Watercolour Technique Blog Hop!

Tuesday 5 January 2021 United Kingdom

It's technique Tuesday and today we are bringing you the Watercolour Technique Blog Hop!

If you have arrived from Stefanie's blog, welcome to my blog! Wasn't Stefanie's project lovely? 

My name is Kim and I live in Somerset in the UK. You'll find lots of inspiration here today from Stampin' Up! demonstrators and papercrafters from Australia, Canada, USA and the UK!

I'll put my hands up, watercolouring is certainly not my forte. It's a skill to be worked on and improved for sure.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy experimenting with my Water Painters and reinkers!

You may be wondering where the watercolouring is on this card? If you look closely you'll see the watercolouring on the die cut leaves....

The intention was to create a watercolour background but I just wasn't happy with it so instead I die cut the foliage from it instead. 

The results are softly coloured leaves with a subtle depth - it's much clearer in person but I've done my best to capture this in my photography. 

Regular followers of my blog will know that Seaside Spray is one of my favourite colours. I'll be devastated when this colours goes at the end of April, so expect it to be used a lot more between now and then. You could say I was just a little bit pleased to see it feature in more than one of the Designer Series Papers that are available in the new Mini Catalogue.

For this card I've created my own patterned paper using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and my Sponge Brayer. I started by applying Misty Moonlight to the centre in a horizontal direction and then added Seaside Spray to the top and the bottom, blending it into the Misty Moonlight.

The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon is just so beautiful, I'm glad I found the opportunity to add it to this project as I haven't used it in so long.

This, alongside the teeny bit of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper adds my signature style to my card - it absolutely has to have a bit of shimmer or sparkle.

The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper has retired today but hopefully you managed to get some before it was gone. I added Adhesive Foam Sheets to the back of it and die cut 'HEY' using the Playful Alphabet dies.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! If you have the time I'd love you to leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. You can subscribe to receive my blog posts by email here

Next up is Sandra and she has a lovely project to show you. Simply click on her name in the list below to visit her blog and then repeat, working your way down the list and back to the top, until you end up back here!

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