Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make it Monday #161 - Watercolor "Splats"

I love anything to do with watercolouring, so when Nicole Heady, at Papertrey Inks, showed us one way to achieve a watercoloured background, I had to try it.
For my background I sponged the inks and then placed some water drops onto it. I chose to fade out the colours, and not go right to the edge. While that dried, I made the flower garland, then layered it all up. In  hindsight, I wish I'd diecut the garland out of the background and inlaid this one, for easier mailing, but "oh, well". There's always a next time! (I also wished I'd used white embossing powder for the sentiment...) I did go back with my waterbrush and add some Berry Sorbet ink onto the center of the Sweet Blush flowers to give them some depth. I like that. Perfect Pearls finished off the flowers, with a few extra dots around the perimiter.

Inks: Aqua Mist, simply Chartruese, Tropical Teal, Spring, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush (PTI), and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps/dies:Garden Grace, Embellished Elegance
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, coral coloured paper from my stash
Other: Perfect Pearls, L'il Inkers Stitched Die


  1. Oh, so pretty. Love your colors and how you faded out your background.

  2. WOW Kathryn! LOVE the background you created and garden grace is always a winner, if you ask me! :-)

  3. What a lovely card! I love the pretty colors & design.
    Beautifully done!

  4. Very beautifully done, Kathryn! Love how you faded the background and your Garden Grace posies are gorgeous!

  5. I love this technique - I watched Nichole's video, too, but haven't tried it. Yours is amazing! Love how it fades out, the depth of your flowers and textures like the p. pearls. I love it ♥