Watercolour Background

I love shimmery white card stock, it seems so fancy and special. It also works really well when wanting to use a bit of watercoloring. It can’t take as much water as watercolour paper, but it can take a lot more than whisper white.

Here is the card I created tonight featuring a watercolour wash background.

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This week the Caseing the Catty challenge is focussing on the ‘Best Route’ section of the catalogue. I chose a card on page 59 on the catalogue, the left hand one in the photo below.

I started with a piece of shimmery white card measuring 10cm x 10.5cm and gave it a watercolour wash background using Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks and then stamped the lighthouse and the ‘land’ in memento black ink. The lighthouse and the sentiment are both from the High Tide stamp set.

The card base is Grapefruit Grove and I have used the speckled stamp from the Waterfront stamp set to stamp a bit of background interest. I finished it off with some silver metallic thread, some Grapefruit Grove faceted dots and some adhesive sequins. The sequins are actually Petal Pink in colour, but I think they match in quite well. To me they look more on the peachy side of pink.

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As simple as they are, I actually find doing a watercolour wash background really challenging. To me they look best when they are a bit random and ‘arty’, mine always look a bit structured and forced. Do you find them easy to create? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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