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.


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

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

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

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