Watercoloring is very popular these days. If you are spending some time in blogland you know what I mean - you see watercolor in one form or another everywhere!
I am jumping on the bandwagon and try it out! This is my first attempt:
I've used three reinkers to create the watercolor background:
I put a few drops of reinker on a plastic plate, then mixed each one with some water to dilute it for a bit. I grabbed a paint brush from my stash and started to paint the watercolor paper with broad strokes to get the watercolor background. My first attempt did not turn out good enough but this second one made me happy.
I think solid or silhouette types of stamps works best with this kind of background. This Dreamer stamp set is just perfect for this. I stamped the three images in Cocoa, then when I looked at my not-so-good watercolor background, I stamped the butterfly and the "dream" on it, fussy cut them and pop them up onto my card. How I like the idea to recycle that piece!
I'm afraid that the picture does not capture the dimension well but I hope you could still see the shadow behind the butterfly and the word "dream." It is pretty cool in real life.
I didn't think of this beautiful color combo myself, I got the inspiration from Color My Heart Color Dare:
the color combo over at Pals Paper Arts is very similar:
I attempted to create the watercolor background thanks to the challenge at Just Us Girls:
My card is also linking up to:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
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