The new eTeam Picks challenge over at eclectic Paperie has been chosen by the lovely Giovana and for this challenge we would like to see some watercolouring on your projects. I decided to make another card, and I know I should really be getting stuck in to making my Christmas cards now but, for some reason, I felt that flowers were the way to go!
I started with the backround and used the lovely Crafty Individuals Summer Meadow stamp and stamped it with Gesso. Once it was dry I then blended Distress Inks over the top and then wiped over the stamping with a damp piece of kitchen paper. I then used the TCW Time Travel stencil with Peeled Paint DI and did a little spritz and flick too.
I used a piece of watercolour paper for the main image and I spritzed it with some watered down Fresco Finish paint, a little Dylusions spray and when it was dry I spritzed some White Linen Dylusions over it to knock back the colours. The flower is from the Wendy Vecchi Daisy Art stamp set and I've used Watering Can Archival ink to stamp it. Using this colour ink gives the image a more subtle outline. I then watercoloured the flower using Distress Markers.
I dyed some seam binding with Wild Honey Distress stains and die cut the dainty leaves and pounced some Fresco Finish paint on to them. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set, and is stamped onto some card that's had DI blended over it. The butterfly is from the gorgeous Petaloo Wild Paprika set and I've brushed a little Treasure Gold over it's antennae.
My little box of Prima flowers and leaves arrived just in time for this card, so I used one of the flowers and painted it with Fresco Finish paints and stamped some script over it using Potting Soil Archival ink. I did the same for the leaves too. I added a little dragonfly charm to the centre to finish.
Giovana has a beautiful project over on the eclectic Paperie blog, so do hop over and take a look.
I hope you get time to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing your watercolouring !
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