Saturday, June 30, 2012

Abstract Watercolor

I'm just popping in for a quick post.  I was on Etsy last night to finish up some business.  Just before logging off, I decided to take a quick look around.  The watercolor painting, below, caught my eye right away.  HERE is the link.  I'm usually not so interested in abstract designs.  But this immediately made me think "I could do that on a card."
I love the soft, blurred look of the colors running together.

I pulled out a small piece of watercolor paper and went to work with a few SU watercolor crayons and an aqua brush (also Stampin' Up!).  I just swiped the aquabrush across the tip of the crayon, then randomly painted across the paper.  Afterward, I sprayed the painted paper with some Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist.  At first I thought that the colors blurred too much.  But decided to wait until it dried, then take another look.  I really liked the effect!  So I die cut it and mounted it with white and yellow card stock.
This is the final result...

If you look very, very closely you might be able to see a little of the shimmer.

This turned out to be one of those spontaneous cards that I hadn't planned on making...but did.  And it turned out so much better than I expected. It makes me smile :)
What do you think?  I'd love to know.

card stock: daffodil delight (SU), watercolor paper
ink: basic gray (SU), two gray and one yellow watercolor crayons (SU)
stamps: happy trails (PTI)
other: aquapainter (SU), large deckled rectangle die (Spellbinders), pearl glimmer mist (Tattered Angels)


  1. stunning!!! what a perfect take on an inspirational piece. love it!

  2. I likey alot!! :) I think the sentiment goes perfect with it too. I love your spontaneous side!

  3. A perfect summer shimmery card! Love the abstract look you achieved with this card! It 's very lovely!

  4. This is truly amazing! Love these colours together and the gradient is perfect!

  5. I LOVE's my favorite type of art. Love what you've done with it here!

  6. This is a GREAT card! For me, it falls into the 'clean and simple' category -- but with an oomph. The daffodil colored paper and the entire image being lifted from the card adds so much. I bet you are playing with this idea to see what else you can do and I cannot wait to see your ideas! Two thumbs up on this one.


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