Sunday 31 August 2014

AAA Cards Game 18 - Play

Last week's stencilling got such a great response, thank you to everyone who entered and made it so difficult to choose a winner.

This week we're back to the oh so popular watercolouring and hoping you'll join us and PLAY along. 

I've seen so many of you stamping, embossing and then watecolouring I decided it was time I had a play with this technique. So I started by stamping this beautiful sketchy butterfly and then heat embossed it in white.

Next I applied a colour wash in three colours using an acrylic block as a paint palette.  I also flicked some splatters all over the card.  And then went away and left it all to dry - getting better at this!

 When I came back I intended to just stamp a sentiment, but wanted some of the detail of the stamp to pop a bit more.  So I added some more ink - easy to get the colours flowing again on the acrylic block by adding a little water.  I'm really loving this stamp and the watercolours work so well with it.

I finished off the card with a sentiment and a trio of sprinkle dots and then matted it all onto matching melon mambo card.

Stamps: Stampendous, sketched butterfly; Uniko Stusio, Sentiment from Flower Power #2
Inks: SU, melon mambo, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise
Embossing: Stampendous, white
Embellishmsnts: doodlebug sprinkles, bumblebee assortment

So now it's your turn.  Have fun PLAYing with water colours!

Thanks for your time spent looking at my blog.



  1. I really love this Jane. The embossing and then water colouring really does give a stunning look. I haven't tried this yet but must give it a go x

  2. Love tyour corner cluster with the layered stamping! The rainbow effect is lovely~

  3. An amazingly interesting and beautiful butterfly all dressed in the prettiest watercolors! I love all that wonderful white space.

  4. I love how much colour you have packed into that pretty little corner. The splatters are perfect too.
    Heather T


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