Sunday, August 9, 2015

CDD Keeping Cool Linky Party

Happy Monday everyone ! 

It is the second week of the

Craft It Up & Link It Up 

"Keeping Cool" Linky Party

Share with us all your
 keeping cool crafty creations. 
Think water, ice cream or anything you can think of.

I was super happy to have a bit of free time , my hubby was on vacation ( as you can imagine we were super busy all week) ! 
I did a water colored background shaker card 
(that is a mouthful,lol) .
As I warned you I will be using the beautiful 
Fancy Frames Dies a lot !!!! 
I really can't help myself ! 

I began by getting my water colors and doing the
smooshing technique 
( not sure if that is correct ,lol ) .
Basically , you get the colors you will be using ,
in my case I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks
in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed 
and I rub a bit of the ink directly onto my craft mat ,
then I spray a bit of clean water over the inked areas .
Next, I place my water color paper over the
watery ink on my craft mat .

I repeat the process a couple more times ,
until I achieve the desired water colored background .
I do let the water color dry in between . 

I also did the same technique for the beach waves ,
for the waves I used 
Tim Holtz 
Distress Inks in
Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, 
and a small amount of 
Peacock Feathers. 
 I used the CDD
Outdoor Landscape dies
to die cut my waves .

This party sponsors are...

CDD- 1 stamp set

TCBJ - $25 gift card.
(regular priced patterns)

I hope you will join us and share your Keeping Cool projects !

Thank you so much for stopping by !
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !


Recipe ~

Beach Bound

Fancy Frames

Outdoor Landscape Dies

Dew Drops Sequins

Sunny Day Sequins


  1. This is so gorgeous!! The smooshed background looks amazing!! I love the sweet little girl and the way you've colored her!! This is just fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. I've been wanting to try the "Smooshing" Technique.... maybe this is the kick in the pants I need! :) LOVE your card... it's so pretty & Unique! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. I love your smooshing technique. Very pretty with all the added glitter and pretty little beach bum girl. Such a sweet card my dear.