Friday, April 17, 2020

Watercolor Background with Roses

Hello to you and happy Friday! 

I am popping in with another take on the technique shared on Day 5 of Spring Card Camp. The card I shared yesterday was supposed to be my practice piece. For whatever reason, I just had to do this again! You all know that I love to watercolor. 

Choosing my Altenew watercolors I combined yellow, greens and orange for my background, generously spattered with gold metallic paint. 

I found that the delicate die cut did't work best as a mask because some of the paint seeped underneath so it's mainly the outlines of the leaves that you see. Of course, I kept adding color and maybe should have stopped sooner. 

I adhered some of the die cut pieces to add interest, depth and to mimic the shapes of the roses. The eye should fill in the rest. Nuvo drops in green and gold were liberally placed as well. 

For the second card using the die cut, I have a much softer background and I like the more delicate look of this card. 

Cutting two roses from the bouquet die cut gave it a better fit on the card front. The sentiment was embossed in gold on a strip of vellum wrapped around the card. For shine and shimmer I added gold sequins. 

I'll list some supplies below for you. Keeping this short as it's a gorgeous day to be outside today. 

I hope that you are staying well where you are. I will probably be back tomorrow or even later today to share more class projects! All this blogging has been a great outlet and I am so thankful for your kind comments!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  PTI - Sentiment Staples: Sending You, and Inspired: Prayer and die
Paper: Fabriano Extra White Water Color 
INK: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Accessories: Memory Box - English Rose Bouquet Die (I can't find this anywhere online - could it be retired already?), embossing powder in white and gold