Inks and Paints make a Happy Heart !

Distress ink Card
          Hi friends...did my title make you smile...I sure hope so !! Well I guess at least for us crafters inks and paints can make our hearts happy!!
         My card was largely based on Taheerah's image inspiration challenge  at Winnie and Walter and I tried to make a distress inked background incorporating the pinks ,  purples ,green and yellow of the painting. 
         Also incorporated the  golden accents as gold heat embossing on my water colored roses and leaves.
Ink Splattered Card
       Added splatters of white acrylic paint using a toothbrush and created multiple layers just to complicate things a bit!! Hehe !! Loved the geometric designs of the floor in the image and tried to incorporate it in the white jeweled heart and woven embossed white card base!
Glossy Accents Dimensional Letters
      I inked my "happy" diecuts in the same colors I used to make the background and layered it on another "happy" die cut in foam . Used glossy accents  to make the letters glossy and dimensional. The heat embossed and water colored roses were fuzzy cut and made dimensional by the same pyramage /3 D decoupage technique I used in my Altered Box.Here is the tutorial to make a 3 D Stamped Rose : 3 D Decoupage tutorial 
Distress Ink and Watercolor Card
      All the distress ink sponging, heat embossing and painting did take time but it was fun!
I hope you liked seeing something in a "not my style" style!!

Supplies : Dies : Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway 
Stamps : Roses and Leaves from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Clear Stamp Set , Heart from Winnie and Walter True Clear Stamp Set
Coloring Media : Distress Inks  , White Acrylic Paint, Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens 


  1. Your background is so pretty!! Love how it turned out! :) HUGS

  2. Beautiful Sonia! I love how you layered up your text die cuts, and your rainbow colouring is completely divine! So pretty and feminine. hugs :)

  3. such lovely shading. Loved it.

    1. Thank you so much Anita...its something new to me but I thoroughly enjoyed it!!

  4. Your title is spot on Sonia ! Have the new colours of DI's recently delivered and just need time for a play.

    Love your rainbow of colours and your enjoyment in creating this project shine through in it's beauty.

    B x

  5. Like the wonderful artsy background, the heart w/ a prism look, roses & the happy stacked sentiment in a variety of colors. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Love youre background, and I realy love how you have fuzzy cutt the ends of the papers!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  7. Beautiful color blending in the background!! Pretty card!!
    Moxie Craftie

  8. Gorgeous Sonia, love the colors and the pretty background~

  9. I love this card. The colors are great and I love the way you did the background. I admit that inks and paints do make my heart happy :)

  10. Oh wow, Sonia, this is amazing!! I absolutely love the colors!! The white paint spatters are a perfect touch!! The flowers and happy are gorgeous!! I love, love this my friend!! It's stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. This is so so beautiful..love the background it is so dreamy...abosulutely fantastic..

  12. Gorgeous and bright colours Sonia..Loz

  13. Love all the colors in the background on your card and on the happy!

  14. This is soooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Such a beautiful card Sonia! I love the way you got inspired! :)
    Suchi xx

  16. love both the bg u have created. the distressed one and the white textured one

  17. Lots of layers ! Loved the depiction of abstract painting on your card !

  18. Oh WOW! this is beautiful:) I hope you are well.

  19. I love your background colours Sonia and the gold edges on the roses and leaves..Fabulous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  20. Brilliant designed creation. Love it....the colours are just oh so awesome...xxx

  21. Really like the colours you used, great card.

  22. Beautiful ..i just love the colors..

  23. Anonymous18/2/16

    Beautiful background, beautiful card.

  24. Your inking and watercolouring are always so happy and amazing, Dr. Sonia!!! Love this card, it makes me happy! :D Thanks for sharing!!

  25. Unique!! Especially love the heart!

  26. This is one of my ultimate favourites of your designs. I LOVE that background and the letters are fab too. I adore the colours you used.

  27. Beautiful flowers and love the 3-D look of the letters. Gorgeous

  28. Such a gorgeous card! I love Distress Inks too!

  29. Sonia, this makes my heart happy... as do YOU! What a stunning design. Your background is gorgeous and I adore the 'happy'... every inch of this card is inspiring, just like everything you create. Lovely as ever, my friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  30. What a lovely card, Dr.Sonia and loved the inky background. :)

  31. Hello, Dr. Sonia!
    What a fabulous card. Your participation in our challenges means SO much to me, and I can thank you enough for playin along with us. I hope you have a blessed week, and that you will join us again soon.
    God bless you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. For another fun challenge, please join us at CropStop - www.cropstop.com/blog

  32. A gorgeous card in a lovely design and fab colours. Beautiful made! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted To Stamps. Marlies

  33. that background is amazing. And so much effort and time has gone in all the details, beautiful.

  34. Fantastic card and you bet your title made me smile! Thanks for sharing with Let's Play!

  35. Nice layout! I like the inspiration.

  36. Great card and I love the colors you have chosen. So blessed you joined our last Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN

  37. Oh - I love the sparkles on this one! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along even more with my Gold and Watercolor Challenge at Winnie and Walter!!!



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