Thursday 21 July 2016

Bella & Friends Watercolour

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Today I have another Bella & Friends card from my Class for you. This one is a really simple but cute card.

For this card, I have used a Wisteria Wonder card base, with a piece of Watercolour paper over the top. For this part, use some washi tape or masking tape to tape down the edges. Make sure it's straight, as this will become your white border. Next, you want to wet the watercolour paper, lots! I have used half of the water held in the base of the Aqua Painter to wet the watercolour paper. You want to have a layer of water sitting on top so that when you paint it with colour, it spreads easily. Otherwise, you will get brush stroke marks, instead of the blended look. I have used a watered down Marina Mist ink for the sky & a watered down Wild Wasabi ink for the grass.

I have left a little space in between the grass & sky to stamp the sentiment & I have used the balloon pup floating off in the sky with his little parrot friend. I have stamped these in Archival Basic Black ink. You could colour these images in, but I have chosen to leave them so that you can see the watercolouring in the background.

This is my card for the Crazy Crafter's Project Highlights for this week. You can see all the entries & vote for your favourites from 6.30pm Friday, 22 July 2016.

I have also entered this card into the Paper Players Challenge for this week.

I have also created a Pretty Kitty version of this card, which will be posted tomorrow. And I have a video tutorial for you on that card.

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  1. I just love these little images...they are so sweet! Great watercolored background too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. Loving the background wash Jessie. Angexx

  3. This is so cute! Water colored background looks really nice.

  4. So cute!! What a brave little dog! How correct though that we sometimes need to put ourselves outside our comfort zone!

  5. Such a cute card - love your watercolour background such a great effect! :)