Sunday, June 5, 2011

What's Up with Watercolouring!

This month's contest technique over at Hero Arts is to use watercolouring on a project.  To see the full details of the contest make sure to pop over to their blog.

I was inspired by how Jacqueline used the Simple Frame from Hero Arts to create a frame (of course) around a scene.  Hers is breathtakingly beautiful, you can view it here.  And I was also inspired by Tiffany's son's school project that they created using a fun set from Hero Arts called "Let's Chill".  So, combining some elements from both I created a very simple fun card.


Paper: Notecard (Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Various Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass; Shabby Shutters; Mustard Seed; Vintage Photo; Antique Linen; Brushed Corduroy); Versafine Onyx Black; Desert Sand Dye Ink (CTMH)
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Corner Chomper

My conclusion is that although this card may be considered cute, my watercolouring stinks!  I don't have any technique really, I just put some distress ink on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, pick it up with a thin paint brush and paint!  That's exactly what Shari does in her technique video here, but hers looks awesome and mine looks blah! Oh well, I will continue trying!

I leave you with this photo of this stunning hot air balloon that passed right over our house around 8am this morning, oh to be this free!

13 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Brenda and I think your colouring is perfect, I love your palm tree!!

jintyoo7 said...

Marvelous, Brenda!Love your painting and the scene reminds me of my holiday in the Caribbean last year (minus the sweet crab though - LOL).

Barb said...

You are way too hard on yourself, Brenda. Your watercoloring looks great! Don't forget, we are our own worst critics. Love your adorable scene inside the frame! Fab photo of the balloon. . .so cool!

Dawn said...

very cute card Brenda. I've just got the frame but haven't used it yet... You've done an awesome job here

Arlene said...

I love your scene!!!!!!

Rosemary said...

what a fun scene card, brenda! love the palm tree!

AnitaRex said...

Brenda what a cute card! I really like the design with the frame! And what are you talking about your coloring stinks! It's really good! i can see shading! I find it hard to waterclour and I think you really nailed it!

Lai-Yoke said...

Great watercolour skill, Brenda and love how you created your cloud! TFL the hot air balloon!

Michelle said...

Brenda, don't sell yourself short...your watercoloring is fabulous! The crab is adorable and the frame is superb!! Love it!

Trinh said...

You are too hard on yourself, Brenda! Your coloring looks great and I love how you framed out the scene.

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! such a lovely summer scene! super card, Brenda!

Tiffany said...

This is super fun to combine the two elements, so glad that Jacqueline and I inspired this wonderful card! I love that frame stamp, definitely on my wish list!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your watercolouring is fabulous, Brenda! It looks so smooth, way better than my first few attempts at pencil colouring. ;) Now, if I had more than two distress inks, I might give water colouring a try! LOL