Wednesday, February 5, 2020

WWC257 - Heidi's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

 Hello and welcome! This week we are making feminine cards at the Watercooler Challenge and Heidi is our hostess. 
xoxo hugs and kisses from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments.
I had a lot of fun making this valentine for my daughter.  I started with a piece of wet watercolor paper and then I applied pink, purple, red and a hint of yellow Kuretake watercolors to the panel.  I swirled, blended and then heat dried the paint and then repeated the process so I wound up with layer upon layer.  Because I added several layers, the watercolor appears much more vibrant than most watercolors I have done in the past.  After the panel was nice and dry I die cut a bunch of hearts in three sizes.  I stamped the sentiment, played with the layout and came up with this random pattern that I liked.  I adhered the hearts with foam tape so there is lots of dimension to the card.  

Kuretake Watercolors
Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment Paper
Sentiment:  Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Gemini "Loving Tags" dies
Kuretake watercolors

I am entering this card in the following:

UPDATE:  I am so pleased that this card was chosen as "A Cut Above" by The Paper Players Challenge!!!

I am so pleased that you stopped by!


  1. Your watercolored hearts are gorgeous!

  2. What a vibrant card and thank you for the tip about seeing the water colours more vibrantly. A real stunning card, so eye catching and I love the design and the amazing colours and the 3D effect x.

  3. Hi Karen! I love all these vibrant hearts! Great tip on the watercoloring, too! The sentiment is just perfect! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. Those colors are indeed so vibrant, it makes those hearts just POP off the card front! Love this so much, Karen! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Those fuchsia hearts on the white background pop!! Thanks for playing along at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

  6. Oh my! Those watercolor hearts are so pretty - love all the depth of color you achieved with your multiple layers! They sure do pop on your card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at The Paper Players! :)

  7. This is fabulous! I adore the colors and texture you created! Thanks for joining us this month for our Fiercely Fuchsia challenge at TRCC! Hugs! Mynn xx

  8. What gorgeous hearts! These really stand out against the white, and your sweet sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  9. You've created gorgeous coloured card for your hearts, Karen! Those hearts just dance off the card front! I'm sure your daughter will love it! I love how vibrant the Kuretaki watercolours are!! :)

  10. Such a bounty of gorgeous hearts, Karen! The colours are simply magnificent, with the watercolouring layered that way. Your daughter will be thrilled with the artistry, I'm sure.

  11. This is so beautiful and vibrant, thanks so much for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge this month - Jacqueline DT x

  12. a very lovely card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany

  13. Love your gorgeous inky hearts. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  14. They are all so pretty, Kenny. Thanks for joining us at TRCC and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT

  15. This is so pretty. I love the hearts. Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  16. so the look of your hearts.
    :) Karen

  17. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

  18. This is so pretty and fun! I love the hearts. Thank you so much for joining as The Rainbow Card Challenge. Hugs! Katy :)


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