I keep trying the whole watercolor thing and I have to admit I really don’t enjoy it except when it comes out OK, which is not very often. Most of the time it is because I get muddied results. I’ve learned a few techniques watching videos. Wet the watercolor paper, don’t wet the watercolor paper, use a wet brush and wet the paper, it goes on and on. But just like everything in our craft, practice makes perfect.
I used Distress Inks for the watercolor background, wilted violet, salty ocean, peacock feathers and pickled raspberry. Then using the same distress inks I water colored the yarn. The sentiment was embossed with fine detail silver embossing powder. The stamps are from Sugar Pea Designs. I fussy cut them and popped them up with foam for more interest. And I must say I DO LIKE how this turned out.
In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenge:
On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. This year they started a birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This card is for Kathy who lives in Ohio.
Tuesday Throwdown’s Challenge this week is Birthday and their sponsor is Power Poppy, so I used this set to make the birthday card. I used this same set in the post here. I made the background on watecolor cardstock using the smooshing technique, embossed the cardstock. The image was embossed with fine detail embossing powder (white) and then sponged with ink. The greeting is from the same set.