Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Is it Thursday already? Yikes--the weeks are flying by!


Today I'm participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop. Yeah! Paulina's hops are awesome--great themes, lots of gorgeous cards, tons of prizes. :) The theme this time is watercoloring. Easy, right? The hop will be officially starting tomorrow (Friday) morning at 6am PST.

To kick things off, I'm sharing a watercolored card:

Sending Happiness

I started by die-cutting the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo Die 2 frame out of smooth bristol. Love that die! It's great for so many projects. Next, I die-cut the Flowers and Leaves using my Cameo. The black die-cut is a little atypical me, but I wanted something bold and, well, different. :)

Sending Happiness

I lightly traced the outline of the die-cut on the Stitched Duo Die frame so I knew which colors to use. For the watercoloring, I used several spray mists and intentionally went way over my sketched borders for an artsy look.

The sentiment is from the Sending and Wishing set from SSS. I also added a few of the new Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins (Strawberry Burst and Sunshine Glow).

For the background, I embossed the cardstock using the stitched circles from the Stitched Duo Die 2. Here's a close-up:

Sending Happiness

Here's the scoop:

  • Leave a comment here and along the hop for chances to win prizes. You can find the links at the Pretty Pink Posh blog
  • The hop starts Friday (6/5) at 6 am PST. You can link up your watercolored cards on the Pretty Pink Posh blog until June 8th at 11:55 pm PST. 
  • If we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp. For every 100 entries (up to 500) there will be an extra $20 gift certificate. 
  • When you link up, you'll be entered to win prizes from the fantastic sponsors! 



That's it from me. I hope you'll join in the blog hop! Have a great day!


142 comments:

  1. Fun!!!! Yay! This card is so cute. I love how you added the die over the water colored background.

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  2. Love the black die cuts. Adding it to my list of things to try x

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  3. Love the "drama" of the black against the watercolor. Inspiring.

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  4. I love the loose "artsy" look but often seem to not like my results. I will try this technique with the bold black to see if I can get the artsy but contained look I want. Thanks.

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  5. OMG, that's such a pretty card!

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  6. Excellent shaker card! Love the black outline! Thank you for sharing with us hoppers/shoppers!

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  7. OMG. You make me want a Cameo - that die cut is awesome. And I love the overwhelming black letting just a bit of the watercolor show through.

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  8. That's such a lovely card! The black die cut with the bright watercolor is so perfect.

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  9. Lovely watercolor flowers. Great card.

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  10. Very pretty! The black dies are striking on the beautiful watercolor background.

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  11. Lovely card with lots of inspiration! Thank you.

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  12. That color looks gorgeous popping through the black die cut!

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  13. Stunning contrast with the black - amazing! Thanks!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I love the bold flowers and the artsy coloring, such a stunning effect! :)

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  15. oh this car is so pretty and lovely! :)

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  16. Wow, I love this design and how you loosely watercolored to go under that beautiful die cut. Well done! I'll be borrowing this idea for a future card for sure!

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  17. Those black flowers are so pretty and look fabulous against the bright watercolour!

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  18. Love this black die-cuts and watercolor background! Great!!!

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  19. Breathtaking! Wouldn't be the same without the black diecuts.

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  20. Beautiful color combination Jocelyn! Love the stitched die too...completely a must have!

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  21. Very striking, the black really makes it outstanding.

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  22. wow!!! those bold flowers on top of the beautiful watercolor is AWESOME!

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  23. I LOVE the look of the black die cut! It is such a dramatic contrast to the watercoloured blooms, and ties the sentiment in, too. I also like the graphic embossing on the card base. All kinds of gorgeous going on here!

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  24. Love your watercolor with the bold black flowers- such a fabulous statement!

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  25. Great colors. Love how that black breaks in for a big bang too!

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  26. A beautiful use of watercoloring and die cuts. I love your choice of colors and the black flower and leaves die cut.

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  27. wow never thought of backing a black diecut with watercolour! gorgeous!

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  28. I just adore this card! The way you combined a digital die cut with watercolors, turns it into something special.

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  29. Wow! One f my favorites! I love that bright, fresh look and feel! Unique and beautiful!

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  30. Beautiful card! Love the black...really helps to pop those colors ♥

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  31. I love this idea! I have some dies that look too plain alone... This layering over watercolor is wonderful!

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  32. This card is just beautiful! Love those pretty water colored flowers!

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  33. Like the outline look of the die cut . I bet an embossed outline stamp would give the same look, sort of.... For those less fortunate dieless cardmakers. ... Beautiful card!

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  34. Gorgeous card! I love the look of the bold black against the watercoloring!

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  35. Very pretty. The black provides wonderful contrast.

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  36. Oh, cute!!! Love the die cuts over the watercolor!

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  37. Beautiful card!!!! Really beautiful!

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  38. The black die cuts are fabulous over the watercolors! Great card!

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  39. That's a GENIUS way to make a card! LOVE the idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Love the black against the bright colors!

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  41. Beautiful card. I like the embossed background and the black die.

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  42. Love the artsy look. The colors are great.

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  43. Stunning card. So is your name.

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  44. Love love love the black outline!

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  45. Love how you created those flowers. The black against those
    watercolors looks superb.

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  46. Wow! What a beautiful way to use watercolor and die cuts together. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  47. Love your card the watercolor look is gorgeous!

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  48. Love your card the watercolor look is gorgeous!

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  49. Wow I love the back panel! Very clever and your flowers are gorgeous with the watercolouring behind them!

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  50. So very beautiful ! I LOVE the design and colors !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  51. Love it. Love how you used the black it just makes the colours pop.

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  52. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the beautiful colors - and the black just pops!!!

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  53. very striking with that black outline, thank you for sharing!

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  54. Black against bold colors is amazing. AWESOME.

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  55. sweet card, love the black against colors.

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  56. The black really makes those colors pop. Beautiful card!

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  57. Girl. Your work is consistently AMAZING

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  58. Just BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the FUN Design!!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  59. Stunning! I love the black die cuts against those beautiful watercolors.

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  60. Very pretty card that just pops! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Such an eye catching card! The black die cut really pops with the watercolor background. Lovely card!

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  62. Love all the embossing on the background and the big bold black outline is perfect.

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  63. beautiful card!! love it!! awesome coloring..

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  64. Now, see? How creative is this?! And doable! Thank you for this amazing inspiration, Jocelyn!! Hugs, Darnell

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  65. I love how vibrant your card is! Who wouldn't love to get this card??

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  66. This is a stunner! Great colors!

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  67. lovely. love the combo of black and white with the bold colors.

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  68. Your card is so cool! Love the artsy look of the watercoloring under the black die cut flowers. Neat idea to use the circle dies to emboss your background panel, too! Definitely pinning this card for inspiration! Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  69. Just gorgeously stunning! I thought the white die cuts were really cool over the watercolor, but you've done black so marvelously! And I am so in love with the repetition of circular designs throughout your card - genius!

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  70. This is so pretty and bold! Love the colors

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  71. This is beautiful! It would look soooo nice framed!

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  72. love how you used the watercolor to background the outline dies!

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  73. So beautiful! Love how you used the PPP die for the background!

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  74. I love e bold black flowers! They totally pop against your water coloring.

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  75. Beautiful! I love the black on top!

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  76. Absolutely stunning!! I love the black die cuts you used to highlight the water coloring. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  77. I would never think of using black for the flower die cuts, and it looks gorgeous! They're so bold and they give a gorgeous Pop against the pretty background!

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  78. POW!! that is so COOL! Love the black, Jocelyn... stunning!
    =] M

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  79. Wow!! Amazing card!! Love the pop of the ink and black against the white!!

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  80. This card is so gorgeous! I love how you used the black die cut to define the shape of the image and the watercolor behind it. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Gorgeous! I love the stark contrast!

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  82. Brilliant way to be 'artsy' :) I wish I could think of things like using a die cut in black over watercolors for flowers! TFS and giving me some inspiration ♥

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  83. Absolutely stunning! Bold colour and black on the white background is awesome. Love it!

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  84. a very beautiful card. Love the way you've used your watercolour behind the dies

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  85. I love this look! I love your outline of flowers and leaves in black, surely does make everything pop. And the beautiful watercolor background for the flowers and leaves are just the icing on the cake!

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  86. Woah, I love it! Love the contrast between the bright colors and the black die cutted flowers. Gorgeous! :)

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  87. I love the way you watercolored behind the die cut! Great card!

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  88. I LOVE the floral die cuts and all the embossed stitching!

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  89. This is gorgeous! I love the background behind the cutouts. I really need to use my Cameo more.

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  90. I LOVE this card and the black diecut...very stunning!

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  91. Stunning card. The black flower die cut just pops with the water-colored background.

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  92. The black diecut flowers REALLY make the watercoloring POP!!!

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  93. That black DIES really pop with your adorable watercoloring and Love your arrangement on your card Jocelyn
    Stunning card
    hugs, Monika

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  94. I love the black die cut over your water coloring. Such a striking card! Just beautiful!!

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  95. Love toour card. The water color background is beautiful and the black die cut really pops. Super!

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  96. Oh, my do I love your card! The contrast of the bright colors with the black die cut is stunning! Love it!!!! TFS!

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  97. Love that bold black die cut layered over the watercoloring. Very striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. oh my goodness...that color contrast is awesome!

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  99. OMG....love this one. The pop of colors and black die cuts makes it so striking. Just love it.

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  100. Wow, what a striking card, I love it

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  101. I really like the black die cuts on those yummy water colors! Super card!

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  102. The black floral overlay is gorgeous!

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  103. Stunning card. I love how you made your background, and the bold black on top of your watercoloring :)

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  104. Gorgeous card! I love the artsy feel of it and the bold black floral diecuts, are perfect!

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  105. Love everything about this beautiful card! Such great detail!

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  106. Wow, the vibrant colors really pop on the white! Gorgeous!

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  107. Such a striking card. Love the watercolor with the black framed flowers.

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  108. Your card is stunning and gorgeous - LOVE the black die cuts over the watercoloring!!! Looks so awesome!!

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  109. Die cuts over watercolor? This blog hop is filled with enough new ideas to keep me busy for the summer!

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  110. The die cuts over the watercolor is such a fun, must try idea! It's so fun to see the different style each person thinks of with their cards and supplies

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  111. How creative of you to adhere the die cut to the fabulous background colors. I like the embossed panel too. Thanks

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  112. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  113. What a fun colorful card! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  114. Gorgeous card! Love the black against the colorful watercolors. TFS!

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  115. Love the bold effect that the black die cut over the watercolors brings!!
    <3 J

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  116. Stunning project, so beautiful, love it!

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  117. Beautiful--love the black die cut on top of the water coloring, lovely effect!

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  118. Pretty card! Love the black die cut pieces over the pretty watercolors!

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  119. This is so pretty! I love the embossed background and the black die cuts are gorgeous over the watercoloring! You are going to have to tell me what that cut file is!

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  120. Jocelyn this is gorgeous I love how the black outline flowers make your watercoloured flowers pop!!

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