Jill here, and this week I've got some abstract (well, that's what I'm calling it) watercolour for you...
...using Fab Flowers from Lawn Fawn.
If you're a regular visitor to our delightful blog you'll know I used the same set last week. I've decided this is my 'new thing', and a way of getting more use out of my crafty stash. I'm, (and I'm sure I'm not alone), like a kid in a sweetshop with my crafty goodies - spoilt for choice and too excited to play with everything all at once, so I tend to use a set then put it away never to be seen again for a long long time. Well no more I tell ya. So my new 'thing' is - I must make at least two cards with a set before it goes back in it's pack! So this is the second outing of this beaut in as many weeks.
I was aiming for a kind of really loose, abstract watercolour effect with this design and the way I accomplished that was to use Distress Ink so the colours would react with water (Zig Clean Colour Markers would also work a treat), and, once my stamp was covered in ink, to spritz it with water before stamping it onto my card. I don't think I'll ever fall out of love with the look of watercolour, and this technique is by far one of the easiest ways to achieve it. I stamped out all my elements using the same technique, die-cut, and then built up a sweet bouquet adhering each piece from the back. My background is My Favourite Thing's Sketched Chevron (literally one of my all time favourite stamps let alone backgrounds) which I clear heat embossed and add a wash of blue inks over-top.
I cut Lawn Fawn's Love Ya Border Die to use as my sentiment and added another couple of elements from the Fab Flower's to tie my design together.
I finished by adding a purple twine bow and embellished with a scattering of clear gems, and there you have it.
I really hope you like it.
As always everything I used is linked below, and I'll see you next week.