Friday, 31 August 2012
I've seen a few cards recently that use watercolouring and okay, it's not my strongest suit - I was that kid in school who got more paint on me and the floor than the paper (and I can attest that as of today, I still am! lol!) - but it's such a lovely effect I had to give it a go...
I went with soft blues and greens for my paint colours to give the effect of water, grass and sky (I hope!) and used a kraft card base with some thick textured paper to paint on - mostly because it was the only white paper I had to hand other than printer paper and I wasn't convinced that would hold the watercolours very well - but I think it actually added nicely too the effect.
The floral stamps are from skipping stones with a sentiment from Stampin' up, both inked in brown pigment ink from paper mania. I used some button twine from sew sweet and a button to embellish.
I'm submitting this to:
- The Crafty Pad - Twine
- The Pink Elephant #163 - Sympathy/Thinking of You
- Desert Islands Crafts Challenge #36 - Blue, Green, Something Wet (Water), No patterned paper
- LEJ Designs Challenge #18 - Anything Goes