Friday, February 24, 2017

Colour Dare 232 - Watercolour Hello Card

This week's Colour Dare is a combination of 4 colours - White Daisy, Lemon, Fern and Sapphire. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with this combination - there were no current patterned papers with any of these colours - just the Fundamental papers - so it was either create my own pattern or do something else completely different. I chose the latter. 

I saw this idea on Pinterest - stamping the ends and painting in the middle. I wasn't sure how to go about the process so I did a sample first. This took me a lot of time - I had to mask and emboss the stamping component so that was a slow process, especially since it was done in three colours and the embossing was done in sections due to the masking part. 

The water colouring was another story... this is NOT my strength by any means. Frankly, it terrifies me. I chose to emboss the stamped images so as to protect them (hopefully - at least that was the goal). I wet the paper and then put blobs of paint in the three colours randomly around the paper. With a smaller brush, I blended sections of them together, working fairly quickly. I painted along the stamped images, adding water to keep the colours from drying on me. The hardest part is not letting the colours all blend together into one giant messy colour. When that was dry, I went back with some ShinHan markers and coloured in some of the stamped images and added the Thin Cut plus a few embellishments. 

So, here is my final card - a new creative challenge for me but one I would like to try again, for sure. It was fun :) 

Join us at Colour Dare, using all and only the colours shown in the photo. If you don't have the Close To My Heart colours, use something as close as possible. The challenge ends on Thursday, March 2 at 10pm EST. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Here for You, Springtime Wishes (ret.), Love This (ret.)
Inks: Sapphire Pigment Ink, Fern Pigment Ink, Lemon Pigment Ink
Accessories: Hello Thin Cut, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Watercolour Paints, Paintbrushes, Blue Dot Enamel and Glitter Gems, ShinHan Markers, Foam Tape



  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your work here:)

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  3. Oh, what a fabulous watercolored card! You did a fantastic job of laying the colors down to create a bright and cheery background. I love it!
    :) Marie

  4. Well, I am doing a background watercolor, you have inspired me and I can do it...I think. Gorgeous background and lovely embossed flowers.


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