Saturday, April 16, 2022

Inkspirational: Watercolour

Inkspirational is back with a new Technique Challenge: Watercolour! I like the forgiving nature of watercolour; if I stray outside the lines, I can often "erase" the extra with more water, or failing that, decide to call it artistic. :D On my card today, I decided to show that watercolours can be either bold or more muted:

We recently needed to make use of a sympathy card, and since my husb mentioned how much he liked it, I decided to more or less recreate it. The pretty stem of sweet pea flowers is stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig markers: intense for the blossoms, and more watered down for the stems. To add a little interest to the background, I dry embossed it with a triangle embossing folder. The sentiment comes from the same set as the flowers. 

The cards by my Ink teammates will show you just how varied and versatile watercolours can be! I hope they will inspire you to join us. 

Supplies: Neenah white, Recollections black & (?) green cardstock, Ranger watercolour paper, Studio Katia You're So Sweet stamps & dies, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Zig markers, Echo Park mini triangles embossing folder

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Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet peas and the colours, fabulous watercolouring. What are Zig markers, I know you use them often but I've never seen them in stores, not that I've been to stores much for 3 years.

Pia S said...

It's an appropriate desisgn for a sympathy card and your watervoloring is beautifully done.

Anke said...

Beautiful card, fantastic watercolouring.

cm said...

Your sweet peas are ever so lovely (one of my favourite flowers); a beautiful sympathy card.

JulieP said...

Gorgeous! I thought those were stamped lines in the original photo but see it's embossed. Love it!