Monday 4 August 2014

Watercolor Grid

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog.  I signed up to Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers last weekend as part of their flash sale and this is the first card I made from Day 1.

This is sort of a combination of the techniques I learned in OCC and the Bokeh Made Easy technique that Dawn Woleslagle posted on her blog.  I don't think I quite got the bokeh right, but I'll work on it!

I white embossed a grid stamp onto watercolor paper then colored with watercolor paints, trying to match the colors from this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  Once I was happy with the colors and the panel was dry, I sponged white ink using circle masks to try and get a bokeh effect.  Once it was dry, I adhered it to my card base using dimensionals.

I cut the thank you from a new Spellbinders die and added some enamel dots in greens and blues to finish off the card.

I'm also entering this into Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenge - CassieT's challenge as well as AAA Cards watercolor challenge.

Quite a few of my Freshly Made Sketch DT pals also signed up for the Watercolor class and I can't wait to see what they produce - hint, hint girls :)

Products used:

Stamps:  Hero Arts Grid Background
Ink:  Whisper White, Versamark
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Watercolor
Accessories:  Watercolor paints, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Spellbinders Inspire dies, white EP


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout-out at Color Throwdown.


Narelle Farrugia said...

Such a cool effect! I need you to visit me to teach me some of your fab techniques!

Broni said...

Fabulous card! I love how your background turned out! I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Jane said...

So in love with this bokeh background! Thanks for joining the challenge at AAA Cards.

Angela said...

Karren, your card is graphically hip and oh so cool! Thanks for sharing your creation at AAA Cards!

Victoria Lavender said...

Great impact! Modern and very pleasing colors. I took the course too, I really love how you can go back weeks later to review video's. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards Play with Watercolors. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing! I love that grid with water coloring -- beautiful card - Thanks for joining in with AAA!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card. Love the background and the die-cut greeting. I have the same die set and was just took it out so I would use it in the near future. Thank you for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown.