colourQ 254

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

So I signed up recently for the Watercolor For Card Makers online card class and finally got a chance to watch some of the videos on Sunday.  Of course, now I want to watercolor everything that isn't nailed down and, no surprise, my card today for colourQ features one of the techniques I learned.

I embossed a background stamp first then splashed some colors around using lots of water to create the background layer in a watercolor technique meets emboss resist sort of way.  It was fun to do and fun to just splash some color around without regard to how it landed.  I tend towards clean and simple cards so to give up control of the color is very liberating indeed!

I'm also giving credit to the sketch at Fusion for this card as well as the butterfly challenge at CAS on Sunday.  Nothing like a butterfly to make everything pretty!

It's no surprise that the colourQ design team has made some amazing cards using these colors so make sure you check them out.  We'd love to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic (SU); Say What (Mama Elephant); Distressed Grid (Creative Embellishments)
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Early Espresso (SU); Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie (SU); Versamark; White (WPlus9)
Accessories:  Basic Pearls (SU)

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11 Responses to “colourQ 254”

aileen (mum) said...

Lovely card,beautiful soft colours. Really like this look

Lisa said...

So soft and pretty Jen!

Deepti said...

The BG looks gorgeous ! beautiful card as always :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!! Love it!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderfully soft watercolored background! love the embossed grid background - and the sweet touch of the butterfly! thanks for joining in the Fusion challenge Jen!

Happy Dance said...

Beautifully done, Jen! So soft and pretty, then a dash of sass with your sentiment!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next with your watercolors! Love this. Bev

Sylvia said...

Such a pretty card, Jen! Once you water color you will never want to do anything else! Love your soft colors!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous Jen, so pretty love that butterfly!!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow really pretty love the soft background. Glad you joined us over at CAS on sunday.

Claire said...

I love how you've gone for a watered down version of all the colours Jen - literally. May have to have a go at that class!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful butterfly!