Saturday, 17 May 2014

More Watercolour Cards

Good morning today I'm posting a few more cards that I completed following the online watercolour course I've been doing. The actual course lessons have now stopped but is still accessible; which is great as I didn't get much opportunity this week to do any painting and I still have 4 days of lessons to watch which is 12 lessons ! lots still to learn...I have really enjoyed it and have created several cards that are not in my usual style but I really like. 

 soft watercolour wash background card

The cards today are using some of the first techniques from day 1 and 2; creating watercolour washes and watercolour backgrounds.I found that dye cutting or shaping the watercolours was a much better for me to see a way of using the 'art pieces 'in a card. there are a few that I haven't altered from the finished piece but mainly I have either trimmed or die cut as I like a neater finish day I will be a bit more loose and free and go with the flow.
The card above was a bit of a struggle initially on what to do with it ? I wasn't keen on the black splats and felt it was much nicer before I added them...but with the addition of the sentiment, black card and Candi ... its growing on me.

"catch your dreams" 

This card was created using bright coloured inks; I used distress inks creating bands of colour across a acrylic stamping block then spritzing with water and  placing directly onto  the watercolour card and when you lift it off you have this bright bold background... I wasn't sure initially how I would use this but once I die cut it and mounted in onto some bright coordinating card stock I had the plan of adding a bright die cut butterfly.I finished it off wth some stamped stars,a sentiment and a couple of co-ordinating biutons .

That is it for today... I'm hoping to get some craft time over the weekend... although I have lots we shall see how it goes ...I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you get up too. thanks so much for visiting and I hope that my new found enthusiasm for water colouring encourages you to think about getting those  paints /inks out and using them in an alternative way crafty hugs Andrea X

I would like to take part in the following challenges- 

Catch your dreams Buttrefly card -

Bright Silly Happy Card 


  1. These are fabulous Andrea, I love the soft colours on your watercolour wash background card and the black splats look perfect with the black card stock base and sentiment. Your second card is gorgeous, such lovely vibrant colours and brilliant design - the black stars and butterfly look wonderful on the colourful panel. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  2. Lovely cards Andrea, the colours work so well and the images are gorgeous.
    Look forward to seeing what else you make.
    Happy crafting, Angela c x

  3. Beautiful card hun great make and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday. Hope to see you again next time hugs Judith DT x

  4. Lovely cards. thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  5. Wonderful CAS cards, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  6. These are both excellent designs to showcase your watercolor homework, Andrea! I really like the black splats, BTW. When I did my homework from this video, I totally forgot the splatting part, darn it, and I really wanted to try whacking my brush and making splatters. Hopefully, I'll remember to give that a try one of these days.

    We had a busy weekend, too, so I'm am STILL back at Day Five. Goodness, I didn't think I would be that far behind for so many days, but oh well! I'll get back to it because I'm really loving it. I hope you have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Adorable card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I do hope you will join in with the fun again next week…
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  8. you are having fun arent you. Andrea? well done, indeed! Shaz in Oz.x

  9. great cards, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  10. Gorgeous cards thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x


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