Friday, May 5, 2017


Hello There Crafty Friends,
I want to let you all know there is a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is...Make Your Own Background
There is a great prize to be won too, so come on and join us in the fun!
Here is my inspiration card for the challenge...
Here's what I used to make my card...
Canson Watercolor Paper
Yasutomo Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Paint 
LolliZ White Gel Pen
Unbranded Clear Stamps - Fairies and Sentiment
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool
Memento Dew Drop 'Tuxedo Black' Ink Pad
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool
White/Blue Cardstock Paper

Here's how I made it...This was my first try at watercolor painting...
 I made the card with white paper, then cut a small piece of watercolor paper the size of my card. With paintbrushes, I made light strokes back and forth on the paper with different colors, to make it look like the sky. I added water to the paintbrush to go over areas when needed for blending. After the paint dried, my hubby helped me place the fairies and sentiment where we wanted in the stamping tool. Then after adding the ink to them, they were stamped onto the paper. After letting the ink dry, I used the distressing tool around the paper. I then cut a piece of blue paper and distressed around it as well. Next I taped the blue paper slightly slanted left onto the top left of the card. Then taped the watercolor paper onto the center of the card.

That's my DT card. I hope you like it and it gives you some inspiration.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x

I entered this card in the following challenges...
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #242 - Feminine Cards or Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity Challenge #49 - Present Not Perfect
My Present Not Perfect: I had been wanting to try watercolor painting and finally did it! :)


  1. This is so gorgeous! I love the background you created! Hugs, Robin

  2. Wow, Sherry, this is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors and the pretty fairies!! It's so artistic and gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Fabulous background and love the silhouette images
    carol x

  4. Absolutely beautiful and love your background....hugs xxxx ♥[aNNie]

  5. Smashing background. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

  6. Ooh, wonderful water coloring! Love the way the colors swirl around the fairy silhouettes! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us over at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  7. Such a beautiful background on this wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  8. Sherry, this is delightful! Loving the silhouette fairies against that lovely background. I'm just so tickled to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes or Feminine" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT


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