Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge--Sentiment Backgrounds
My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Easy Watercoloring

Hi Everyone,

Papertrey Ink is having their Create Along With Us Release Week Challenge going on right now.  This is where you can choose a card or technique that has inspired you from one of the design team members and make your own version.   I saw a simple watercoloring technique from Nichole , that is so pretty, I wanted to give it a try.   She heat embossed a flower with white onto colored cardstock and then added some quick shading with  with Zig brush markers and water.  You get the look of a lot of dimension using just a couple of colors with the colored cardstock as a backdrop.  Here is her card.  

Floral Thank You Card

Here is my recreation:


This was so simple!  All I did was take a piece of Winter Wisteria cardstock and heat emboss the Violet from Year of Flowers: Violets with white embossing powder.   I added a wash of water over the image and used my Zig brush marker in Violet to add shadowing to the edges and blended with a little more water.  I adhered the panel to a white notecard and trimmed it at an angle.  Then, I added a sentiment I heat embossed with Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder onto some vellum and that's it.  A very easy technique with watercolor that's almost foolproof!




Thanks for joining me today!




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