** 6/1/17 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope everyone has had a good week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Dream Catcher and Dream Big stamp sets, Wild Lilac ink and the top strip from Artzy Doodles Wild Lilac paper. I created a beautiful mixed media encouragement card.


A few weeks ago a fellow teammate inspired me to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do some watercoloring. This dream catcher image is perfect for that technique so I heat embossed it in white and proceeded to get inky! I scribbled some purple on my craft mat and spritzed it with water. I lightly wet down the watercolor paper and painted it with the watered-down purple, then dried it with my heat tool. I scribbled some more purple on my craft mat and spritzed it with less water to create a deeper shade of purple, then flicked the brush downward to create dark purple spots over the entire piece. I dried that with my heat tool, then colored in the inside of the dream catcher with red, pink, orange, yellow, green, aqua, a couple shades of blue and a lighter shade of purple. I dried that and flicked some water on it to wash the colors out a bit and then dried it again. I then inked around the edges of the piece with three distress inks and dried that. I went around the outside edges once again with the darkest distress ink to get them just a tad darker and then flicked slightly watered-down white paint around the outside edges of the dream catcher.


I used Crystal Drops for the beads which I think looks pretty neat, and I really love the paint splatters and the dark inking! I’m really pleased with how this turned out!


I decorated the inside with the strip from the top of the Artzy Doodles Wild Lilac paper and a very narrow strip of dark purple cardstock down the left side. I stamped the image in Wild Lilac ink and cut it with a stitched rectangle die that I layered on a stitched oval die cut.

I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog – #5 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #92 – Life Is Colorful
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Great Impressions: May Challenge – Feminine
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #162 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You are going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Aqua Watercolor cardstock, SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Ink: Versamark; Ranger distress ink- Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Cornflower Blue, Pink, Red, Orange, May Green, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Yellow; Sharpie white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Ink Scalloped A2 die collection
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Niji waterbrush; Crystal Drops- Carnation Pink, Red Berry, Caribbean Ocean, Ripened Pumpkin

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

9 thoughts on “Dream”

  1. Wonderful water coloring,, beautiful color combination. So happy you joined the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge this month. Good luck. Debi


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