Monday, March 16, 2020

Tropical Seashell


Today over at the Make My Monday challenge blog. We have a NEW challenge it's to create something Tropical.

Today's card is also being entered into the following challenges:
Challenge #3 - Anything Goes Mixed Media Creative Challenge at We Love 2 Create at Polkadoodles
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge C #128
Dare 2B Artzy March Challenge: Anything Goes

Hope y'all have a chance to play along with us!

For today's card, I started out by grabbing some watercolor paper. I stamped the image down with embossing ink. Then I applied the Blush Pearl embossing powder and heat embossing. I prefer to heat emboss whenever I play with watercolor techniques and stamping. The darker areas on the seashell are where I colored with the real brush pen. And then I used my water brush to spread the color out. The sentiment was die cut out of some papers from my scrap pile. Before die cutting the word. I ran the cardstock through my Xyron. That is because when it comes to intricate or detailed die cuts. I prefer to have them already be sticky, rather than applying adhesive to the back. Then I put the card together, by gluing the watercolor paper to my card base. Next, I brought out some hemp twine. And to curl the twine, I wrapped it around my water brush.

The seashell is my day 15 coloring. I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you? I would have to say  it's been great motivation.

Stamps: CTMH Shell Sentiments
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Canson Watercolor XL
Ink: Ranger Letter It Embossing Ink Pad
Accessories: Lil' Inker Designs Hawaiian Words, Arteza Real Brush Pens Peony Pink, water brush, Ranger Embossing Powder Blush Pearl

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. beautiful CAS card in great colours

  2. Mary Ellen,

    I love the clean and simple look of this card. Thanks for providing the inspiration for the MMM participants.


    1. Thank you! I think it's good to see a little clean and simple every once in a while.

  3. It's great that you're enjoying the 30 day colour challenge, I ove playing along with that too!

    Fab colour choices!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends & good luck with the challenge!

    HandmadeByTasha DT