Friday, March 11, 2016

Deep Red Stamps - Watercolor Spring Challenge & Give Away!

Did you know that Deep Red Stamps is hosting a challenge this month? It's a Watercolor Spring Challenge - right up my alley and yours too!

Here are the details...

We're is hosting a challenge during the month of March. The inspiration for the challenge is SPRING and/or WATERCOLORS (pencils, paints or pastels count!) 
  • Your project must contain at least one of our Deep Red Stamps. 
  • Your blog post must feature the SPRING CHALLENGE graphic (above). 
  • Link your blog POST for THIS challenge (no links that go to youtube, pinterest, general blog) 
  • You can use your project in other challenges. 
  • Enter as often as you like, one blog post per entry. 
  • Challenge entries close March 31st, 11:55 EST. 

Winners receive $35 in Rewards Points to use at At least 1 winner for every 20 entries will be chosen. Share this with your friends!

Well, you know how much I love watercoloring and DRS stamps so I decided to give it a go! I actually made 2 cards - I couldn't decide which I liked better. Which do you prefer?

This image was stamped with Memento Dye Ink then watercolored with InkTense watercolor pencils.

This card was also stamped using Memento Dye Ink but I colored it with my Staedtler watercolor pencils. It doesn't really show in the photo but the wishing well is actually pop-dotted off the background away from the frame.

So, which do you like better?

Be sure to vote because I have 4 fun brand new Deep Red Stamps for one lucky Ink Stained Friend that casts a vote for their favorite design!

You have until March 19th to vote for your fav.!

Remember - Be sure to enter the DRS Spring/Watercolor Challenge TOO!!

Good Luck Everyone


Have an Ink Stained weekend!


  1. Hi Roni. I like the garden gate the best. Maybe because of all the shadows. thanks as always for sharing.

  2. Both are beautiful Roni but I love the wishing well because you don't see many of them any more Karen x

  3. wow, the garden door is so detailed! that gets my vote.

  4. The Garden Doorway is my favorite! Beautiful image!

  5. The Garden Gate is my favorite and it shows more of your beautiful coloring skills.

  6. my fav "Garden Doorway". Beauty

  7. Well, both images are equally beautiful, but I think the patterned paper base on the Garden Doorway card makes it more Springlike and it's my choice out of the two cards. I think it would make a great St. Patrick's Day card. TFS Elizabeth

  8. Both are lovely,and having to choose my favorite, I like the door! Good luck with the challenge! Jackie ")

  9. Both are Beautiful!!Love the garden door,coloring is awesome!!Good luck!!

  10. I'm going to join the majority...the garden doorway. It shows off more of your coloring skills! Like the other one too, but since you said we had to choose.........

  11. If I just look at the "painting," I honestly can't choose - they are equally beautiful. But the background paper on the Garden Door card really sets that one off, so that's my vote!

  12. I like both cards really well. My fave is the wishing well. It reminds me of the old days on my aunt's farm. The water was always cool and refreshing!

  13. I think the garden door is my favourite. I love how you coloured the wishing well, it really stands out, but the garden door looks very inviting Like it is hiding a magical fun place. Hugz

  14. Love them both, but if I must choose one...the well. Makes me think about wishes!

  15. Love them both, but if I must choose one...the well. Makes me think about wishes!

  16. the wishing well is my favorite. you colored it beautifully! and it's a wishing well sooooooo let's make a wish.
    stamping sue

  17. I love greens so I have to vote for the Garden Door! Love the background paper too.

  18. My Fave out of these two is the garden door so sweet looking
    thanks for the chance to win these stunning stamps :) hugs Nikki C


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!