Friday, June 30, 2017

A Prayer for You

Welcome everyone to Summer and July's HLS Watercolor Challenge!
Is it hot where you are?
We finally broke 100's for 2 weeks! 
So not complaining about the 90's!

This month's challenge is an 'Anything Goes' with a twist... Blue!

Watery blue? How about seashells on the beach?

Looks 'cool' to me!

Here's how I did this layered watercolor.

The outside card is 4 x 5 1/4". The top is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4". 
I wet the watercolor paper completely and just dabbed on the colors randomly.
On the top card, I left the edges a bit white to stand out against 
the bottom card.
Don't mind my dirty work table. It cleans up at the end!

Added a bit of Mr. Huey's Color Mist, Shine and 
Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), to simulate sand.
Stamps and dies: PapertreyInk
Simple Seashells, Inspired: Prayer
I used my tube watercolors this time. Truthfully, the translucence is 
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  1. What a cool background for your seashells! Marvelous card Nancy!!

  2. This is SO pretty Nancy! Love that you did a double layer...definitely want to try that! And of course your sea shells are just lovely...beautiful, beautiful card my friend! Stay cool and have a wonderful holiday weekend!! :0)

  3. Nancy, I love that you watercoloured both backgrounds! What a beautiful card!

  4. Beautiful background Nancy!

  5. Gorgeous your beautiful watercolored background!

  6. LOVE the embossing enamel for your sand. Your background is stunning, Nancy! xx

  7. Beautiful watercoloring! Such a fabulous watery scene, love the sand!

  8. Positively dreamy colors and watercoloring! Love the double card!!!

  9. Another gorgeous card, loveing the layers and colors..... like others said : This is so dreamy!

  10. Beautiful watercoloring on your background Nancy - love the die cut layered shells - a lovely sympathy card! Julia xx

  11. Awesome watercolor background.
    DT Sister Meena