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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - Using Watercolors

I seem to be one step ahead of the game!  If you remember, last month I did a tutorial on watercolor heart paper.  I used every last scrap of that paper while creating lovey-dovey pages with my February "Love Birds" kit.  Well, that's okay to use watercolors again because they are easy, fun and inexpensive to play around with.  While not necessary, I did purchase some thicker watercolor paper to prevent sogginess, but regular cardstock works just fine with just a little bit of care.  The texture of actual watercolor paper also provides a nice effect.

I kept my technique rather simple just creating subtle blocks of color and drips of paint.  Here's my layout using my March kit, "Chalk and Talk".



Some on-trend stars in turquoise and green tie in nicely to my subtle watercolor mats.



The mini canvas of watercolor provides a nice contrast to the black and doesn't detract from the real beauty in this layout!   <3

Remember, you can join in the fun by creating a watercolor inspired layout for our Reader's Blog Hop.  More details on the CKC blog.  We would love to see your creations.


5 comments:

  1. Beautiful girl and beautiful page. The watercolour blocks add just enough colour and interest.

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  2. so beautiful, and I really like the soft watercolour with this - brilliant.

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  3. Beautifully done the soft colors of the blocks are a sweet balance tto the picture :)

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  4. your blocks are just adorable. so soft and pretty and feminine! And what a gorgeous layout. Your Gracie is such a lovely girl.

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