Ahoy! big smiles (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello and welcome

Today I’m back with HLS Watercolour Challenge for June, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

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My card features a fun image from Creat a Smile – Big Surprise.

I thought this walrus was so cute!!!

It started with a piece of tissue paper that I had watercoloured by dipping it into some Distress Inks sprayed with water on my mat. It picks up the colour wonderfully and is so vibrant.

This was sandwiched between 2 Kaisercraft – Film Strip die cuts.

The senitments were then stamped in black ink onto the tissue.

The card front had some light ink smooching to give the look of water splashes and then adhered to the card front.

The walrus and stones were watercolored and then fussy cut cut before being added with raised tape.

I thought it was fun and I love the look of the watercoloured tissue paper.

I hope you like it.

Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Stay safe




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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

26 thoughts on “Ahoy! big smiles (HLS – Watercolour)”

  1. Fabulous card….and I love your sweet walrus, adorable. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!


  2. Fun and unusual design with the walrus and the film strip – the watery effects are great. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.


  3. This is fabulous hun, love the use of tissue paper & your walrus is great
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx


    1. You are so very kind Shell! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment. So pleased you liked my card. I love the look of the tissue paper with its bit of texture. Stay safe!! 🙂 x


  4. What a great use for tissue paper, Helen – I would never think to do this and it works wonderfully well. Love the overall design and your walrus is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x


  5. A fabulous technique for a wonderful result, Helen ! Love this cute walrus and how you pop it up with this beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.


  6. I have to try the tissue paper technique! Haven’s seen that one before. Your card is so fun. Your watercoloring is wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out, One thing to note is that Time Out has changed our guidelines for the number of challenges that can be linked ot. It is now 5. You can review the guidelines on our sidebar. Have a great day, and happy crafting.


    1. Thanks so much for your very kind and supportive comments Stephanie!! I really appreciate them and drawing my attention to challenge rules. Sorry! I will check next time. Hope you have fun with the tissue paper!! Stay safe! 🙂


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