A bright pattern watercolour card

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.

Hydrangea watercolour resist card

Hydrangea watercolour resist card

I’ve found a new challenge blog today which inspired me to try a new technique. It is a challenge blog for watercolour cards and the challenge is watercolour resists (there are useful links to videos on the blog as well as examples). Since I have just started learning to watercolour this is perfect for me to try!!
I had decided to use a sketch for the card layout from the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge but to adapt it for a square card.

I used talc on my watercolourcard before embossing for a clean finish. For my main layer I tried using Sequin Waste as my mask, stamped through it in a slightly random fashion with my VersaMark Dazzle ink pad and then used Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I deliberately left the area that was going to be covered with a layer clear). I have all the Zig art and graphic twin ZIG Art and Graphic watercolour markers and decided to use various blues and purples to watercolour (the embossed areas resist the watercolour). I like to make craft area as beautiful as possible so I use this Marble Heart Chopping Board to mix and water down my watercolour pens! I use a Derwent Waterbrush to paint with.

This is my sequin waste layer.

On my next layer I used my Ranger Perfect Pen to make a swirl pattern and then heat embossed with clear powder. I used the same pens for my watercolour wash.

For my image I used the hydrangea stamp by inkylicious. I watercoloured with the same blues and purples plus greens.

As you can see I rounded all the corners with a Corner Punch and used Violet Metallic Marker on the edges. I did the same with the Lilac Pearlescent Card I layered them on. I used Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink for my sentiment and mounted it in the same way. I used a Round Watercolor Brush with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add a hint of colour to the card scallop edges. I stuck it all together using foam pads (edges coloured with the metallic marker) for the image and sentiment layers to help them ‘pop’.

Here is a close up!

Inside the card I randomly washed the watercolours I had used for the front to help tie it all together.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges
Allsorts challenge- masks and stencils
SweetPea Stamping- embossing wet or dry
Eclectic Paperie- embossing
CAS colour and sketch sketch challenge (see layout picture above)
101 Watercolour challenge- watercolour masks