Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watercolour Blog Hop


Welcome to the Watercolour Blog Hop! The focus for this blog hop is the use of Close To My Heart's watercolour products. I have to say that watercoloring has been a real challenge for me as it is WAY out of my comfort zone. I have watched a lot of videos and it still hasn't made me any more comfortable with the techniques of watercoloring... I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants here! 

You should have arrived here from Lisa Plummer's blog

A list of all participating bloggers can be found here

I chose to create three cards for this blog hop. The first is a card that simply uses blobs of paint and then an image stamped over top. I love this look and wanted to try it out myself. I backed the watercolour section with pink glitter paper for emphasis. 



For the second card, I decided to mimic a gorgeous card I saw on Pinterest some time ago. The base was done in watercolours in varying shades - I chose two shades of blue, a dark purple and a vibrant greenish-turquoise colour. I initially tried to keep them somewhat separate but they ended up being blended together. 

The flowers are cut from the Artistry cartridge and they are lightly painted with a yellow watercolour wash, just enough to give them some colour instead of leaving them white. They ended up with a Colonial White kind of colour so I chose a background of Colonial White paper as White Daisy looked kind of stark as a background. The branches were cut in black and adhered behind the flowers. For the centre of the flowers, I used the Blue Glitter Gems. 


The last card is one of total experimentation... I just painted sections in colours that I liked and slightly blended the edges together. I stamped the sentiment and added few sparkles afterwards. 


Your next stop on this blog hop is Carol Taggio's blog. I'm sure she has something wonderful in store for you. 


Products used are all Close To My Heart (for all 3 cards):

Paper: Pacifica Cardstock, Pink Glitter Paper, Watercolour Paper, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Thistle Cardstock
Inks: Memento Black Ink
Stamps: Friendship Wreath, Picture Perfect (Cricut Collection)
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artistry Cartridge, Watercolour Paints, Paintbrush Set, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Blue Dot Enamel and Glitter Gems

Enjoy, 
Alyson

11 comments:

  1. Very nice cards, I really like the contrast on the middle card with the flowers!

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  2. Sweet, I love all of these, what a beautiful way to water color esp w/ the vibrant colors

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  3. Wow you have been busy ! My favourite card is the first one. It really pops. Love all the techniques you used. Beautiful.

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  4. Your experimentation produced some great examples! I'm glad you shared all three. I especially like the design of the last one.

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  5. I love all your cards but the floral one is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

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  6. I love all three of your cards. They each have their own look and you show great versatility with the use of watercolors.

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  7. These are all such stunning cards- I especially like the second one!

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  8. Fabulous cards... difficult to pick a favorite. Every time watercolor is used the results are unique! That's what makes the cards special.

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  9. Such intense colors, lovely work!

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  10. Beautiful cards -love the bright colors!!!

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