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.
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