Monday, June 5, 2017

Watercoloring Sky/Clouds

I'm playing along at MFT Sketch Challenge again. MFT always come up with interesting card layout and on top of that, it offers great prize for the winner. It is hard to miss out! Most of the time I use MFT stamps but sometimes depending on the goal I'm trying to achieve, I may end up with using other stamps because I don't own a MFT stamp that fit well into the theme.

In today's case, I wanted to try a new-to-me technique for making clouds. The most commonly used method for making clouds is to use a cloud shape mask and apply inks. Today I wanted to try easy watercoloring. I first used flat watercolor brush to apply a blue gradient wash on my watercolor paper. Before the paint dries, I used paper towel to pick up the paints. It looked simple, but I actually tried 3 times before I was able to get more natural cloud shapes.

 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Stampingbella Tiny Townie blossom loves balloons (SB)

14 comments:

  1. Your clouds are perfect, Katrina! Love that watercolor sky and the sweet little girl and balloons! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  2. Your sky technique worked great and makes a lovely backdrop for this little cutie floating away! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. I love your puffy looking clouds, Katrina. TFS your new technique. Love your sweet and beautifully colored girl being carried up into the clouds by your beautiful balloon bouquet. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs.

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  4. Great work with your clouds, Katrina. Love the vibrant colour of your summer sky. Your little girl floating with the balloons is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  5. Wow those vibrant colours are just so eye catching and gorgeous! Love balloons anyway and your little lady is so cute, super card. Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

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  6. Beautiful water colouring on a gorgeous card. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny black and more this month.

    Shirley

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  7. awesome clouds, It really does look like she's floating away. So glad you joined us at CAS Watercolour.

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  8. A really cute card. Beautiful sky and adorable image!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More!

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  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  10. A really fun card and a lovely inky sky, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More June challenge.

    B x

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  11. What an adorable image and so perfectly placed. Great design and Thanks for playing along in our 3rd Birthday challenge at AAA Cards this week.

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  12. An amazing sky! I love your whole card design.

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  13. super cute and fun card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge and hope you can play along again!

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  14. Congratulations on your win at AAA Cards. Don't forget to email Jane to claim your prize.

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