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Hello everybody! Vanessa here with a fun challenge for World Card Making Day.
For my challenge, I chose one of my favorite techniques: WATERCOLORS. It's a popular trend right now and I am sure there are many watercolor fans out there! I love that I can create a watercolor card using so many different mediums, like Distress Inks, Gelatos, Watercolor Pencils or real watercolors. It's fun to experiment and most of the time you can not be sure how it turns out :)
Sometimes you think it'll turn out ugly, but once it's dry, you might love it! Ha, or vice versa.
I created two samples for today. Look closely, you might get a peek of the upcoming release!
Here I used Derwent Inktense Pencils to color the gorgeous chrysanthemum (new release!!). I started with a panel of watercolor paper and stamped/heat-embossed the images. Then I applied water to the panel and, using a water tank brush, picked up color from the pencils to color the flower, the leaves and the background. For more fun, I flicked a bit of the color onto the background. After it was dried, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder. I adhered the panel to the card and finished it off with sequins.
The second card is a sample of playing with watercolors without knowing how it'll turn out. And I have to admit, I love how it turned out. For this background, I used Distress Inks. I pressed my ink pad onto a large acrylic block, spritzed the ink with water and dipped one corner of the watercolor paper panel into it. Then I cleaned the acrylic block and applied a new color. After spritzing it, I dipped the next part of the panel into it and so on. I repeated this with the whole panel until I was satisfied. Then I adhered the dried piece to my card base. I die-cut the rose and leaves from vellum and white card stock, layered them and adhered them to the card. Then I die-cut the "hugs" from card stock and fun foam and adhered it, too. Finally I added sequins.
Now it is your turn! Can't wait to see your take on my watercolor challenge, the possibilities are endless!
Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.