Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday and it's AAA Cards challenge day

I was so excited to find that this weeks AAA Cards challenge is to use a watercolor technique on a project.  

 It seems that almost everything I am playing with lately regarding creating cards revolves around something with water color. What I love is that there are several different supplies to get a watercolor look. It is fun to explore so many of them.  To go along with this weeks challenge, I wanted to use real watercolors so I went to my little tubes of paint from the craft store.  I put little dabs on a piece of acetate and then took my waterbrush to dilute and pick up the paint.  I spritzed my watercolor paper slightly before adding the ink.  I love the way the inks run and mingle and then dry.
I had stamped an image on the paper first with white ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  That then acted as a resist to the watercolors.  I did the same with the leaf sprig and then cut that out.  That is from Wplus9 Designs. The little snowman is a stamp from Printworks.  I colored that with my watercolor crayons and a waterbrush.  He is added with foam tape.  
Thanks for visiting and be sure to play along with the challenge at AAA Cards.
Linda (lbpost)

6 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Love love LOVE!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome bg - super cute Santa!

Julia said...

Love the techniques you used. They make your background so unique. Beautiful and wonderfully colorful card!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful water color background, Linda and I love that snowman.

Angela said...

Wonderful watercolored holiday card, Linda!

Leigh Penner said...

So cool & fun!