Sunday, 19 April 2015

WCC22 -- Heidi's Combination Challenge












Welcome to my combination challenge.  What does that mean?  It means that the project for this challenge will have a watercolour background with a silhouette in the foreground.

I had such fun with this challenge.  For my background I used watercolour paper and, using my Stampin' Spritzer, sprayed it generously with plain water.  Then, using my aqua-painter and ink pads, I went to work doing a "patch-work" of colours.  I kept the colours subtle.  That's something one can easily manage with watercolours:  keeping them subtle or making a very colourful, bold statement.  I love the way the colours blend into each other where they meet, too.  While you can exert some control on the results, there are always some unknowns with watercolouring this way.  That's what makes it exciting.


For my silhouette, I used the Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  The images have such realism and are wonderful against a watercolour background.  For my sentiment, I turned to the Blooming With Kindness stamp set and used my Hexagon punch.   A little vellum butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, stamped in black, and some black Candy Dots and the card was done.

I hope you'll join us for the Watercooler Challenge and link up your own creation for us to enjoy.

I've also entered my card in the Paper Players Challenge.

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the subtly colored background and you used one of my all time favorite stamps! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players challenge this week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. I appreciate your comments.

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  2. Perfectly lovely watercolor creation....you did an awesome job with this Serene Silhouettes set! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, LeAnne. I'm glad the Serene Silhouettes survived the retiring list.

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  3. Gorgeous watercolor! Love the soft background. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laurie. That's the beauty of watercolour, isn't it? You can have brighter colours but you can also have such pretty, soft colours.

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  4. First of all thanks so much for such an wonderful challenge. I liked the combo and doing watercolour really pulls me out of my comfort zone, so it was nice to stretch a bit. I love the subtleness of your colours and the layering with the card stock. Your Silhouette is so striking against this background and in conjunction with the butterfly and sentiment from Blooming with Kindness really makes a statement. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Penny. I really appreciate that.

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