Saturday, 12 May 2018

Inspired watercolour with Falling Flowers

It's been a long tough week, but I finally got some crafting mojo happening! 

I was scrolling through Facebook and was inspired by Maria Willis after watching her video tutorial of this gorgeous card.

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I took heed and used Archival not Memento ink for my watercolour experiment - water colouring is a bit of a nemesis for me, I love cards I see, but I so struggle with the "randomness" of it!

My project wasn't as adventurous as I hoped it might have been, but it is a start, and I am happy with the "random" background behind the flowers. I'm also feeling a little more comfortable with the technique - as they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day" so I will keep persisting and working on it!

I added some droplets of water using embellishments for a touch of bling, and used my daughters favouite 2016-2018 In Color for the Emerald Envy card base. The gorgeous sentiment is from the new Love What You Do Stamp set - LOVE, LOVE LOVE this set, and it is currently available in 3 different Early Release Bundles (each with a FREEBIE) so you don't have to wait til June to order.

Products Used:
Love What You Do (sentiment)
2016-2018 In Colours (4 colours retiring May 31st) and Old Olive
Water colour paper
Emerald Envy Cardstock
Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (retiring May 31st)
Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring May 31st)

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  1. Absolutely beautiful Sue. Don't sell yourself short - your creations are amazing. D xox

    1. Thanks Denita, I was hoping to go with more bold colours, but went with more subtle colours so I wasn't totally out of my comfort zone

  2. Beautiful card with my favorite stamp set!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Yes!!! Falling Flowers is one of my all time favourite sets too! so glad it is carrying over into the 2018-2019 catty :)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue! I hope you’ll be doing more of these bc it’s such a treat to look at. Thanks for the shout out!

    1. You are more that welcome Maria, I love, love your style and creations. I will be doing more with my watercolours, and owe it all to your inspiration for the kick start

  4. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!💖

  5. Beautiful cards, I love them both, especially the rainbow flower one. I will have to try this technique. I so want to get into watercolor.


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