Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fintastic Birthday


I had some time to spend in the Craft Cave yesterday and decided to practice my watercolouring a bit more.  I kept it pretty simple - my main goal is to get colour onto the paper without it pilling or just generally looking a mess.  I embossed the Hero Arts background with white ep and then used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to watercolour the sea.  I'm pretty pleased with how this one came out and am finally feeling like I'm making a bit of progress.  I'm hoping to eventually get brave enough to try no line watercolouring but for now I'm just happy with a decent wash!  I'm going to enter this at the Time Out Make Your Mark challenge, the Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes challenge and the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge.  I'm hoping to get some more play time today and maybe have something else to share later.  Have a good day!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolour) Tim Holtz, (Tangelo Twist, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Fish & Fintastic from Briny Blue) Paper Smooches, (Have A from Critters in the Sea, Birthday from Critters Down Under) Lawn Fawn, (Background) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers Distress Ink) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

12 comments:

Lynn said...

So happy to have you playing with us at Time Out! Love the sweet water color background Jen!

Jill Vickers said...

What a fun card - the watercoloured background is simply perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

lostinpaper said...

So sweet Jen!

Shelly said...

Super fun!!

Lisa said...

Looks great Jen!! I like the colorful fish and the swirly background!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great watercolouring. Something I need to work on to get lovely results like this!

Deepti said...

Such a sweet design! Love the BG :)

Shona Chambers said...

Well I think you did a fantastic job with your background colouring and love the embossed background stamp you used. Such cute little fishes and its perfect for the Sparks challenge too. Always happy to see you at ATSM!

Bobby said...

Should I say you did a 'fintastic' job, Jen? I know how you love puns. ;) Your watercolored background looks great for a sea for your colorful little fish to swim in. Thanks for playing with us at ATSM this week. PS: If your paper is pilling, you may need to use a different kind. I know with my Zigs, the paper I use makes all the difference.

Anita in France said...

So fun, Jen ... that fabulous swirly embossed ocean is just the perfect backdrop for those cute fish! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Go for it — although I don't think I'll ever be ready for no-line watercoloring. ;) Love your watercoloured background and bright fish!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

The background is perfect, LOVE that colour!!