I want to send out a special "thank you" to Debby Hughes, of Lime Doodle Designs, who recently shared some advice regarding watercolouring and gave me the courage to finally take the plunge!
There are so many amazing "artists" out there in blog land - including Debby - who make it look so easy and effortless. Seeing their beautiful work only makes me look at my own attempts critically. I can't tell you how many "fails" ended up in my paper recycling bin!
So, even though I'm a bit late to the (watercolour) party, I'll definitely be taking Debby's advice to practise, practise, practise!
When I saw the sketch challenge over at Less is More, I knew I wanted to create a watercolour card, and I had one specific stamp image come to mind immediately.
Here's the lovely sketch:
And here's my very first watercolour card (that didn't end up in the trash LOL):
The image was heat embossed in black on Strathmore Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper, then coloured with my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours. Once dried, I then diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, added my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, then mounted it on coordinating solid coloured cardstock.
I'm looking forward to playing around with my watercolour mediums and developing more of a comfort zone with them. This card definitely isn't a game changer, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out.
Appreciate you stopping by to take a look!
Stamps: Penny Black Delightful; Simon Says Stamps Scripty Greetings