Monday, May 18, 2015

All Things Beautiful

Hi, Diana here!

I have not done a "no-line" water coloring in a while. So I thought this week's Hummingbird challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such, would be a perfect time to try it again. I love the result and hope you do too!

I first used watercolor markers to stamp the images from another stamp set and the Our Daily Bread Designs Hummingbird, which is not in the CCNS store. However, if you go to Classy Cards 'n Such online store, type in Hummingbird in the Search bar. You will see other dies, stamps, stickers for Hummingbirds.

This was also the perfect time to use my Twinkling H2O's Thankful set - because hummingbirds are just gorgeous and shimmery in real life.  After everything was dried, I splattered some of the blue and green watercolors to the image.  I then trimmed down the image using the large stitched die from MFT Blueprint 13, and adhered it to a black card base using Scor-tape.  I like to use stronger adhesive like Scor-tape when I do watercolor, since the paper is usually a bit warped. This ensures it doesn't pop off in some places. I also run it through the big shot with just the two acrylic plates to flatten it well.

I added the verse from ODBD Faith stamp set using Black Detail embossing powder, and small Joy! Foam Pads to pop it up, with a couple of black fish tail banners.

The orange center of the flower was darker than I wanted, so I used the Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen in an attempt to lighten it. I ended up loving the shine and texture to it.

Are you ready to try some of the techniques I used today?  I hope you can play along in this week's challenge!

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Mulberry Mindy said...

I love this card, Diana. I am crazy for watercolor right now, but have not tried the "no-line" technique. Your card has inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us this week.

Bunny said...

Another stunning card. I love the way watercolor looks. Such a beautiful effect.