Thursday, January 12, 2012

Playing with Watercolours

I hope everyone is doing well.   I was lucky to have a 'snow day' today !    It was quite messy out with snow/rain/ice here this morning and I cancelled my plans so Hubby could take the car with snow tires.    I was home alone all day 'playing' in my craft room.... actually I was 'working' to design cards for classes this Winter.  Fun :)

I'm posting a card that I created while playing with watercolours.   I've been 'smitten' with creating backgrounds with Tom Bow watercolour markers, water & salt !     I've posted cards using this Butterfly Stamp by Designs by Ryn previously but it is making another appearance in different colours.  Ryn is a talented artist and a very nice lady !   She described this technique during a busy craft show when we first met.  

After creating the background and letting it dry, I stamped Tsuki CMB5 and 2 of the leaves from the set CMF5, both from Designs by Ryn and the sentiment (by Inkadinkado 96614 set) with Colourbox Midnight Pigment Ink and embossed in clear.      The butterfly or moth and leaves were also coloured with Tom bow markers.    I cut out the butterfly and popped him up and then added ribbon, the leaves and layered onto co-ordinating card stock. 

And below is the view from my craft room this morning.... no sun & snowing......

That's all for this evening ! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Shirley this is stunning, I love butterflys and this one is no exception. The colours that you've used are gorgeous. Just what's needed to brighten the winter.

Sue x

Alda said...

Shirl, I love the background, something I have to try in my artjournal one day.
Could you explain how you did it???
By for now, of packing my stuf voor the weekend yeah...we'll be in tuch.. we will be sending pictures....

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

You use good watercolour paper, add TomBow colours of choice (or watercolour). Think about what colours go well and some made it look like 'mud'. Experiment. Spray with water and use a large brush to move and/or tip your page around. Add coarse salt and let it sit. The wetter the paper, the bigger the marks by salt! Have fun !

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirley this is gorgeous again. Love the background but specially your colors. Beautiful creation.
Lovely greet

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, great card and background, like it very much and those colours really pop out! greetz Miranda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful !! Love the color combination.
I like that you added the backyard pic, nice touch :)


A stunning card Shirley, and what a fantastic colouring technique - the results are amazingly beautiful.
The photograph of your snowy garden is magical - we still haven't had any of the thick white fluffy stuff in this part of the UK, but I'm sure it will arrive sooner or later!
Keep warm - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Ellen Taylor said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the colors, you have surley mastered this technique!
We are having a snow day here today, supposed to be -40 something with the windchill. I should be in my craft room instead of on the computer~LOL glad I stopped in to see this beauty though!