Hello Friends, It’s Trend week this week at Just Us Girls and since watercoloring is still the craze in the Stampin world, that is just what my fellow DT member Maria has for us this week! The stamp set I used for my card is from Verve and called Pinecone Christmas What a love about watercoloring is that it’s a fast technique and it’s usually very forgiving. I will say that the quality of watercolor paper in fact does matter. I am not sure you can tell by the photo, but my tag and my card is made from two different types of watercolor paper. My hubby has a gazillion of watercolored, card-stock, pre-scored and precut cards that he brought home for me to use, and it’s the good stuff which I used for my card. Then I went to make my tag and I didn’t want to waste a big piece, so I used another smaller piece that I had laying around on my desk. Well, when I started watercoloring the poinsettias on the tag, the colors came out totally different (they were practically pink). To make them blend together and look like the same shade of red, I had to get out my colored pencils and touch them up. Just and FYI, quality does matter!
I also will be linking my card up over at Colour Me where they have the most perfect color combo for this time of year. Real Red, Old Olive and neutrals. My green is a little lighter then Old Olive but hopefully that will be okay! I actually used a mixture of both SU-Lucky Limeade and Kiwi Kiss.
Now, won’t you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week and practice those watercoloring skills? Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible future Guest Designer.
Hope to see you there, Nanc’