2 challenges forced me out of the "colour closet" to display my work. There's always room for improvement, so comments, suggestions, hints, tips are most welcome.
First up is the card for Lawnscaping Challenge #122 - Watercolouring. The entire design piece is made up of water coloured elements on Canson Multimedia 300gsm paper. I used Winsor & Newton Watercolours for the background, applied with great trepidation. It could be bolder and brighter. For the clouds and sun I used Lawn Cuts Spring Showers and water coloured the sun.
I also watercoloured the itty bitty main characters and supporting cast from Lawn Fawn Critters In The Forest set. But this time I used my Caran d'Ache Suprasoft Watercolour pencils. (I'm all about control!) Then I fussy cut them instead of using the coordinating dies. To add a little shine, I applied a few strokes of Wink of Stella in Clear and Gold.
Lawnscaping Challenge #122 - Watercolouring
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Create With Critters
Next up - a watercoloured tag. And this one is for the Tag You're It Challenge inspired by
Erin Thiem's creation. It looks like Erin did some water colouring too. So picked that, along with her colour combo, the clouds and the red vehicle for my card. I'm using my long forgotten Waltzingmouse Half Pint Heroes stamps. I sneezed while stamping the sentiment and ... let's just pretend it is an intentional design twist. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! To cut the tag I used Lawn Cuts Tag You're It. I'm less pleased with this project... looks kinda ... sloppy. Not sure why.
As before, I coloured the car with Caran d'Ache Suprasoft Watercolour pencils and fussy cut it.
Tag You're It #39: Erin Thiem
Fantasy Stampers #54: All About The Boy
Thus ends my watercolouring adventure! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend. And one last thing - there's a new challenge in town: MHKDesigns January/February Challenge. Lovely prizes to be won. If you're into that sort of thing which, I shamelessly admit I am, make sure you drop in and play along!