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.
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! :)
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