Saturday, June 19, 2010

Watercolour success

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well on this Saturday. I must admit it is a bit cold here in Melbourne Australia. Brrrrrr....!!!!! At least it doesn't snow here otherwise I wouldn't be able to adjust to the cold. I don't know how you ladies overseas do it when it snows so much. Your heating must be super good.

Anyway - my card. I have been trying to watercolour with not a lot of success but I have finally figured out what I had been doing wrong. I hadn't been wetting the paper before colouring which seemed to be the key. So here is my first watercoloured image. It isn't perfect but it still is good enough for a card. LOL.

I made this with the sketch from Cute Card Thursday and the Just Magnolia Challenge this week of 'In the Garden'.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Products: Magnolia stamp; MME DP; Ranger Distress Ink; SU ink; Martha Stewart punch; Aqua brush; paint brushes; Kaiser and Green Tara flowers; Delish pearl brad; Punch Bunch leaf punch.

13 comments:

Jodie from Oz said...

Trace, great job with the watercolouring, I love this sweet Tilda, she is perfect for so many occasions. The papers are so bright and cheery and love the border punch and flowers. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Calypso said...

Tracey-
OMG...that maybe what I am doing wrong too!!! LOL...the things we learn through trail and error!! I think the water coloured image came out beautifully!!!

Calypso

Sue said...

Gorgeous Tracey, and the colouring is lovely. I din't know you had to wet the paper either! Gorgeous creation as always hon.
hugs
Sue x

Aussie Loz said...

I've never tried to water colour... this is gorgeous!! Hope it warms up a little for you - it's freezing up here along the Murray too, I miss summer ;-)
Have a great weekend ♥

Debbie Pamment said...

Just what we need on a cold Winter's day - something to brighten it - fabulous job!
xXx

Cheryl said...

So bright and cheery.......you have done a FABULOUS job with your watercolouring!!!
xx

Irena said...

Gorgeous card is lovely colors.

Maria Therese said...

So sweet Tracet and beautiful coloring!!

dolcreations said...

Oh Trace your watercolouring is so pretty...I can't believe this is your first attempt....beautiful!
I love that paper that you used...so bright and cheery....it goes so perfectly with the watercolour colours!
Stay warm down there.....we are having a little heat wave! I love the summers here, not much of a winter person, so I DO feel sorry for you! Your lucky you do not get snow!!!

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Tracey, I love the colours :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Hugs
Tracey
x

A Cards Delight said...

What an adorable card! Very pretty and love the colors you have chosen

Sammi said...

fabby job watercolouring sweets!!
xxx Gorgeous colours!

Annie said...

love your fun card with cute tilda! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x