Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Muse173 - Sunny Birthday Wishes
Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge (and Day 2 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge), where Anita gave us this warm inspiration:
I recently purchased the Online Card Class "Watercoloring for Cardmakers" - and I'm slowly working my way through the videos. Kristina Werner did a video on gradient washes and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to practice.
As usual, the watercolours got softer as they dried. I layered colour on a few times to try to intensify it, but this is as far as I got it. I'm happy with the blending. It's pretty, but not quite as dramatic as Anita's (she used distress ink and sponging, I believe).
I focused on:
-black focal point across the card, with vertical elements
-flower (I love that it looks like the line crossing the t is the flower's stem)
-Mama Elephant Birthday script die
-Taylored Expressions Flowers & Stems Little Bits die
-Simon Says Stamp Christmas Graphic
-Distress inks (Persimmon, Marmalade, Mustard Seed)