Sunday, March 13, 2016

Think watercolour

Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Tip Top Taupe.  Sound delicious?  They sure are!
Don't take my word for it - pop over to Just Add Ink where they are flying these colours as their challenge. The design team have outdone themselves this week and every card is a real delight.

I have been trying lots of different techniques lately, including watercolouring, and these colours were such fun to use.

The flower and sentiment are from SU "Best Thoughts" stamp set - a really lovely set with two sentiments and a butterfly as well. 
I used watercolour paper for the background and just played.  In my first attempt I was rather heavy handed with the inks, but I made the flowers deeper too and really liked it, but that card has already been delivered.  I used more water this time and kept the colours paler.    Such fun working out how to make splotches and blobs.  The flowers were done much the same and then I just added a bit more colour where needed.  
I have never had much success with the white gel pen, but I recently found a Gelly Roll pen in my stash and I found it gave me a better result.  I gave the flowers a quick lick with the Wink of Stella and called it done.
Hope you like it.


Nikki Spencer said...

Beautifully done Mary, your balance of colour is just lovely and that background is so soft and dreamy. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Jan said...

This is so pretty Mary! I love the detail of colour you've given each flower and the soft wash of the background and it's variation is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

lostinpaper said...

What a beautiful watercolour flower design, love how the colours deepen through the flowers!

Sue M said...

What beautiful shades. Love this card Mary.

Linda said...

Such pretty colours Mary and I love the white gel pen accents.

Kylie Bertucci said...

Oh love this Mary!