PTI Make It Monday #153 (Watercolour Background With Heat Embossed Sentiment), Virginia’s View #1 (Watercolour)

Watercolouring seems to be one of the hottest trends at the moment … here’s my most recent take on it …

PTI MIM 153, VV 1

I’m playing along with Papertrey’s Make It Monday, where we’re following Dawn’s hints and tips for creating watercolour backgrounds with heat embossed sentiments.  I’m also joining in with a shiny new challenge, hosted by Virginia at Yes, Virginia … a monthly challenge that follows in the footsteps of Cath’s Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.  Virginia explains it much better … do pop over and check it out … and if you’ve not visited before, get ready to have your breath taken away as you meander around … and you may need supplies of food and drink to keep you going for some time!

I stamped and clear embossed the Papertrey sentiment, pressed ink pads onto a non stick mat, sprayed a piece of watercolour card with water and started painting, picking up the colours and allowing them to blend one into the other.  When all the colour was on, I water sprayed the panel again and dried it with a heat gun so the different shades would merge more … there are nine of them!  The sentiment was a bit lost in the lighter colours, so I edged it with a light grey Promarker so it would pop a little.  The panel was trimmed, and I masked and sponged a black border before adhering it to the card base.  Have to say, with this card I’m missing all the lovely white space I usually have … to my eyes it seems a bit full!

Hope your Monday’s getting off to a great start!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


20 thoughts on “PTI Make It Monday #153 (Watercolour Background With Heat Embossed Sentiment), Virginia’s View #1 (Watercolour)

  1. Shirley-bee

    Love the blended watercolour background, and the soft grey shading around the sentiment. And it doesn’t look full to me, but I’m a sucker for watercolour!

  2. Virginia L.

    Beautifully done, Anita I love your choice of colors as they evoke such a happy feeling! So glad that you play our first Virginia’s View Challenge!

  3. Barbara Roe

    Anita all three of your cards are lovely. I have had a lot of fun working with watercolor and it is the one thing I wanted to learn. Following and participating in blogs is such a learning experience and it is great to test ourselves. Glad you mentioned the new blog challenge.

  4. c

    Gorgeous! Your ‘missing’ white space has been replaced by oh-so-pretty colour, so from my perspective, it’s still there. Stunning! I tried some water-colour backgrounds yesterday and Saturday…nope! Just one happy, tummy-filled recycle bin! You’ve inspired me to maybe try once more…maybe! Hugs~c

  5. Geri G

    Rest assured….nothing is missing! White space doesn’t have to be white! It can be a beautifully blended rainbow of soft colors….complete with a lovely embossed sentiment, so carefully and perfect edged with a light shade of grey! Yes…and it can also be a winner!

  6. Petra

    Your watercolours are great, Anita – lovely selection of colours!!! Great on outlining your sentiment with the grey and layering your panel on black. Beautiful!!

  7. lostinpaper

    I’ve been watching these fabulous sentiment panels appearing everywhere is our blogland and this looks wonderful (this technique would be great for those ‘difficult’ to make for men lol).

  8. kimheggins

    Anita…finally getting caught up on my comments, sorry to take so long to get this amazing card. You watercoloring is perfect and love the rainbow colors, just beautiful.

  9. BarbGhig

    Really beautiful water colored panel, Anita! I love the soft colors and your embossed sentiment is the perfect touch!


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