It's that time of year when the weather starts turning cooler. Thankfully nothing beats staying warm indoors with a cup of tea, the smell of freshly made muffins wafting through the house and being able to sit down and experiment with watercolours for some cards.
I wish I could say my experimenting yielded awesome results, but it is still a work in progress. At a craft market I attended last year, I had purchased a set of 12 Nuance Powders and I must admit, trying to replicate how bright and effective they are with Stampin' Up products is a bit of a challenge. But I will persevere and get there! Eventually. lol
I quite like how my watercoloured flowers turned out - Using the Stampin' Up! Sunshine Sayings stamp set, I white embossed the flower outline, then selected Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie and Sweet Sugarplum and applied these using an aqua painter. My aqua painter releases a fair amount of water while painting, and I found this beneficial in creating the watercolour effect relatively easily. I allowed them to dry naturally, adding more ink as required to darken the effect.
To make the card, I opted for the beautiful new In Color 2017-19 Berry Burst cardstock and used the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (gold dot design) to create a bit of interest. The leaves were cut using the Flourish Thinlit Dies. I heat embossed the black sentiment onto vellum, and this was framed used the Layering Squares Framelits.
I hope you like the card I created, and inspired you to try your hand at watercolouring. It is a technique that requires patience and experimenting with various colours, various paper cardstock and styles, but the end product can be amazing!
Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you again soon..