Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

I dived into the watercolors for today's cards! It was fun to have all the paints and brushes out again. I didn't get fancy and just had fun blending up the backgrounds.

First up is my card for the Lawnscaping Challenge to use watercolors. I used a mix of blue and green colors to blend a ocean for my sailboat.

Once my paper was completely dry, I heat embossed the sailboat in black and paper pieced the sails to help them sand out from the water. I took my glue pen to draw waves and little stars, then covered it in teal glitter.

I double stamped the sentiment from "Chit Chat" then filled in the bubble with Glossy Accents.

My second card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is embossing. I pulled out a texture plate from Spellbinders for the background and used heat embossing for the sentiment and my little gnome.

I love this little gnome! The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co "What's up Gnomey?" and "Tumbleweed Houses".

The woodgrain embossed paper helped my watercolors blend really well. The colors would seep along the lines in the paper, and I really love how they blended. I also heat embossed the gnome and colored him with Prismacolor Pencils.

I had fun with these challenges and got out some tools I don't normally play with. Thanks for stopping by :)

<3 Rachel
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  1. Gorgeous cards Rachel :-) both of them are fabulous :-) I love the backgrounds you created for both of them and the gnome is adorable :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. so sweet :) love both of your cards!!!

  3. Fabulous backgrounds, Rachel! I especially love the way the colors blended on the second card.

  4. Great cards! Love the background technique! Both cards are adorable!

  5. WOW!!! Both these cards are great!! Love how you did the blue water/sky in the first card. And LOVE LOVE the background and image on the second one!!!

  6. I've come to love unity stamps too! My fave is the birthday queen bee- adorb! have you seen it? The watercolor cards are so pretty up close- I'm sure that they're even more stunning in person

  7. This stamp set was a perfect choice for the watercoloring challenge! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

  8. Very cute watercolor card - that boat is so sweet. Love your embossed gnome too, he seems very wise.

  9. Love your coloring, great project!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara