I apologise for no blog post last week but I have been very busy and finding it hard to get any crafting done. Plus I was waiting on my order for new products to arrive. I also apologise for not getting around to everyone’s blogs to see what they have done and leave comments. I just seem to run out of time to get to the reader.
Anyway, today I have some cards that I have made using the Wavy Blooms set and the new watercolours from CTMH. I used to do watercolour painting a few years ago and but unfortunately, I no longer have the concentration and hands to do it anymore. Plus I wasn’t great at drawing which is why I love stamping so much – someone else has drawn the image for me. So I was really excited that watercolouring is now back in fashion.
For these cards I have stamped and embossed the images on the watercolour paper and then using my own paintbrush painted the flowers with the watercolours. I used the vibrant yellow in the centres and the pink/red colour on the outside. The trick with watercolour is to use a lot of water. I had to work fast to help the colours blend together. The watercolour paper is very different to what I have used in the past and it took some time to get used to it. I think it is suitable for colouring in like what I have done or very basic backgrounds but I could not do a layered background like I could with the other papers.
For this card I have also used the new circle diffuser which helps make it easier to add the circle shapes onto the embossed background. For the centre of the flower I have used liquid glass and some small gold beads I had in my stash for something different.
I have used the new confetti embossing folder for this card and the following two cards. It is so versatile and great to use both ends on two cards. I love how the smaller flower went well on the larger flower.
The coral shimmer tape went perfectly with the flowers.
I also used the light yellow and greens for the small flowers and they went perfectly with the Pear cardstock.
I was very happy with how these cards turned out. They are bright and vibrant and would certainly cheer someone up when they receive one of these cards.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting