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Monday, March 17, 2014

Water-colored Happy Birthday card

Hi, everyone!  It's Broni and I'm your hostess today!  I wanted to share with you a water-colored Happy Birthday card that I made.

It seems that water-coloring has become quite the rage lately.  That makes me happy since I've been in love with the look for a very long time!

I started by stenciling my water-color paper using the Well Rounded stencil, some large sponge daubers, and some Distress ink in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves.

Next I used my mini-mister of water to generously spray the inked paper.  You can see how wet the paper is.
I picked up the paper and let the ink run in different directions, and even blotted my inky craft sheet with the paper to pick up as much of the ink as possible.  This is what it looked like after it dried:

I ended up flipping it so that the stenciled pattern was at the top, because I didn't want to hide all the inky goodness when I attached the "happy" and stamped the "birthday".

I finished off the card by adding some enamel dots and by tying some Ocean twine around the card front.

That's it for me today.  Don't forget you've got all month (until March 26) to play along in our ePlay - Push Your Boundaries challenge to alter a book.  How fun!

Thanks for stopping in to have a look!


Starla said...

SEE???!! This is what I just can't figure out!! How to look at running ink and see a wonderful background vs a mess (which is what I usually create in trying to achieve this look!!)


Sue Lelli said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Broni! LOVE the colors and the watercolor effects! THX for showing your process, too!

Tracy said...

Love it Broni!!
Big hugs

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Love these colors and the layering of the stencils. My birthday is in July!!! hint hint:o)