Sunday, July 6, 2014

Watercolor Thanks

I found myself with a little extra time in my stamp room last night and I wanted to try a little watercoloring, something that I don't do very often.  I think I'll take the watercoloring Online Card Class soon so that I can at least learn how to do it properly, but it was fun to swish some color around on my own.  

The colors are from Color Throwdown (although the Tempting Turquoise is so light in the picture you'll have to trust me that it's there) and the layout comes from the Sketchbook Saturday sketch.



I tried to just slap the color on so that it was lighter in some areas than others and I kind of like it, but I need more practice.  It's harder than it looks!  To add a little more interest to the flower I went over the center with a Wink of Stella pen.  It's impossible for me to photograph but it really adds some nice shimmer.

Well, I'm off to the great outdoors.  The sunshine and hot temperature are calling my name!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Hennah Elements (Altenew); The Big, The Bold and You (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  watercolor paper
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Strawberry Slush (SU); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)

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10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Sweet....very pretty, soft & lovely!

Happy Dance said...

This is so pretty, Jen! Love how you've kept it so CAS, but all those colors show up beautifully. Just gorgeous. Bev

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. I love the light touch of the turquoise. Pretty flower.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen this is beautiful!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Love the watercolor!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a sweet CAS design and yes...I see your subtle "swish" of turquoise! I took that online class but haven't had much time to practice. You will find many helpful tips in the different videos. Thanks for joining us again at Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful CAS card!! Your watercoloring is just fine :) I would be so uptight about all that white space and it's so perfect here...another goal!! Tglad you
Layes at CTD!

Lori said...

Beautiful CAS design! Love the soft look of your watercoloring. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Deepti said...

oh this is so pretty and delicate, Love the blue in the BG

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Delightful in its simplicity!!