Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Add Watercoloring to an Intricate Die

Hello friends!
I have been DIE-ing to play with the Lawn Fawn Little Town Die.
 
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I finally made something and am sharing it with you today.
A die like this is full of potential. I put my own spin and just had fun with it. 

With my extensive traveling in the past, I have seen many, many rows of colorful houses.

From Bergen (Norway)

to Santorini (Greece)
 I was inspired to create my own colorful houses.

thank you


If you look carefully, I actually added an extra piece white diecut houses underneath the watercolored houses. I find that this gives the houses some subtle dimensions and it still remains to be flat. 

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I love that effect. You can use any type of coloring medium. I happen to love the Spectrum Aqua Markers because I have all of the colors I want. The coloring is minimum, but the impact from the this intricate die is huge!

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I hope you love house cards like this because I am just getting started :)
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Thanks for stopping by!




13 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

So cute Virginia. I love this, such a cute and whimsical scene.

Sheila H said...

Your house are so colorful, Virginia. What a happy scene!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the houses being so colorful!

ldiggs said...

Hooray Virginia! I just bought this die on a whim because it was so cute, and I honestly had no idea what I was going to create with it!!! I love your card, and want to thank you for all of the inspiration you give me!

Virginia Lu said...

Idiggs: that is SO good to hear! :) Sometimes I post cards that I don't think anyone would like it...but I post what I make and do not hold back anyway. LOL. Thanks for making my day!

conil said...

What a sweet and friendly card. Love these dies that offer so much inspiration all by themselves. Would not have thought of coloring them this way, but it's so effective and pretty.

Dotty Jo x said...

Such a sweet card, it must have taken ages to do all that colouring, Jo x

Karen B. said...

Your style to a t.

Harriet said...

I did look closely and saw the added white. Brilliant, Virginia. Oh, I remember your lovely photos, and you created a lovely card mimicking your photos. Again---Brilliant.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great idea and adorable card Virginia!
xx

Isabelle Siry said...

Your card is really beautiful Virginia ! It could be an illustration for children stories, it is so cute ! And so colorful ! Love how you colored all that pretty houses ! And yes, I'm ready to see the future cards with this die ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Lisa said...

Love those pretty little watercolored houses! This is delightful Virginia!

Dawn Turley said...

Super cute Virginia. Very pretty colouring on your houses,