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)


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!