Monday, May 26, 2014

Psychedelic Watercolor Seattle

I bought a Space Needle die from Savvy dies while my sister was visiting last month and thought it would work well for the watercoloring impressed dies tutorial from class.  I partially impressed the Needle then impressed a Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die over it.  Turned out perfectly after a couple of trial runs.

I went over the buildings a few times to get a look I was satisfied with.  A single color per building seemed drab so I mixed it up more to look like everything bled into each other.  Well, I guess it did that anyway but I helped it along quite a bit.

The sentiment is also from my sister's visit.  I got both at Impress stamp shop down in Tukwila.  The only time I go down that way is when I'm airporting it but it would be worth an exclusive visit. 

Oh, right.  The card on the bottom was my original one-layer intent but the sentiment seemed way too bold so I mounted it on black cardstock to tie it all together.  Better!

The Details:  Tim Holtz watercolor paper and distress inks, Versamark black onyx, Savvy Space Needle die, Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die, Impress sentiment, Pop Tone black licorice cardstock

I'm entering this in Less is More #173 Diecut and Paper Crafting  #10 My Faves (Distress inks!)


  1. This looks terrific and is a great use of dies!
    It's quite a while since I was in Seattle!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Fantastic watercolouring and use of your dies.
    Great colourful card
    Thanks for taking part.
    Less is More

  3. Great use of dies and love the water colouring.

  4. Steffi H. from SeattleMay 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    This is a real colorful card of my hometown. I really like it.

  5. What a super Seattle card, lovely take on the challenge Toni!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  6. Toni!!!! I am from the Seattle (Eastside of Seattle) Area, and LOVE THIS!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Crafters Challenges, we adore to see your creations here in the gallery, and wish you all the luck at the prize this week. I surely hope you are inspired by our upcoming challenge to join us again!!! Thanks so very much!!!
    - Kimberly

  7. What a great card - I love the colours. Helen T (No 123)

  8. Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  9. On behalf of the Paper Crafting Challenge snafu of posts, I sincerely apologize, and hope that you will be inspired to play along with us again..... I want to make it right, so please e-mail me and I will personally send you a prize from one of our upcoming sponsors! Contact me @


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