I love Challenges with Just A Scrappin' and Papertrey Ink

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Good morning Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Last week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge was fabulous. I would love just a little bit of sun out here in the mid-west, so this week's challenge is perfect for me. The challenge is to create a card, layout or project using spring colors.

I love challenges because they push me to learn new techniques and to think outside of my comfort zone. I recently discovered Papertrey Ink's "Make It Mondays." This particular challenge has been a great asset in helping me to grow as a card marker using the tools I have on hand, but have somehow pushed to the back of my crafting space. This week, watercoloring embossed images. I did not have watercolor markers in my crafting arsenal, so I substituted with Stampin' Up watercolor pencils.

I hope you enjoy both of these challenges. I know I did.

Happy Crafting,



Paper: Basic Grey, DCWV, Recollection, My Mind's Eye
Cartridges: Elegant Edges (border)
Papertrey Ink:  Sentiment Stamp and Die
Watercolor Pencils/Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up
Wooden Veneer Butterfly: Recollection


  1. WOW! Love it! The water-coloring on the embossed images came out great!

  2. Your choice of papers caught my eye, but your workmanship and coloring is breathtaking! Beautiful, beautiful card!

  3. Truly outstanding!! Amazing card....great job!

  4. Such a beautiful card I have never used water coloring before The embossing was just awesome. Great job

  5. I so like the way you added the watercolors. The mix of colors and light touch are stunning.

  6. I really like the colors! Beautiful work!!