Friday, April 10, 2015

H2O color

Today I am playing along with The Paper Players and Make My Monday Challenge. What wonderful inspiration!

Entering Challenges:
The Paper Players- PP239
Make My Monday- Photo Inspiration


This is my first attempt at making a scene using just watercolor. I have a ton to learn and this is definitely not my last time using this way of coloring.
I hope you like it...

Die-cut the word 'Happy' along with stamping the word
'birthday' makes for an eye popping sentiment.
The bird and 'hsppy' seem to play off each other.
Sequins add just a bit of sparkle.
 This is how I did it...

  1. Cut my watercolor base to 4.5"x 6" and started painting my background.
  2. Blotted the extra water to form the white spots for clouds.
  3. Stamped the bird and blossoms using StazOn and just to be safe, I heat set the images
  4. painted the bird, blossoms and some of the branches
  5. Die-cut the word 'Happy' and adhered it diagonally to the card.
  6. Stamped 'Birthday' in black ink and then traced it using a bold marker.
  7. Added the sequins for a touch of sparkle.
  8. Mounted the watercolor to black CS then on the H2O-paper base. 
That is it.. Because this is my first time with this techinque it took awhile and lots of learning curves... But in the end I think it turned out well.. I hope you like it too.

Well we will see again and thank you so much for stopping by.

All the best,


laurie said...

So pretty! Love how you added the sequins! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Joanne James said...

What a beautifully watercoloured scene with just the right amount of sparkle from you sequins. Thanks for joining us for our die cut challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful water coloring!!! Lovely card design!!

Monika Reeck said...

Wooow your watercoloring is wonderful I adore the color combo and great DIE you have Shawna..adorable card for today post..hugs.Monika

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this gorgeous card.. Love the watercolour effect.
Suzi B x

Fliss said...

Very pretty card with lots of lovely detail and sparkle.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
Fliss DT x

Niki G said...

Your watercoloring is gorgeous! Mahalo for becoming my newest follower!!

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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