Love in Spring!

Hello everyone!

It’s been a nice sunny day today (at least most of the day) which kind of put me in a lovely Spring mood! So I decided to create a card using beautiful pastel colors that are very common for the season!

Quick Instructions:

This card was really easy and fun to make! I masked off the bottom of the panel and taped a stencil along the top part. I then smooshed the watercolors over the stencil and let the panel dry. I splattered a few drops of black watercolor to tie the top part with the sentiment (on a second thought it might have worked better if I had used black acrylic paint instead or skipped this part altogether…but oh well!). To add a tiny bit of dimension, I cut a stripe of white cardstock to match the bottom part of the panel, stamped the sentiment and adhered it to my card with double sided tape. To create a border line between the top and bottom section I decided to cut a very thin stripe of cardstock and paint it in the same pink color I had used in the top part design. I used a glue stick to stick this down. And a sweet spring card was done!

Supplies used:

  • Create a smile – Swirly stencil
  • Create a smile – This must be love stamp set
  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: No10, No34, No43, No63,     No 20
  • Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Watercolor brush
  • Paper trimmer
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick

With my little project, I decided to entered the following challenges. The ladies in their design teams have created fabulous projects, so if you are seeking for inspiration, you should check them out!


  • Seven Hills Craft Blog: Monthly Challenge – March Tic Tac Toe (Watercolour- big letters- pastel shades)

  • CAS Watercolour March Challenge – Spring

  • CAS Mix Up March Challenge: (stamping+smooshing+stenciling for my choice)

  • Pinspirational Challenges:#186 Spring

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #320 Anything goes and DT call

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #54 Anything goes

  • Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour March Challenge – Anything goes optional twist smoosh


Thank you all for stopping by! I am delighted to see you here and I would love it if you visit my blog regularly! 🙂

Have a wonderful day!


Kleri xx



24 thoughts on “Love in Spring!”

  1. This is beautiful Kleri! I love the looseness of the softly painted flowers! Awesome job of stenciling! The large script sentiment is perfect, especially with the black splatters! Love the tiny strip of pink as a divider! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

    1. Thank you so much for such an uplifting comment, Bonnie!Have a wonderful day!I would love to see you again soon!
      Kleri xx

  2. Your watercoloured flowers are so soft and pretty done in the colours of Spring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

  3. wow, so pretty! I love the pastel colours and what an amazing smoosh you acheived through the stencil. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  4. Such fantastic smooshing, I’ve never tried it over a stencil before but will have too after seeing this gorgeous design. Love the soft pastel colours you used too, perfect for Spring. So glad you shared this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

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