Made a card for my mom, following the tutorial at Papertrey's MIM,
with Laurie Schmidlin, and her very first video.
Laurie did a fabulous job showing us
2 ways to do a watercolor background for our cards.
Confession time, I've done watercolors for years, even
taught watercolors to elementary students, so this is not
new to me, but always learn something playing along with MIM.
Loved doing this card, as it's for a very special mom!
Starting with Ranger Watercolor Cardstock, I taped down my card,
then applied a wash of clear water. Using the Kuretake Pan colors, I
mixed blues, yellows and greens to get the color wash I wanted.
The trick to watercolors, as Laurie said, is to apply lights first,
then layer after or during drying.
I cut the die cover plate from Make It Market: Garden Gild,
and held it over the watercolor card to determine where color should be.
The word, 'Mother' is from an old PTI set, Mother, and sorry to say
it's now in the vault.
Flowers and leaves from Delightful Dahlia Additions.
Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet.
I colored the rhinestones with copic YG23.
I haven't used rhinestones in so long, lately using sequins, which mail better,
but this card will be hand delivered.
Play along on Nichole's blog, here: