PTI MIM 252: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

Building up on my first watercolour success, I decided to have a go at more watercolouring for this week’s MIM challenge. 

Perfect timing really as I have a card to make for the lovely Sanae who blogs  HERE. Her blog is full of beautiful hand made clothing, watercolours and candid writing. A few days ago, as part of her furoku subscription, I received a beautifully wrapped package with her newest book, a lovely hand made lavender sachet and some postcard prints of some watercoloured animals. I was rivetted by the story of her journey from normal worker bee to ill individual to awesome sewer/writer.

  

As Sanae seems very much a blues and greys person, I wanted my MIM card to reflect that. I water coloured on a gradient of greys, aquas and blues and splattered on some white perfect pearl. 

While the paper was drying, I stamped the Thanks sentiment from the Wet Paint set in watermark ink on to vellum and heat embossed with silver powder. When the paper dried, I die cut it using the quatrefoil die and stuck the tile bits on to white cardstock. I then matted the whole thing on charcoal cardstock, sandwiching one of the vellum edges between the white and charcoal card. Lastly, I rounded the edges of the sentiment to tie it in with the rounded egdes of the quatrefoil tiles.

 
All in all, the card turned out way better than expected, the effect quite a bit more grown up than most of the cards I’m used to making. I am in love with this new colour scheme and can see myself playing with it a bit more. Anyway, its a long weekend here in Western Australia so back to more card making!