Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PTI Anniversary Watercolour Challenge - Happy Mother's Day

For my next card answering the watercolouring challenge over at Papertrey, I decided to embrace the imperfection and just have some fun with my watercolours.  I painted a bunch of circles on a piece of watercolour paper and blended them in.  My Niji pearlescent watercolours even has a gold colour so I used that too for little shine ...
I mounted this to a white card base and then layered vellum overtop to mute the colours after heat setting the watercoloured piece to ensure it was completely dry.  I was going to do some heat embossing on the vellum but since this can warp the cardstock a bit, I decided not to.  I wanted to keep it as smooth and flat against the base as possible.
I added the sentiment pieces from PTI's gorgeous anniversary set from last year stamping them all with black StazOn Jet Black ink for a bold look that wouldn't smear.

A very clean and simple card but this will be used for Mother's Day either in a card set or for my own mother ... we will see what I decide! :)

Here's another card I did a while back using these same watercolours - this one shows the pearlescence effect of them:

Paper: Staples 110lb white, watercolour paper, Gartner's vellum
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Misc: Niji pearlescent watercolours, aqua pen


Shay said...

Very pretty cards! I love how you used a layer of vellum over your water-colored background on your first card and the pearly sheen and texture on the second card.

Pearl said...

The vellum + watercolor combo is gorgeous! Both great cards and techniques.

StampingBetty said...

i love pti too and i live in new westminster.
LoVE your creations!