I had to watch the video, fun technique.


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