After finishing with my creative adventure yesterday, I met a friend to share some blogging information. Though there was certainly some of that, we had way more fun chatting and just hanging out together. The time always flies when we’re together and before we knew it it was 5:30! We may have to start setting an alarm when we get together — or not! I hope you have a friend like that. And if you don’t, take the time to find one.
Today, I found a sketch challenge that I wanted to play with.
I pulled out Flurry of Wishes
I used Dapper Denim cardstock as my base with a focal layer of Shimmery White cardstock.
As you can see in the photo, I’ve lined my envelope. For this, I stamped a random pattern of snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes in Dapper Denim ink that had been stamped off. I love a lined envelope — it just completes the whole package.
I used Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party to create my watercolor background that kind of mimics the idea in the sketch.
I smooshed each ink pad onto a corner on my E block. This way I could take each color separately with my Aqua Painter or I could use a part of the block to mix color.
The Shimmery White cardstock is a good option for watercoloring as the color will move a bit rather than just soaking in. And, the cardstock does not readily pill as you swish a wet brush back and forth over the surface.
Once my color was where I wanted it, I sped up the drying process by using my Heat Tool. This is not a must — I was just being impatient.
The snowflakes were inked with Versamark and heat embossed in Silver.
Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added groups of clear dots — kind of like ice droplets.
The Fine Tip Glue dries in these raised dots as long as they are not filled with air bubbles when you create them. Love this stuff…it’s sooo versatile!
After stamping the sentiment from Flurry of Wishes in Dapper Denim, I added a trio of the Soft Sky sequins from the Fancy Frost mix.
Since the cardstock was a little warped when it dried, I attached the focal layer to the base using Fast Fuse. It holds it perfectly flat!
Tip: As you watercolor, add color and use water to help move it across your project. Let it dry and come back to add more color. This way, the color layers rather than becoming one blended shade.
To finish the inside,
I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the corner with one of the small snowflakes, from Flurry of Wishes, in Dapper Denim.
Thanks for checking out my Flurry of Wishes watercolor card for CTS195.
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Edit: Woot, Woot! this card received an honorable mention for the challenge!
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