Sunday, May 3, 2015

Watercolor Weekend

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today. What a fabulous weekend! First, I tried a new technique for me...Watercolor "Smooshing". Fun, yet a little messy! Then, I went shopping with my hubby and daughter  Boy, did I make out like a bandit! I found so many great deals that I spent my entire craft budget for this month. That's okay because I have so much in my stash I could go without buying for 6 months and probably still have enough supplies.

I decided I was going to start trying some new techniques and I sure am glad I did. I watched a video on PaperTrey Ink called Watercolor SmooshingI got a bit carried away and made a few different cards once I got the hang of using the inks.

I created the background on Strathmore watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Faded Jeans). Hello was cut at 6" with my Cricut Expression ~ Wild Card cartridge. The Jenni Bowlin butterfly was mounted on a pop dot. 

Another "smooshing" background using Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Spun Sugar ink. I created the watercolor the same way, but the effect on the paper sure looks different. I added some eggplant colored flowers along the left side. The sentiment is by Hampton Arts. What do you think?

I actually used a different technique for this one. I heat embossed the background with VersaMark watermark ink and clear embossing powder (I used Clear Recollections.). Then I used watercolor paint from Artist's Loft (Michaels). I stamped a sentiment in black on a pennant along with some sequins scattered.
Hope you enjoy your upcoming week! I am going to be busy, but I have a few more ideas just waiting to be made. If you like what you see, please be sure to follow either thru Google Friend or Bloglovin. Carri, from Doubleclick, and I are working on a new craft series and I don't want you to miss out!

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  1. These are ALL beautiful! I love the background techniques! I have to go check out the video:) Great designs!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  2. These are awesome techniques G! It gives the background such dimension and really pops! Carri~Abusybee

  3. Fabulous cards! I'll have to check out that technique! TFS!

  4. Love the smooshing. Its so much fun to paint. Can't wait to see what you and Carri come up with

  5. I really love water coloring too! Your cards are so pretty, love the soft colours, fabulous techniques.!

  6. They all look beautiful!! I love the colors!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. These are all gorgeous Georgiana!!!!!
    Awesome job!

  8. Wow wow wow!! These are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

  9. These are all gorgeous!!!

  10. so soft and pretty! they're all lovely cards :)

  11. WOW!!!! They all look so pretty & so different! I've been wanting to try this technique for awhile.... ever since Tanya started doing it... now you're making me want to too!!! :) I guess I better get a move on to catch up to you guys! LOL :) Have a great day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous


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