Friday, May 2, 2014

Keep It Simple - Watercolour...

Watercolour is all the rage at the moment. I'll be joining in the fun with the Online Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers starting on Monday. Co-incidentally this fortnights Keep It Simple Challenge is... Watercolour, so hope you get a chance to play along!

Believe it or not, this card started out as a panel of watercolour paper dry embossed with Stampin' Up poppies! I filled in the poppies with watercolour paints and Twinkling H2Os, before overspraying with Sunflower Gold to add highlights and spread the colour.  I didn't LOVE the panel as a standalone panel, but I thought it would create a cool background to fill the negative space behind my diecut bird, which I then popdotted and added a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle. The Memory Box Woodland Branch was diecut from watercolour patterned paper. The Papertrey Ink Wet Paint "Happy" sentiment was inked with Distress Inks Wild Honey then misted with water before stamping, similarly the "Birthday" sentiment was inked with Distress Inks Barn Door then misted with water before stamping, as the smaller letters ran quite a bit, I overstamped the "Birthday" sentiment so it was easier to read.

Remember to stop by the blogs of the Keep It Simple DT for some more 
FABULOUS watercolour inspiration.
Love to see how you are inspired this fortnight!


20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Lyndal!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This is so B E A U T I F U L !
    Love the background behind the bird! The watercolor effect on the sentiment is gorgeous and so clever!

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  3. Very pretty card, I love your water colouring.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  4. wow totally stunning.. very creative

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  5. I love the end result - beautiful!

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  6. Wow! A really gorgeous card using the negative die cut and the branch and sentiment are wonderful too!

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  7. Gorgeous colors and wonderful sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  8. Gorgeous card, wonderful use of the watercolor technique! I love your sentiments and how they too have the "watercolor" look! Thank you for linking up to STB!

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  9. This is the most beautiful bird I have ever seen :) I am truly inspired !!

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  10. Big W-O-W- the design, the texture the color, it is all so rich and eye catching. Wonderful job!

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  11. birdies are one of my favorites! I am pinning this!

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  12. I miss so much when I don't get a chance to stop by often, Lyndal! Your cards always rock my world! I enjoyed catching up, but I had to stop on this one. Using your watercolor panel as a backdrop for your negative die cut was genius! This card is extraordinary!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Great, great card!! The burst of color is AMAZING!! Good job on the shout out from MFW!!
    Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

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  14. So beautiful and striking! Love love that image of bird. And of course, the fine diecut stitching is perfect details for this! Congrats on your shout out over MF World! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

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