Hi stamping friends and welcome back. It’s Scrap ‘N Stamps monthly blog hop today and our theme is “Watercolor Wishes”. I’m using the Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th for my share today.
There is an amazing selection of mediums in our industry to watercolor with and today I chose to use the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. All you need are the pens and a water pen to create beautiful water colored cards without a big mess, and if you are travelling, they are perfect to take along. I used the sets Summer Holiday and Winter Skies.
I’ve noticed a trend lately of leaving some of the image in black and white when water coloring. I like it, so I decided to give it a go here.
Colors used for the Hello Lovely Concord and 9th card:
- Flower – Indigo Dawn
- Large Leaves: Aqua Splash and True Turquoise
- Smaller Leaves: Aqua Splash, True Turquoise and Azure Blue
- Background: – watered down Obsidian Black
I black heat embossed my image onto Ranger Distress Watercolor paper,then colored the images. The raised embossed lines provide a dam to keep the watercolor inside the images and allow me to watercolor the background without the colors bleeding into each other.
For the flower, I used just the purple and blended it with my water brush. For the Large leaves I blended the two turquoise blue colors allowing some of the sections of the leaves to stay darker than the other. The smaller leaves are done by adding a bit of the two light turquoise pens, and then just a dot of the dark blue before it dries, allowing it to blend itself. I LOVE how those look.
Finally, I blended out a bit of the black ink with some water, and used it to shadow my background.
For a pop of color I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Navy Blue as my final embellishment before adding my White Heat embossed sentiment.
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AND – I’m giving away the card. I’ll do a random draw from all comments left here and on my Facebook and Instagram pages too. Deadline is also Sept 18 and winner will be announced here on my blog on the 19th.
That’s it for my card today, now it’s time to hop along and check out what the rest of the team has for you. Up next is Kia with her beautiful card design and if you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants:
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