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Friday, June 5, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop


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Jen Carter Watercolor Love Closeup

Welcome to the Watercolor Blog Hop!  This challenge is all about using watercolors on a card or project. 



Jen Carter Watercolor Love Front

For my card today I started by die cutting a piece of white watercolor paper using a die from Lil' Inker Designs called Dual Dotted Rectangles.  Then, I took my watercolor paints and started painting an ombre like scene at the bottom with my water pen.  I used some flower dies also cut from watercolor paper using Awesome Blossom dies from Lil' Inker.  I used my aquacolor crayons to scribble the colors on an old CD case, spritzed them with water and then picked the colors up and colored with a water pen. The sentiment is from a set called Paint Your Canvas.  I love the sentiments in that set! 

Jen Carter Watercolor Love Closeup Glitter

I also added a touch of glitter to parts of the water colored scene for just a little extra glimmer.  It has such a pretty sparkle to it in real life.  I also adhered Pretty Pink Posh's 4 mm & 6 mm Sparkling Clear sequins to the center of the flower and on the card front. 

One more watercolor creation to share.  This one I've had sitting on my desk for a while and it seemed like a great time to share it.

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It is so much fun creating little canvas's with this Canvas die!  I die cut it from watercolor paper, colored on it with my watercolors and then heat embossed the sentiment from Paint Your Canvas onto the front.  It is such a fun little addition to my stamping area (plus it is a fun gift too)! :)  (The easel is found here.)


I'm entering my card in the Sparkle & Shine Challenge based on the above inspiration photo & am also entering it in Virgina's View Challenge which has an ombre theme as well!

If you'd like to join the watercolor blog hop or see the other watercolor creations, click here.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

33 comments:

  1. love the colors and the ombre effect

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  2. love the card, colors are great

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  3. Beautiful way to showcase those sentiments! Love your cards.
    Lynn

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  4. Your watercolour is gorgeous! Love these colours!

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  5. So pretty. Love that color combo for the washed ombre background!

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  6. Both of your cards are just beautiful!!

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  7. Just beautiful in these pretty ombre shades, Jen!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Luv the ombre colors and the sentiment on the canvas is awesome!

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  9. I love the sentiment on your second "Earth" card! One of my favorites of the day!

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  10. these are both so pretty! i love the flower and the soft colouring on the first one and the bright and happy colours on the second one - great sentiment.

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  11. I love the ombre effect on the card. I just got some new pens so I am really enjoying this hop to see what everyone is doing. Beautiful cards.

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  12. Both cards are great. Love the colors.

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  13. So pretty! The colors are just yummy! :)

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  14. Love this, love the soft colours

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  15. These are lovely! Love that Earth sentiment!

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  16. What a fabulous card with soft, pretty colors!

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  17. I love your cards.....especially the turquoise watercolor.

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  18. Beautiful! Love the soft colors on the first on. The second .... the colors are just flat out yummy ♥

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  19. Your cards are so lovely. I really like the ombré effect on the first one a lot!

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  20. GORGEOUS Jen!!! Love your ombre - and the watercolor on the flowers is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle and Shine!!!

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  21. I love this die, and beautiful cards, the ombre is beautiful!

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  22. Gorgeous! Love the ombre effect in your first card! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  23. Gorgeous card and fun mini canvas!! Love the soft colors on your first card - so lovely and fresh!! And you mini canvas would look so amazing anywhere!! Wonderfully done!!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

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  24. I love the colors you used on your awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. These are both beautiful! I love the sentiment of the second!

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