Sunday, 4 May 2014

Playing with some watercolours

I recently bought a set of watercolour paints, so yesterday I pulled them out and had a play.  I went through my stash and dug out some paintbrushes (those things have been breeding, I had no idea how many I had!) and a mug of water and a pad of Canson watercolour paper I bought a few weeks ago and just did some experimenting. I cut out a panel of watercolour paper using a "stitched mat" die from Lil' Inkers - (For the second card, I had to extend the die by cutting half, repositioning carefully and cutting the other edge to make a panel the right size.)
And then I did version 2.  More intense colour (especially the blue background) and a different layout.  Which do you prefer?
 I'll be submitting this card to Keep it Simple - Watercolor
http://kis-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/keep-it-simple-39-watercolor.html
and to  Virginia's View Challenge #3 - Stitching.
and to Simon Says Stamp's "Anything Goes" challenge
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-with-sequins/
 Thanks for visiting.  

12 comments:

  1. Love the water-coloring, Michelle! Your faux stitching is lovely for this design! Thanks SO much for entering Virginia's View Challenge!

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  2. These cards are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing at KIS!!

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  3. This is beautiful. The watercoloring is stunning and I love the CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

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  4. Beautiful - love the watercolouring and the stitched die! Both cards are elegant and CAS :)

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  5. Both versions of your sympathy cards are really lovely, Michelle! The faux stitching is a perfect touch.

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  6. A really lovely sentiment card. Very elegant and so pretty the way you watercolored the BG for the flower.

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  7. Both really gorgeous!! Love all that white space too!

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  8. I agree with everyone --- BOTH cards are awesome!! I love how you thought to cut out the same panel, and the sewing...YOU ROCK! I've been dying to play in Virginia's challenge and even have a brand new sewing machine the DH bought me for Christmas....but for some reason, sewing intimidates me so much, I'm almost afraid to try. The only thing I have used it for, (so far) is some mending that my son asked me to do! Nothing to do with my cards and that's the main reason I wanted it!! Hope to see you again in class tomorrow!!

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  9. Hi Michelle,
    I'm glad you joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
    Both cards are sooo pretty. Love the soft and dreamy look.

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  10. Your cards are beautiful. I love the effect that you've achieved with the water colouring.
    Elaine

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