Thursday, September 18, 2014

Watercolour Play!

I've got something that's a little out of my comfort zone today - but I loved making it! I cut a piece of card stock to size, and then used a paintbrush to create a watercolour background with Glimmer Mists. I've painted with them before but this time I started out with no idea where it was going to go. Once I was happy with the basic look, I dripped some red mist randomly around the paper (you can see where the paper was drier & wetter when I did that, lol)


Supplies: Yellow Daisy, Tiger Lily, Candy Apple Red glimmer mists from Tattered Angels; embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Spiced Marmalade distress ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; PTI sentiment; classic small circle Nesties; butterfly die cut from stash; black rhinestones from Dollarama



After the paper dried I embossed it with my favourite folder, and then swiped it lightly with the Spiced Marmalade ink to help the embossing pop. The butterfly die cut was a gift ages ago, in my stash of 'hmmm, what am I going to do with that?' stuff. I absolutely LOVE the shimmer from painting with these mists!

There are two challenges I had in mind while I was working on this:

JUGs - Watercolouring (The Just Us Girls team is also having a DT call!)

xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a warm, friendly card! I love the colors of the background!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful color combo, and I love the hint of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

jimlynn said...

Love the colors on this gorgeous card! And those butterflies - sensational!
Lynn

Andrea W said...

So pretty Jessi! The black butterflies are lovely against your watercolored and embossed background. Fantastic card!

Carol L said...

Those black butterflies really are the perfect compliment to that awesome background! I love the watercoloring and shimmer!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool background! Thanks for joining in with JUGS

sue t. said...

Love this bright and cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Dana said...

Fabulous!! Love the colors and shimmer!! And i love how the butterflies pop against the background!!

Donna said...

Ohhhh this reminds me of a beautiful sunset! The colours are gorgeous and I love the contrast with the black butterflies!

Angela said...

Beautiful...the red circle reminds me of a blazing sun and the background is a pretty sunset!

Lindsey said...

This turned out beautifully! Sometimes not having a specific *look* in mind seems to work out the best, doesn't it?

Scrapbook Lynne said...

I'm seeing a pattern... "Don't know where this is going..." Don't you just LOVE when you allow the process to dictate the outcome... I've never been disappointed... Welcome to the
"JUST DO IT" club.. Grin

Lori said...

Jessi this is so bold and stunning! LOVE IT!! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxox

Greta said...

I haven't painted with my mists in ages--what a great result you got here & I love embossing the piece! Thanks for the inspiration, Jessi!