Friday, June 5, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!


Hello there!  Happy Friday!  Today, I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop about one of my favorite things - Watercolor!  Even better is that it is hosted by my favorite sequin supplier, Pretty Pink Posh!

I was super inspired by the beautiful blog hop banner.  I knew I wanted to do a rainbow of watercolor, and I wanted to incorporate the gorgeous new iridescent sequins that Pretty Pink Posh is now offering exclusively in their store!

I started off with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.  I taped to to a clipboard before I started painting.  That does two things... it keeps it fairly flat after the paper dries, and it also gives a nice masked edge.  Then I took my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and scribbled a rainbow of colors overlapping each other across the bottom third of the watercolor paper.  Then I used a paint brush and some water to move the colors around until I was happy with how they looked.  I scribbled the marker on an acrylic block and then picked up the color with a wet brush, tapping the brush to make the tiny paint splatters.  After  the paper dried, I ran it through my diecut machine using the Mama Elephant Sew Fancy cross-stitched frame.  I diecut the largest butterfly from the Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet die set from white cardstock and then used the Paper Smooches Stitched Flourishes dies to add a stitched flight trail under the butterfly.  I stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set, and adhered only the body of the butterfly using glossy accents. When the glossy accents was dry, I carefully folded up the wings of the butterfly.  I added 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins, and iridescent sequins in Strawberry Burst, Sunshine Glow, Bermuda Blue and Lavender Moon to finish things off.


PPP Watercolor Hop

I hope you like my card!  I can not wait to hop along and see all of the other amazing watercolor projects!  I have a feeling I will be pinning like a crazy lady! *wink*

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:

All linked above!!

64 comments:

Gail said...

What a lovely watercolor card - i love doing this type of technique - which has been awhile - the butterfly adds that extra touch =- TFS
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Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Audrey! It's gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful.... amazingly vibrant color with the perfect bit of texture and sparkle!

Geri said...

This turned out beautiful, Audrey!!!

merryf said...

spectacular! So gorgeous!

Amy Fillmore said...

I love your card! Beautiful colors!!

Jackie Parkins said...

That's beautiful! I love the watercolors, I have trouble trying to control them instead of letting them just flow and I love this look.

Kris Engler said...

Butterflies and rainbows--can't go wrong!! Beautiful!!

Carol Doggett said...

This card is perfection! TFS!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!!

Nancy Richards said...

Quite beautiful! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

Beautiful water colouring Audrey.
Kate xx

Maaike Uijthoven said...

a rainbow alwasy cheers anyoneup, love the card !

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! I love everything about our card!!!! The colors and the butterfly are just gorgeous!!!

Pam Crusberg said...

I love that vibrant color combo! Great card.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Gorgeous as always Audrey! I always love seeing your new creations!

Nancy Lee said...

wow, how vibrant and lovely

Patt H. said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the "how to's"! Love this one!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Audrey, this is one of my very favorites in the hop! You did an excellent job using the vibrant Zig markers for this ultra-yummy card!! Hugs, Darnell

Kelly Szafron said...

Very beautiful card!

Jen Carter said...

Love this Audrey! The colors are so vibrant!

Beaumonde Designs said...

Wow! Your card is so gorgeous, Audrey! Love the background and the white butterfly! So elegant! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

Michele Henderson said...

BEAUTIFUL card! So fresh and fun!

Kamila R. said...

I love all the vibrwnt colours and the technique!

Yuki said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love he rainbow background and the delicate butterfly goes perfectly!

cindybearj said...

Love the vibrant colors and then the pure white butterfly. Just gorgeous!

Kimberly Rendino said...

So bright and pretty! I was drawn to this one immediately!

Teresa said...

Love how the splash of watercolor pops off of the white background!

Renee's ramblings said...

Your super- vibrant stripes on your rainbow are amazing, Audrey!

mimi said...

Love this CAS card, it's very beautiful!

Glenda J said...

This is gorgeous! Love the white butterfly on the rainbow watercolour.

Julia Altermann said...

Fantastic background! So happy and cheerful. Thanks for sharing!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!

Ashwini Rao said...

Rainbow effects never fail!! And the white butterfly accents it so much more! Awesome card!
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Kim M said...

Just beautiful! Your watercolor if is fanatic and the colors so vibrant. Love the added sequins too. :-)

Shanna Shands said...

Terrific card!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So vibrant! Love your card.
We were on the same wavelength.

maureen said...

Every card that catches my eye has used Zig! Hmm is that the universe nudging me?
Well your card is over the top lovely! Makes me want those Zigs even more! Nicely done!

Brithzi said...

So clean and simple yet so beautiful.

Ruth G said...

I love this bold and beautiful rainbow effect! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindy Lovell said...

So beautiful! The background is perfect and i love the white butterfly!! Beautiful!!

Jenn said...

Very pretty card! Love the colours and the butterfly is beautiful!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the stripe of color, awesome! :)

Fran said...

I love your card. Love the colors and the butterfly.

Fifi said...

Wow, I do love rainbows and this works so well :) love it

Sharon said...

Simply stunning! I love the bold look those markers gave you. And the crisp white butterfly is a perfect contrast!b Thanks for the inspiration!

francesca said...

cute card!

Lucy said...

This card really caught my attention!
I love the bright rainbow colors!

D.Ann said...

GORGEOUS!

Celeste Goff said...

Love how beautifully this turned out! Just gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the rainbow of colors and pretty sequins scattered about!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

WOW! Love the rainbow colored background! I've been playing around with my Zig Real Brush markets too, I just love them! Great colorful card!

Shannon McComb said...

Wow! The colors on this are stunning!! Beautiful card!!

Brandi R said...

Love this! Gorgeous colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Breathtaking Beautiful Audrey!
Thank You~

Rose said...

A beautiful rainbow of colours! Gorgeous card.

RachelV said...

I absolutely love this card!

Diane said...

Beautiful card, love the vibrant colors and the color splatters. Thanks for sharing.

Allycat said...

Gorgeous, love the colour combo of the splatters, tfs

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome card. Just love the rainbow colours.

Taunya Butler said...

BEAUTIFUL - awesome, amazing and just breath-taking!! Great job on this marvelous card!!!

Nora N. said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the rainbow with the white butterfly. I cannot wait to get my hands on those markers!!! You used them beautifully!!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

I love your card, Audrey! So clean and simple yet stunning!

Tess Hackett said...

Fantastic, what pretty and cheerful card.

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