Scarlet Tanager - Female

Scarlet Tanager - Female
Scarlet Tanager - Female

Friday, April 1, 2016

Butterfly kisses

TGIF!  First of all, thank you for all the wonderful comments on Bill's photo's in my previous post. I will share some more next week.

For my card today I did some water colouring with my new set of Gansai Tambi paints.  Wow, these are such a treat to use, the colours are so vibrant and you only need very little paint and it goes a long way.

This image is called Butterfly Kisses from Penny Black. Another stamp I pulled from the archives!

Using watercolour paper I embossed the image using white embossing powder. I then taped down my watercolour paper so it would remain flat as I added the water.   I then added my paints to the image.  Once my image was coloured and dried (I used a heat gun to speed up the process) I went along and wet the paper around the image with a big fat paintbrush, then picked up some light colours and dropped it in, and with having laid some water down first the paints just move and blend.  To get the splatter, I made sure my brush was good and wet, picked up some paint and tapped the paint brush against my finger and voila - splatters! So cool - love this!

I cut out the image using spellbinders labels twenty eight die, then added some gold krylon marker around the edge.  I then layered this onto some aqua paper cut using spellbinders A2 devine eleoquence die, then onto a layer of white, then onto my card base.  

To finish I added some enamel dots. Another Mother's Day card for my basket (which has already sold :))

stamp- Penny Black - butterfly kisses
ink - versamark, white embossing powder, Gansai Tambi water colours - pale aqua (50), Yellow (40), orange (33), cadmium red (30), brown (46), for the shading around image I used- light brown(44), aqua (50)
dies - spellbinder - A2 devine eleoquence, labels twenty eight
paper - bazzill aqua, white cougar, canson water colour - 140 lb
misc - enamel dots, gold krylon pen

Thanks for your visit, have a wonderful day!



Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

WOW vibrant or what - love it. Have got that die so can improvise.

Have a lovely weekend.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, so beautiful! Fabulous watercoloring and love the background with splatters. What a gorgeous image. Something like this never goes out of style. I absolutely love this! Can't wait to do some watercoloring. Maybe today, I hope!

NancyT said...

You do amazing work, regardless of the media you use, it is beautiful. Your colours are stunning and I love the splatter technique you used for the background. I also love your die selection for the layout.

Tracy said...

Well of course it sold already. It's gorgeous. Such a pretty color palette. Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Pauline, this is gorgeous! I love the watercoloring and the beautiful background of splatter...perfection! And you know I love this beautiful die, and what a perfect color! Exquisite! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the vibrant colours and the soft full of spring elegance Pauline!