I am so excited to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop! If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format. We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus. The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy! Over our year on the 2013 Artisan Design Team, “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors. Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month. This month our theme is “Fancy Technique”! We are using techniques that we love and can’t wait to share them with you!
I am just obsessed with the watercolor look right now. Can’t seem to get enough of it. You know one of the great things about this technique? It doesn’t have to be time consuming! My card for today took very little time and I think it has a really pretty effect. So how did I make it? Watercolor paper does all the work, really. You can swirl on color any old way and it is fabulous. So, so forgiving too. Don’t love what you put down? Add a little more water and then dab it up with a paper towel. I swirled on some Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon to create the background for this beautiful image from the hostess stamp set Bloom with Hope. Then a little strategic placement on Rich Razzleberry ink behind where the flowers go. Really, that is it. To match the soft image, I added a layer of vellum over the front of my Pool Party base to give it that fuzzy quality. To show you how easy it is, I created a video.
See, I told you! Makes you look at those line images you have with a new eye. This would be wonderful with the new Sale-a-bration set called Nature’s Perfection, I think. What, you don’t know about the NEW and ADDED Sale-a-bration sets???!!! Click here: Sale-a-bration Additions. You really don’t have to color them with precision all the time (although I love doing that too). I hope you enjoy this card. Let me know what you think…I love hearing your feedback!
Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber! You will be wow’d, as always!
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Stamps: Bloom with Hope; Paper: Watercolor, Pool Party, Vellum; Ink: Mossy Meadoe, Lost Lagoon, Rich Razzleberry, Momento Black; Accessories: Aquapainter, Paint Brush, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig