Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Virginia's View challenge and Make it Monday #154

Since I've been playing around with watercolors for a week, I decided to play in the first Virginia's View challenge and since the card is sort of one layer (it's flat), I'm linking this up to Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #154.


I could not capture the glittery accents on this card in a normal shot, so I included a close up of one of the leaves.  Like Erin Lincoln did in the MIM video, I stamped the sentiment and then embossed over it with clear embossing powder.


I used my watercolors to ink up my stamp--I had to do this a few times to get vibrant color--then smudged it after it dried a bit before I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.  I used regular, white cardstock and this technique worked well.
 
Speaking of watercolors...I use a cheap, $5 set of watercolors I found at Michael's and an old brush I've had forever.  I do have a couple of inexpensive watercolor brushes that are smaller.  You don't need expensive supplies to watercolor is my point.  I do have watercolor paper and like to use the thickest I can find.
 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. Very, very lovely, a real stunner in red!!!

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  2. I love that red, this is a stunning watercolor effect!

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  3. Stunning! I love love all the shading that you achieved with water-coloring! Love reading how "you did it"!! You make it look EASY!!!! Thanks SO much for joining the fun at Virginia's View Challenge! Totally sharing this over our VV Challenge Facebook page :)

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  4. This is a beautiful card.

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  5. Very pretty card. I like the splatters...need to give that a try.

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  6. Pretty card. I really need to get better a water coloring.

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  7. Very beautiful card!

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the red flowers. :)

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  9. Lovely effect you have created with your watercolours, well done!

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  10. This is so pretty!!

    I'm going to scope out your blog tomorrow ! :)

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