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Sunday, February 19, 2017

So Very Much Watercolor PP332

Happy Sunday, peeps!  This week at The Paper Players, sweet Laurie is our hostess for a Clean-and-Simple challenge:
Clean-and-Simple with a sentiment as a focal point......hmmmm.  I'll admit I was a little stumped until I remembered this awesome Sale-a-Bration stamp set, So Very Much, that I got for free:
I knew that a watercolor background would be the perfect way to make this large sentiment the focal point.  SU's Watercolor Pencils just arrived in my mailbox and the Fab Friday challenge had some colors that were just perfect to create a watercolor wash background: (from the left) Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Rich Razzleberry, and Bermuda Bay.  I did use an ink pad for the Peekaboo Peach since it doesn't come in a pencil.  These colors are so pretty together and blend very well. 
The watercolor pencils are so easy to use--just scribble some color onto your choice of paper (I used watercolor paper here) and blend the pigment with either a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or a paintbrush.  I like the effect of the Aqua Painter best as I wanted a very watery look.  A few passes with the heat gun made sure the design was good and dry.  A dry surface was especially important here because I heat embossed the sentiment and I didn't want any stray bits of embossing powder sticking to the watercolor! 
So Very Much, also from the same set, was stamped with Black Archival ink onto a strip of Watercolor paper and the ends were snipped.  I used watercolor paper instead of Whisper White for the sentiment because I wanted the sentiment banner to match the color of the focal piece--watercolor paper is slightly more vanilla than white.  Since this is a CAS challenge, I resisted the urge to add more details and just added a little bit of washi tape to dress it up.

I hope you like my So Very Much Watercolor card today. I had fun playing with the watercolor pencils and these gorgeous colors.  Be sure to stop by the rest of The Paper Players design team to see how they used sentiments as a focal point.  Maybe you'll even join our challenge before it closes on Friday, February 24th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team 
Claire Broadwater
Sandy Mathis 

  

17 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

So pretty! Love the watercolor panel with the Washi Tape accents. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Nancy said...

Love the colors and can't wait to try the new watercolor pencils. The black ink on the sentiment ties in so nice with the card base, the touch of washi tape is adorable too. Great colors!

Joanne James said...

Love this Nance! This stamp is one of my SAB favourites this year and looks great with that brightly coloured background. Love the addition of the washi too - I have tons of the stuff yet so often forget to use it and your card goes to show a little goes a long way and adds detail whilst still looking 'clean'.

Heather said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I haven't even broken out my watercolor pencils yet - how sad is that? I had no idea these colors were in there, lol. I love the washed background with the bold sentiment over it - gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Colleen Begley said...

Bold and bright! I love it Nance!

laurie said...

How pretty! I love the idea of the watercolor background to accent your sentiment.Turned out awesome Nance!

Have a great day:)

Brent Scheffer said...

The Fab Friday watercolor work with the black highlights is stunning! Awesome!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is so pretty! I love the black emboss on the BRIGHT rainbow... it really makes that embossed sentiment POP off the card. The little touches of washi tape look fab! Nice job sister.

Hugs
PS: Can't wait to see you!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is fabulous! I love that color combo and it just pops with the black background! I never think to use washi tape, but love how this looks. Thanks for the inspiration! A fun, happy card! I hope you have a great week, My Friend! XX

Amanda Mertz said...

Love that vibrant watercolor background! It's a perfect bright compliment to the black card base and embossed sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

LeAnne said...

I really thought I would see more of this stamp being used by the DT, so I was thrilled to see your creation! How clever to use those colors (which had me running for the hills when I saw that challenge!) against the bold black background! Really packs a punch, I love it, especially since the sentiment is embossed...extra snazzy!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card, Nance! The bold colors really pop against the black, and I love the little bits of washi tape. Great job embossing on the watercolor paper too, I'm sure I would have screwed that up!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW!!! Such a gorgeous watercoloring and lovely colors, Nance. The sentiment is amazing too.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE all that colour! And that touch of washi - so fun!!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the bold, graphic card you created and those rainbow colors are fabulous. The touch of black and the washi tape are the perfect way to really focus your eye to your black sentiment. Awesome card
hugs
jaydee

Cindy Beach said...

Hi there, Nance!
Your rainbow array of colors makes a gorgeous backdrop for the bold scripty sentiment. Love the crisp black too and the washi tape is the perfect addition. A fabulous design, as always!

Brian King said...

Beautiful, Nance! What a great way to showcase these colors and this sentiment. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge!