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!