Monday, March 15, 2021

Flowers and Watercolor

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today for you I have this bright floral card where I used some watercolor crayons to color in this fun image.  I just love the one word it has inside the lightbulb....."dream".  For me, this would be a card I could send for encouragement or a celebration depending on what you write inside.

I used this stamp from the set called Shine Bright from Little Birdie Crafts.  I stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink onto a piece of watercolor card.  From there, I used my Caran d'Aache Neocolor II Watercolor Pastels.  Mostly I used them from a palette and picked the color up with my brush that way but for some of the darker areas, I did go direct from the tip of the crayon using my wet brush to add color right to paper.  I really like how you can change the hue and make blends of color to match your project easily.

I painted the silver part of the bulb with the Metallic Paint in Silver Charm to give the realistic look of metal.

After the painting was done, I used an oval framelit to cut out my shape and then I inked the edges a bit with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink so I didn't have such a stark white piece.

My base was made using a piece of cardstock from the Little Birdie Chevron in Aquarelle Linen pack that I again inked the edges of but this time, I used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. On top of that, I placed a piece from the Watercolor Floral Ballet paper pack.  I inked that piece along the edges in Dried Marigold.  I loved the colors on this piece of floral paper and tried to let that be my guide for coloring the stamp and also my paper flower embellishment.

I made some leaf shapes with a punch I had on hand and inked the edges in Mermaid Lagoon again.  I added some flowers from the Natalia Shabby Chic pack and then dyed some of them using the Distress Inks I used earlier.  I also did one using the Berry Blast Color Splash.  The Polina Birds and Berries flower is the bright pink one in the middle with the white stamens.  I also added some bling from the Silver Fiesta Bling Pack to the small purple and pink flowers for some extra sparkle.

Lastly, I added some clear Pearl Drops in the shade Dew Drop to mimic water droplets like you might see on an early spring morning.  Everything got mounted to a black cardstock base and there ya go!

I hope you liked my creation.  I'd love to hear if you've tried watercolor pastels/crayons too!  Hope you are filled with inspiration to create something meaningful today :)


Supplies Used:

Little Birdie Shine Bright Stamp Set

Metallic Paint - Silver Charm

Chevron in Aquarelle Paper Pack

Watercolor Floral Ballet Paper Pack

Pearl Drops - Dew Drop

Natalia Shabby Chic Flowers

Polina Birds and Berries Flowers

Color Splash - Berry Blast

Fiesta Bling - Silver

Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

Dried Marigold Distress Ink

Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Pastels

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