One of my favourite things to experiment with right now is water colour. I first became inspired to try watercolours when I started watching Amy over at Prairie Paper and Ink. I absolutely love her style and love how she changes mediums and themes so smoothly.
Watching how she plays with watercolours helped me understand that I didn’t need to be so structured when I was working with paints. Since then I have really enjoyed the different ways they can be used.
For this card I went with a simple idea. I stamped Tsukineko Kaleidacolour ink pad in Birthstone onto my glass craft board and spritzed water over the ink to water it down. Then I lay the watercolour card stock face down and applied pressure to the back. To fill the space, I moved the card stock around a little to smear the colours. I re-spritzed the ink and kept laying the card stock back down until I was about happy with the effect.
I’m quite impatient when I’m working, so I used my heat embosser to dry the watercolour quickly.
I then re-stamped the ink pad and using a wet brush, flicked some of the ink across the dried background. I also used a Clear Wink of Stella pen and splashed a few blobs of glittery goodness on to the back ground too but a little bit of sparkle.
Then I used some free stamps I received with Creative Stamping and stamped a simple unicorn outline and sentiment on top of the coloured background.
For a final bit of bling I matched up some coloured enamel dots and added them randomly on the card. Finally I backed it with some purple card stock that I was trying to use up, et voila. Simple and girly. And it was so quick to do!! I hope you like it.