Sunday, July 17, 2016

Watercolor of Greetings PP304

Hi all and welcome to Clean-and-Simple week at The Paper Players!  The lovely Jaydee is our hostess this week and she's challenged us to create a CAS design with watercolor:
I knew right away what I wanted to do so I got out my Aqua Painter and an assortment of inks and went to work:
This is my favorite kind of watercoloring--just swishes of color across a page.  I'm not very good at intricate, detailed watercoloring so I love this technique.  I always start out with a base layer of colors that are lighter than the colors I use as the final layer.  Here So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Pool Party made my first layer of color.  When that was dry (or after I dried it with the heat tool!) I added the second layer of deeper colors: Crushed Curry, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay.
I die-cut the sentiment from my watercolor panel with the Greetings Thinlits.  Next, I cut several more sentiments from thick Whisper White cardstock.  I think I cut about 5 more.  Each one was glued to the next with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and lastly topped with my watercolored piece.  Once I fit the stacked sentiment in place, secured with more Fine Tip Glue, I had a dimensional sentiment that looks like it's floating on the surface.
I had so much fun, that I made another one with the same colors but oriented a diferent way.  This is the fun part about watercolor--no two are alike!
Stacked another sentiment in the same fashion...
...and finished off the inside of both using a swoosh fom the Number of Years set (coz it was laying on my desk!) and a sentiment from One Big Meaning.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to check out my friends on the Design Team for some fabulous inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team



Nancy said...

Very pretty watercolor process!

LeAnne said...

Oh my oh my! I LOVE this effect....definitely on my "techniques-to-try" list! Pinning it for future reference! Just lovely, I could look at it all day!

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! Love that technique..your swishes of color are so pretty. I need to try this!

Diane - said...

Very nice and I like the inside as much as the outside! hugs

Colleen Begley said...

So pretty, Nance! I like that floating sentiment. I'm going to have to give it a try now.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I just love this Nance - great tip about layering the colours too, I will have to try that as it is really effective and gives a lovely blend. CAS watercolouring at its best!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is CAS perfection, Nance! I just love the color palette, too! AMAZING card, My Friend!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Beautiful colours in your background! I should try that too as I'm not very good at intricate colouring!