Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hugs

Hello blog friends! I have been seeing so many beautiful watercolors so I got mine out too. However, I don't have much luck with coloring with watercolors so mine ends up being much more simple.



For this, I started with my watercolor background by taking the blue color and doing a wet on wet technique to color the top portion and then did the same with the green at the bottom leaving a blank space in the middle. I let them dry (mostly) and the added purple. There were a few places that it hadn't completely dried and the colors started to blend a bit but I used a dry piece of towel to mop some of the excess up. Once it had dried completely, I heat embossed a large background stamp over the whole panel.
The 'hugs' sentiment is from Honey Bee and all three layers are in the same set. I die cut the largest outline in vellum and the two smaller layers in white cardstock. The middle layer, I water colored purple. This wasn't watercolor cardstock so I used very light water and to keep it from curling up I used a closed ink pad to weigh it down while it dried. The watercolored background was trimmed down and added it to a top folding A2 card, then the 'hugs' sentiment was layered together and added on top. I embossed the smaller sentiment on black cardstock and trimmed it down. Then used foam tape to add it. A few sequins finished off my card.

Supplies:
Stamps: SSS - Kaleidoscope leaves bkgrd, MFT - Essential  sentiments
Dies: Honey Bee - Hugs
Inks: Mijello watercolors - Viridian, Br Clear Violet, Cerulean Blue 

I am sharing this in Always Fun challenges #44 - anything goes.

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