Friday, 4 April 2014

Watercolour Card

Hi I have another Easter card to add to my growing collection...I'm well ahead of my plan.This was my first attempt at colouring stamps with watercolours paints a few weeks ago.I have had the paints for a few years when I first tried water colour painting, I obviously didn't learn much at the time or certainly don't remember ! I really struggled with how to get the pretty light watercolour wash effect that I've seen on so many of my favourite cards and have since had lots of very helpful suggestions and ideas which I am very grateful for; and plan to put them into practice when I try a very big thank you again to everyone.I very soon realised I didn't know how too achieve the effect I wanted...the finished result is quite bold.I've went bright
and bold with my papers and card choices in keeping with the strong colours...I like the combination of the blue and orange with the craft card 

Easter wishes -sorry dodgy light = poor photo!

close up 

pretty die cut edges 

I used the following
Square craft card base
blue,orange,craft and white cardstock  for layering and die cuts
blue spotty paper
Wee stamp-love you bunches (was part of magazine freebie set) -coloured watercolour paints-die cut and layered onto blue card 
swirl corners created  cutting a  radiant rectangles die 
from stash
orange grossgrain ribbon 
blue satin ribbon 
white crochet lace ribbon
sentiment  taken from  magazine freebie papers an d layered  orange card
faux stitching -white gel pen
small orange heart brad
blue spotty flower brad
tiny punched heart 

Well I'm off now to do a little card making before hubby drags me away to watch TV with him.I am working this weekend but only in the mornings;so other than food shopping I plan to be staying at home and hopefully a bit more crafting. I hope you have a good weekend whether at home or away... thanks so much for your visit it is very much appreciated ...Crafty hugs Andrea X

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  1. This is a fabulous card Andrea, I love your beautiful image and I think your water colouring looks fine, so much better than my attempts - you've made a great job of her face, something that I find so difficult. I love your bright colour choices, such a wonderfully co-ordinated card.
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

  2. This is an adorable Easter card in fabulous bright orange and blue colors! It reminds me of the brightly colored eggs I used to paint with my son! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I wish my water colouring was as good as yours! A lovely btight card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Corner

  4. Beautiful card Andrea fabulous image and colour's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  5. Fantastic colouring and a super layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. Cute! Sweet image and I love the blue orange color combination! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  7. beautiful card, Andrea!!! love the bright bold colours you've chosen! and your watercolouring is really good!!!! Thank you so much for joining us in our Spring time challenge at Crafty Catz !
    Mirella DK
    DT Crafty Catz challenge – Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella

  8. Adorable! Love the colors you used.

  9. Hi Andrea, photo looks good as does the cute card. Sometimes I love the bold and bright other times, depending on the mood I love the soft....this one is super and don't work too hard....xx

  10. Beautiful card, lovely image, gorgeous vibrant colours and super design. Thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  11. Awww this is so sweet, I love that image and your fabulous bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  12. Very pretty & colorful Easter card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

  13. ah really clever love the way yo used the dies too and other card elements, really great work there, Andrea..

    ..thanks so much too for popping over and making my day with your two lovely comments, Shaz in Oz.x

  14. I love your card! The layers are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique! Hope to see you again soon!

  15. I sent you an email, Andrea. Please let me know if you don't have it. Hugs, Darnell

  16. What a adorable Easter card!! Love the sweet image you used!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  17. What lovely colors and image.

    Hugs diane

  18. Hi, Andrea, Beautiful Easter card. I love wonderful water coloring--great job. Thank you for entering our Easter/Bunny Challenge at Simply Create Too. Our new challenge starts this coming Friday and we hope you enter it too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  19. So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Romance. Jen xx

  20. Hi Andrea, I just popped in to let you know that the die I used for the Poinsettia is from Spellbinders, it's just called Layered Poinsettia.

  21. Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    Hugs DT Katya

  22. Lovely Card :-) Thank You for joining us over at Craft for the Craic this month:-) Michelle DT xx


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