Friday, 31 August 2012

Watercolour Sympathy

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


  1. This is gorgeous....great image and

  2. This is so soothing, so pretty! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  3. Stunning creation & perfect for purpose! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week! I hope you can join us next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Beautiful watercolor - I hope you'll link up again at 52 Car Pickup this week!

  5. Beautiful card and well done on your watercolouring. :)
    Thanks for entering it into our Twine challenge at The Crafty Pad. :)


  6. Stunning thanks for joining in at LEJ this week x

  7. such a gorgeous card ,the effect of the watercolours is beautiful . thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs this week . Tina xx