Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watercolor Blog Hop

Welcome to the Watercolor Blog Hop! This month we have 30 fabulous creations using our vibrant watercolor palette to share. You may be arriving here from LELA'S BLOG. Let's hop!
I painted a bunch of panels and flowers for my original hop project idea, but I really wanted to do something with watercolors I hadn't done before. I popped over to RetroSketches, and at first I thought that this week's cute sketch didn't really lend itself to watercolors, but I just kept coming back to it. Finally I decided to go for it. I masked off the design using fat and skinny washi tape. I masked all around the edge with washi too, just to be safe. Then I did a wash of teal and dark blue watercolors int he masked areas with a lot of water. Before the paint dried I sprinkled on some sea salt, which is a really pretty effect with watercolors. When I removed the washi mask, I had these lovely bars of watercolor goodness.
I stamped the little pirate in Memento Tuxedo black and used my waterbrush with the paints to lightly color in the pirate. I added some dirty smudges to his sweet pink cheeked face, because in my house pirates are a dirty lot indeed. I painted a wash of red onto some scrap cardstock and when it dried I stamped on the AHOY MATEY sentiments to make the little sentiment red banners. Finally I added a journaling pen line around the edge of the card. I'm linking up to the Anything Goes Challenge at Seize The Birthday.

Next up on the hop is MELINDA'S BLOG. Happy hopping!

12 comments:

Lela said...

so cute, this is adorable w/ the pirate and the fun blue background

Vickie ODell said...

Love your sea salt idea! It really goes well with a pirate!

Tammie Saunders said...

Lovely Wendy

Lauren said...

Oh I love this, the masked background is really effective!

Michelle Battitori said...

I lOVE your card!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love how you created the top strip with washi tape, watercolors and sea salt! I look forward to trying that soon. Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

Gina Brandstetter said...

Fun Technique and really cute card!

Kirsten Desorcy said...

Super cute and fun. Great ideas.

papercraftingprincess said...

You're cards are always stunning!

shirley-bee said...

Great card - love the salt-sprinkled watercolour panels. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous CAS, Wendy!!! Love your blue watercolor stripes background :)

Catherine Nowak said...

So love this little pirate! I really love your striped background.

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