Friday, September 20, 2019

CD 361 - Green Painted Background with Wreath

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #361!

This week, it's all about the greens - any shades of green. You are welcome to add up to 
2 Neutrals and Black and White are also free. 

I recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire about creating a watercolor background using Versamark and ink pads. My first attempt didn't go very well so I went to actual watercolour paints the second time and that worked much better. The background was stamped using Versamark first and heat set only to dry (but not embossed). Making the paper just damp, and using fairly watered down paint shades, I painted over the background until I had the colours I wanted.

The wreath was cut twice - both using Clover cardstock but taking advantage of the lighter colour on the reverse. They were then mounted slightly offset with the black circle under both wreaths and the white circle with the sentiment mounted with foam tape on top. The card background is simply a few layers of cardstock with some doodling around the edge. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us your love of green! 
You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Watercolour Paper 
Stamps: Short and Sweet, Striped Jungle Background (SSS)
Inks: Clover, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, Black Journaling Pen, Watercolour Paints and Brushes, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Foam Tape, Jasper Leaves Die (Memory Box) 



Michelle said...

LOVE your card! Your background is amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try. Love the leaf wreath, too.

Cat Nowak said...

Wonderful card! I love the vine as it draws your eye into the sentiment.

A.Rose said...

The mix of the background with the wreath is terrific.