Hugs & Happy Thoughts

My first time inking up this beauty from Studio Katia which I did to play in the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today. 
I did some watercolour using Daniel Smith and Schmincke watercolours. 
This is a picture of my inspiration piece.
Keeping these colours in mind I first heat embossed my image using white embossing powder, then proceeded to watercolour using the purples, turquoise, blues and pinks.
I added gold to the saucer, and idea I saw on Studio Katia's blog.  
Once I was finished with my image, I splattered paints to the background. A little tip for doing this if you don't want it on your image, turn over your stamp to cover your image and do the splatters, then wipe of the back of the stamp. I die cut my piece with my wonky stitched die from My Favorite Things, and it is my favorite and attached my panel to a dark purple cardstock.
I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, and finished off with a few of the beautiful Studio Katia crystals.

Thank you for dropping by today.


  1. WOW! Kia, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! You nailed the Inspiration Challenge, and I love your watercoloring. Oh, how I would love to spend time watching you watercolor and listen to how you go about it. This is exquisite and so beautifully photographed. Thanks for all the wonderful shots to show shimmer and all all the details of where you added depth, etc. I LOVE this card!! Hugs and love! xoxo

  2. Wow! I saw this on SCS and thought I would come over here and tell you this is beautiful! I adore the colors you used! Stunning!

  3. Beautiful colors, beautiful composition. The gold was a nice touch.


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