OLW 167 Just add water

OLW167  watermarked

This week’s One Layer Wednesday challenge is to add water to your design some how. I chose to spritz the stamp before printing and also to flick droplets of water onto the panel.

I masked the top of the card front so I could brayer a blue base of Memento summer sky ink. I then stamped some snowflakes in the same summer sky ink; the effect is so subtle you probably can’t see it! Before stamping the snowflakes again in Memento Paris Dusk I spritzed them with water resulting in some of the smudgy images. I then added the small snowflakes and sentiments and strategically placed some water droplets to look like they fell there by chance. I sponged the edges with Paris Dusk before removing the mask.

Sorry I was not able to leave comments last month on all the submissions; there was too much going on in my life. I look forward to your submissions this month. Have fun splashing that water around!

OLW 167 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed.

2. Make a card using water somehow in the design or process. It could be spritzing, droplets or watercolour painting.

3. Post your card somewhere online and link back to it here using the InLinkz button on the sidebar. If linking to a blog post, please be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog’s home page.

4. The most important rule of all…HAVE FUN!


Stamps:  Christmas Harmony, Peace and Joy (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)

11 Comments on “OLW 167 Just add water”

  1. Gabby says:

    Lovely card, Heather! One of my fav techniques is to add water to stamps and ink so I plan to submit a card for your challenge. 🙂

  2. Vicki B says:

    Nicely done! And I can see the hint of those light colored snowflakes in the background. It’s a great card to use all winter. “A Wish for Peace” is something we all long for anytime. 🙂

  3. Helen G. says:

    What a pretty snowflake card! I used water on a card once but the card ruined 😦 I might need to look for more tutorial 🙂 Is water-color technique okay?

  4. […] about another flying forg card?… Heather for One layer Wednesday, suggest  add water, so i used a water color […]

  5. gardenpinks says:

    A lovely effect, love all those blues 🙂
    Lynn x

  6. Lindsey says:

    Very pretty! I’ve been playing with water more and more with my cards; but not too often with one-layer cards yet. 😉

  7. […] I never thought to make a Christmas card using a black and gray color scheme, but I think I like how this one turned out. I think I’ll create another card like this using traditional Christmas colors because I’m curious to see how the two would compare. Anyway, since I used markers, I’m entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #72: Make Your Mark. And because it’s a one layer card and I used lots of water, it fits Heather’s One Layer Wednesday Challenge #167: Just Add Water. […]

  8. I enlarged your card on screen to se the detail and was surprised at the depth and textural feel those water marks and subtle snowflakes give! I have the ‘I must try to’ list still waiting, collage and water being the scariest ones to try out! BEautiful card, TFS!

  9. LEELOOE says:

    hallo Heather
    You inspired me many times, you created many unsurpassed in beauty cards. I admire your creativity.

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