FWF - Watercolor Wash Take 2


If you saw yesterdays post I shared with you a quick 'How To' on how to make your own watercolor wash backgrounds using a plastic protector sleeve, your felt tip markers and water.  In that post I created my background using colours of similar tonings eg.  all Yelllow/Oranges and then stamped over the top of these designs with a darker colour in the same tones to achieve a unique background for the thank you cards I made.

Today I am using this same technique however I have used different contrasting colours. (Pink and Green which is my favorite colour combo).



The overall result I achieved today is a much softer look compared to yesterday cards, this has a lot to do with my choice of colours and embellishment.  I embossed my background with my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! and teamed this with a fabulous sentiment from the Unity December KOTM and some sewing themed die cuts from K & Co (Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Die Cut Cardstock Emphemera).


The blue is not part of the card but the background I laid the card on to take this picture.  Given pink is often hard to photograph in good light, let alone the miserable weather we are experiencing here at the moment, this gave a much better result than the white background of my white photo box.

Aswell as showing you another take on the Water Colour Wash Technique, I have created today's card to join in the fun over on the Unity Blog for their Friday Friends with Flair Link Up.  Be sure to pop over and check out all the other wonderful Unity Goodness there and don't forget if you leave a comment on my blog or any of the other blogs participating in this link up you have a chance to win some Unity Goodness for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

28 comments:

Dragana Skoro said...

I love that background. Wonderful job!

Kary said...

Hi Danie May! This is so pretty!! Love the background, the sweet sentiment and the gorgeous elements. Nice job!!

Lizzyc said...

Hi danie, wow.. thanks so much for sharing this techinque.. i especially love the texture when you add the embossing.. a really fun way to make your own background colors.. thanks..

Tammy said...

Beautiful Danie and fabulous images.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my, this is just exquisite! Love that background!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! I love how you did the background.

~Tammy~ said...

What a beautiful background. I really like the effect. Your image elements are wonderful! TFS

Jen said...

This is beautiful! The embossing adds such a nice touch to your gorgeous background paper!

Lynn McAuley said...

Another beauty!! I love these fabulous images with your sensational background!

Crystal said...

What a beautiful card! Love the scissors and thread with the sentiment!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

oh how lovely!! love the rose and scissors accents, so pretty! you inspire me to start making some more cards...

Eva said...

What a beautiful card, the colors are amazing and I love those scissors.

Emkay said...

That background is gorgeous! Such a pretty card!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. that is a beautiful technique.. love the colours. great card!

Ruby said...

This card is amazing and I love the background.

Jingle said...

Very pretty! I love that pair of scissors!

Linda said...

This very pretty I love that paper.

Sarah said...

This is stunning--I adore those scissors! They rock!

Sarah Mailloux said...

The background colors and embossing is really cool- what a pretty card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

this is a GREAT!! layout! amazing idea!

Natasha G.P. said...

I don't remember those stamps. SO cute.

Michelle said...

Pretty card!

Emily Keaton said...

How romantic and feminine! I love the vintage feel, and your background ROCKS!

MiamiKel said...

Now this is gorgeous in EVERY way! So soft and little Victorian feel to it - just perfect work! The scissors alone are stunning, but together as a whole, breathtaking! Wonderful! x0x0

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Stunning background!

Pryn said...

What an awesome technique!!! Your card is beautiful! I love how the color wash technique enhances the embossed background....ultra dimension!!! Love it!!!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Your watercolour wash bg is very impressive -- must try!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!