Sunday, March 6, 2016

Your Own Kind of Wonderful in the Watercolor Blog Hop

Welcome to our Watercolor Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Watercoloring products from Close to My Heart such as our Watercolor Paints and our Watercolor Pencils.  If you have come here from Kathy Burrow's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Watercolor Products and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

My project features a technique called "Watercolor Lifting".  Basically you paint your panel and then clear emboss your images.  Next you paint your panel with plain water to lighten the colors so your embossed images are darker.  It's pretty easy to do!

Here's a close up so you can see how shiny the silver embossed panel is:

Can you guess how I got the silver embossed dots on the butterfly?  Okay, I'll tell you--I used a small Q tip cotton swab dipped in Versamark ink pad and then applied silver embossing powder and a heat tool.  I got the Happy Birthday Greeting from the Perfect Fit Birthday stamp set.

     Watercolor Paper
     Watercolor Paints
     Art Philosophy cartridge Pink dotted butterfly
     Versamark Ink
     Clear Embossing Powder
     Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
     Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set
     Perfect Fit Birthday stamp

My card layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketch #226:

Now "Hop" on over to Lela Norris' blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get the products I used in this project.

Here are some other projects I've made recently using the Watercolor Paints:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


Lela said...

Pretty, I like this sketch

Lauren said...

Such a pretty background!

Unknown said...

This is a new technique for me! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this technique!

Jen Mitchell said...

I have never heard of that technique but the effect is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to try this technique - love the effect it gives.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous mix of colours and image. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Helen Gullett said...

Great take on the sketch challenge! Love your colors and butterflies :D

Cat Nowak said...

What a bright and happy card. I love the technique and will have to give this a try.

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