Watercolour Card #1 – You’re the best 4×4

Hi everyone!

Apart from creating challenge cards, I’ve been trying out various techniques. The one I’ve wanted to try for a long time is the one that Kristina Werner used. You can find the original card here. I love the way she blends colours and adds those droplets to finish the look.

I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Memento DewDrop Rose Bud inks to create the background. Memento is not as perfect as Distress Ink to work as watercolour and you have to be fast, but it’s still nice and adds some soft colour with water.

To create the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp What’s Brewing Clear Stamps Set and also had to cut out a little heart from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner Stamps Set. Worked pretty good together! The ink to stamp them is VersaFine Onyx Black.

I also added some mocha coloured sequins, but I wish I had pink or blue ones. One day, one day…

I hope you enjoyed reading it. Have a good day and thanks!

Julia

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Challenge Cards #1 – Rabbit’s flower

Hi everyone!

I have decided to try and participate in various challenges. I am starting with this challenge at Retro Sketches. I liked the sketch they suggested for this challenge and made a spring card.

Actually, it first intended to be an Easter card, but then I changed my mind and turned it into a simple flowery card.

The stampset I used for creating the floral background is Scrapberry’s Flowers and Bird. There is quite a variety of flowers to be used to fulfil any purpose. Inks used with the set are Tim Holtz Distress Inks Walnut Stain and Antique Linen. I use small inkpads, because they are cheap and very comfortable for use. Tiny and nice to be stored in a little box of mine with all other inkpads.

The little rabbit has been watercoloured. I absolutely love colouring those tiny images, they turn out very neat looking and the colours blend well. Here I used a simple set of watercolour pencils. The stamp image itself was taken from Folia Ostern Clear Stamps Set.

The pattern paper is from the Prima Hello Pastel 6″ x 6″ pad. I can’t stop using it, it’s really good and varied with patterns and colours.

I have smashed the white outline a bit, but I don’t think it’s a huge disaster. Perhaps, I’ll be able to fix it, by finding a nice detail to add to the bottom of the card. Still haven’t decided what I want there and made my decision to end the card at that moment.

Here is the challenge sketch:

 

Thank you for reading!

 

Julia