Saturday, 20 February 2016

Watercolour challenge with Laura's Loft


This months challenge theme has to be one of my favourite techniques, watercolouring! It's so accessible these days with traditional watercolours in tubes and pans, the brusho powders, Distress inks, Zig clean colour pens, watercolour pencils and more available.

Without further ado, here is my card!
I smooshed Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint Sketch onto a Teflon craft sheet, then spritzed them lightly with water. Drag Tim Holtz Distress Ink Watercolour card through it. Dry naturally or use a hairdryer or embossing tool. Spritz once with water and blot to get "bleached" areas. I then dragged/ dabbed some of the edges through again to get the spatters.  Over stamp with brush strokes from My Favorite Things' Abstract Art set in the same colours. On separate Distress watercolour card stock stamp the adorable fox from Avery Elle's More Stories set using Memento Ink.  Colour using Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and a watercolour brush. Fussy cut the fox.
On separate cardstock print, scan and copy the just for you sentiment and foil it using a Minc machine or laminator (if you don't have one you could emboss it in silver instead!). (sadly it's very hard to pick up the foiled effect on the photograph). Gently apply Distress Ink round the edges using a Tim Holtz mini blending foam applicator. Stick the greeting and fox to your card in a pleasing manner.  Mat onto green and blue card , the adhere to purple greetings card.

The prizes are fabulous as always.
First prize is a $25 certificate to Laura's store!

Second prize is generously donated by Newton's Nook and is a $20 certificate.
Who wouldn't want to win those!

As always, the challenge runs for two weeks and the winner will be announced two days after that.
You can enter on Laura's blog here.
If you need some more inspiration please check out the following links:

  1. Laura
  2. Deana
  3. Jasmine
  4. Noe

1 comment:

  1. Your card is really pretty, the blending is gorgeous!