Good morning! I was super excited a few weeks ago to get an email from Heather over at Little Tangles inviting me to play along with the new challenge as Guest Designer. I was super thrilled - especially since the new challenge is one of my very favorite techniques - watercolors!
I ended up making two cards with one of my favorite recently Neat and Tangled sets, Origami Map designed by the lovely Miriam Prantner. First up, a bold and somewhat masculine watercolor card!
For this one, I used MFT dye ink to do my watercoloring - they work beautifully! I stamped my map in a slightly darker blue, then smooshed the lighter blue on my non-stick mat and picked up the color with my waterbrush. I love how this gives a tone on tone effect! I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock, and added a few Crystal Clear sequins to finish it off (and cover up a little mistakenly dripped bit of blue on the bottom!) :)
Next up, I went with a totally bright and bold card using my Peerless watercolors and adding in the use of the new matching Origami Map Die!
First - I just have to say I LOVE this die! It is so perfect with the stamp - love how well everything lines up! I stamped and heat and embossed the map image in white, then softly watercolored it in. Added a bolder wash of the yellow, with a bit of orange mixed in on the background, then mounted the front part with foam adhesive over the top. The sentiment was a perfect fit for this bright and bold card - I heat embossed it on vellum, then attached it with a tiny bit of glue from my Zig 2 way glue pen - it dries very clear and doesn't show, so I love to use it for gluing down vellum!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will go play along at Little Tangles - I'm looking forward to seeing your Watercolor creations!