Avery Elle // Weather It

Popping in with a card for AEiheartU challenge #22...

...and my take below.

On my first FOUR attempts of this card, I tried using watercolor and masking to create the stripes, but even with drying in between, the colors would somehow manage to run into each other at random spots. I was getting pretty frustrated, thinking "how ELSE am I supposed to get these colors without resorting to cardstock?!" when I immediately thought of Laura Bassen and all her fabulous blending cards. 
That did the trick, and I pulled out some of my new mini Tim Holtz inks - guys, blending is SO FUN. I think I'm obsessed - I'm trying to find more ways to use it. Before, I was limited by my ink color options and preference for watercoloring, but I've seen the light! Dang, I love this technique. 
I tried misting the raindrop image from the Avery Elle Weather It set, and stamping on the stripes for some resist, but it just didn't work with the technique or cardstock. Not sure which. Either way, it made things a little blotchy, but I was too lazy busy to patch up.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!



  1. Awesome ink blending! Love this perfect rainbow under the umbrella!!

  2. So cute! The ink blending turned out awesome! This is such a cute idea! :)

  3. I just had to pick my jaw up from the floor. I love this. Wow. I mean, woooooowwwww!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at the AEI♥U Challenge:)


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