Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog. It's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using a technique that is so on-trend in the crafting world at the moment... watercolour!


I really wanted to use the flower doilie on my card but couldn't work out how to make it 'pop' so after a couple of false starts I dragged out the watercolours.


I used a simple colour combination of pink and yellow as I wanted the card to be quite feminine yet soft and slightly understated. The vellum title strip accentuated that softness and allowed the sentiment to float over the doilie.


Now it wouldn't be me if I didn't change my mind on the design and end up adding or subtracting something from the original design. After I placed the doilie and sentiment in position I realised the card was very lopsided in visual appeal so balanced it out by placing a few watercolour splashes on the opposite side to complete the look.

Supply List:

Cardstock
Neenah Solar White

PaperJillibean Soup: 'Birthday Bisque' - Bite Size Bits

Embellishments
Jillibean Soup: Wise Words - Yellow Sentiments
Jillibean Soup: Doilies

Other
Doodlebug: Epoxy Dots
Reeves Watercolours
Vellum

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty card. I Have tried water-color with no success. Aimee xoxo

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