Water Coloring

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: CHRISTMAS

Hello! Greetings! Salutations (just watched Charlotte’s Web)….. Happy Wednesday to you all. I am in a great mood! Heard from the doc that I do NOT have gestational diabetes so I am one happy camper! Today we have a fun challenge in store for you all.. Christmas!!!! I had a few last minute Christmas cards to make to go with some gifts so this challenge was perfect timing for me!!!!! The design team is working with the amazing exclusive Simon Says Stamps products! I have a ton of them. The dies, the stamps… They are fantastic and I highly recommend. Today I am working with this cute stamp, which is a great stamp to have and at a very inexpensive price.


I colored the adorable images with Inktense water color pencils (video here)! I added colors one on top of the other and created a fur like texture by adding lots and lots of water to my paper almost to the point where it started to pill. Then I wiped away the excess with my finger and really love the look I got with it.


I added a little bit of texture with these cools pens that my friend Deasy sent me… Popped everything up with dimension onto that gorgeous stamped background stamped with Hero Arts shadow ink…  Added some black enamel to the eyes, which I love to do. It really makes the stamped image pop!

The wonderfully amazing and sweet Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!! I’ve got a wish list a MILE long (always)…..

Be sure to head on over the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration. Be prepared to have your socks blown off because they are all amazing! I am so lucky to be a part of this team! Dream come true.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

Simon Says Stamp

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  1. Gorgeous card!!
    Love that stampset! It’s so adorable!!
    That background is gorgeous!!!
    Gonna get some Inktense pencils for X-mas! (can’t wait)
    Glad to hear that you’re alright!! Good good good!! 😉

  2. Love how this turned out, Laurel! Merry Christmas!

  3. This is really cute, Laurel! Great card!

  4. how cute.. I love your card that image is so fun.. How cool you have snow on your page..love it.

  5. Gorgeous card Laurel 🙂 the image is adorable and the added texture and background are FAB 🙂

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas 🙂
    Lols x x x

  6. so cool!! the texture totally looks like fur!!! and i love the puffy little hat!! congrats on the GREAT news from the dr too!! yahoo!!!!

  7. This is so sweet, Laurel! I love the soft palette that you went with 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Sarah Moerman says:

    Adorable card, Laurel! Love the pretty colours!

  9. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    This is such a cute card! I’m loving this stamp, too…it’s so fun!!!

  10. Adorable card Laurel! Love that sweet image!!

    Merry Christmas!


  11. A gorgeous card Laurel, I love your background and such adorable image.
    Heather xx

  12. Oh this is sooooo cute.

  13. These furry little ones are SO cute, Laurel!
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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