A bright pattern watercolour card

Another attempt at a watercolour card today. I felt like trying something a bit different so I decided to use a Faber-Castell Pitt permanent Pen to build up a pattern based on circles and flowers. I then used my ZIG waterolours to paint it.

I wanted to make all the papers so I echoed my main design and used my Sakura Stardust Gelpen to make them. I coloured the edge of my scalloped card with an Aubergine ProMarker.

I cut a purple and yellow ribbon for the central band. I didn’t have any buttons in my stash that were a good match for the card and since I wanted it to be as handmade as I could I decided to make the buttons. I had previously made a mould of an old button using Siligum. I used Martha Stewart paper clay (red, yellow and white to get orange)  and pressed it into the mould. When it was dry I rubbed some Gold Gilding Wax over the top to bring out the details.

This is a very different style of card for me and I’m not really sure about it!

I would like to enter the following chllenges:-
I followed this sketch from Sketch and Stash Challenge

The colours I used were from the Love to Create colour challenge

A Random Fan challenge- bright colours
Stamp and Create challenge- circles and dots
Crafting for the Craic- something with circles
A Creative Need challenge- textures and/or patterns.

8 thoughts on “A bright pattern watercolour card

  • September 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Wonderful design and fabulous colours too! Love this!! Thank you for joining us at A Creative Need with this lovely card! smiles,Deena

  • September 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Wow….this is fabulous, I LOVE all the bright colors and it fits our challenge perfectly! Thank you for joining us at A Random Fan!

  • September 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This is great, Jellie. What lovely vibrant colours, and the doodles are brilliant! I hadn’t heard of the silicone moulding putty you mentioned, and have just done a bit of research. That particular one does seem a bit more expensive than some – I’ve been using Amazing Mold Putty (300g) which you can get from Metal Clay Ltd. for £17.99 + £2 postage, or trhe same from Amazon at £14.50 (free P&P) and also from Ebay for £13.59 (free P&P). I also found on Ebay something called Certified Skin Safe Medical Grade Hiflex Silicone Moulding Putty, and 1 kilo costs £31.93 with free P&P, and although that’s a larger outlay all at once, it does work out qjuite a bit cheaper in the long run, if you are going to do a lot. I am going to have to get some more fairly soon and will probably go for that one. Hope this helps!

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and it’s great to be in touch again! Sorry you’ve been having problems commenting, but lovely to know you’ve been a silent follower for all this time! I’d be very happy to correspond by email if you’d prefer – there was lots to follow up on, in your comment. There’s an email link on my blog.

    Shoshi x

    • September 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks for all the infor Shoshi. I’ve only ever used Siligum….hadn’t even realised there were other makes!
      When I need more I’ll have to try one of these others. I always prefer using things someone I know has used and recommends.

  • September 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Beautiful card, love the vibrant colours and image. Thanks for joining in our September themed challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne 🙂


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