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Water And Inks Doing All The Hard Work

It’s that time again to show the class project for last week which is all about watercolouring.

You can get some lovely textures ebbing and flowing within your card with such little effort, the water and inks do all the hard work for you.

For my background I wanted the card to be very tonal so only used three colours from the same family of brush markers.

I never refer to black or white when mentioning colours because this is a very grey area.

– black is the absence of colour and is therefore not a colour –

– white is the blending of all colours and is a colour … go figure.


The layering up embellishments are from corrugated card and some stamping.


9 Responses to “Water And Inks Doing All The Hard Work”

  1. butterfly says:

    Simply lovely – the watery inky flower is beautiful in that soft chalky background, and I love the kraft die-cut “branch” emerging out of the corrugate for your bird to perch on.
    Alison x

  2. Craftyfield says:

    Lovely ethereal background! Amazing how the snippet of die-cut cardboard adds that special touch, wonderful Shirley!

  3. Carola says:

    Hi Shirley, your card is very beautiful. Great design and colours.
    Hugs Carola

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! Your inks look fabulous in the background, and such a lovely creation with those fabulous, earthy textures! xx

  5. Avril says:

    Beautiful card Shirley, love the soft background with the tonal wildflower, love the addition of the cardboard embellishments.
    Avril xx

  6. annie says:

    It’s a real stunner Shirl, love that fabulous colour scheme and the use of corrugated board…I have heaps of that, must take a leaf from your book and use it. hugs.xx [aNNie]

  7. Shirley says:

    Wow, gorgeous, I love the colour, texture and design 🙂 I hope you are doing well, xx

  8. Wonderful card and all beautiful design love your bird

  9. Donna Ellis says:

    Just popping back to thank you for your comment on my blog, Shirl – so sweet of you especially with all the renos and work you are doing around the house. AND VERY HAPPY the weather is cooperating with you. You deserve gorgeous weather – thanks always for your encouraging posts and supportive comments xx

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