Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Watercolor Love

One of the hottest trends right now is watercoloring. I love it! One of my paper crafting goals this year has been to do more stamping. This goes hand in hand with using different watercolor techniques. I spent some time on Youtube the other night and learned a technique that many people already use. But, it's new to me. I used markers and colored on an acrylic block. Then, I spritzed it with water. Finally, I placed my paper onto it and lifted it off to find a beautiful design. When it was dry, I stamped my flowers onto it and cut them out. It gave the image a soft , gorgeous look. I did this a couple of times and here are the cards I created as a result.

 I used Papertrey's Year in Flowers Violet for my flower. I cut several of the images out and layered them with foam adhesive. The sentiment is from WPlus9 Very Vintage Florals.
To add a bit more texture, I glued some beads onto the center of the flowers. 
This card also was inspired by the WPlus9 Monday Mood Board.
I loved the blues and the painted look on this!

 Here's another version of the card. Using different colored markers gave me a different look.
Both of these cards were also made for Moxie Fab World's Watercolor Challenge. I've been having so much fun playing along with Cath's challenges and have been thrilled to be a 'Trigger Target' twice in the past several weeks. (See my side bar!)I'm so glad she posted this one because it really forced me to learn something new and to try it.

That's about it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Romy said...

Gosh, these cards are both true beauties. I haven't tried this watercolor technique yet, but you definitely inspired me to do so.

pattyo said...

These cards look so pretty!

Charlene said...

I've been playing with watercolors and distress Inks and having a blast! These cards are beeautiful!!!

Paper Squirrel said...

Super pretty! So soft and springy.

Lindsay said...

Soooo lovely!

~amy~ said...

::gorgeous:;

Leigh said...

Oh, these are both gorgeous Anabelle! I haven't tried this technique-- thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

So beautiful! LOVE the soft colors and gorgeous flower...such lovely cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Loving your Beautiful water colored projects!!nnthanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Valerie said...

Just stunning.

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Very beautiful flowers. :)

Karen said...

gorgeous, vibrant cards....lovely

Cath said...

Hey Anabelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Bravo for being Moxie Fab with your watercolour flower card. So so soft and pretty.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations - I love the blue watercolor card too!

Kelly Griglione said...

Just saw this on Moxie Fab ... they're GORGEOUS! Big congrats on your win : )

maria f. said...

So beautiful. Congrats.

fun stamping said...

Beautiful cards - congrats on your Moxie fab win - well deserved!

Petti said...

Both of your cards are very pretty and and congrats of winning the challenge. Well deserved!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So beautiful! The beads are a perfect addition. Congrats!

Julie said...

Great cards, love the watercolour.