Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Watercolor Background on a Card (& Announcement)

Happy December, my friends! 
Remember my stash of DIY watercolor paper?

DIY watercolor paper

I am back to share a card with you on using one of those pieces.

Well, among all that watercolor paper, I love the stripey one at the bottom the most. I thought long and hard on how to use it. I finally came up with this.


The result may seem simple, but I actually took a detour to get to this conclusion. You see, I water-colored the Bamboo Rose image like I would normally do (with green and pink/red). But the colors really didn't go with that gold stripes with a touch of coral pink and orange.

I finally settle on the gold-embossed image on vellum. It may seem obvious , but I just need to try it out and see for myself. That is the beauty of creative process, you know?
Good things do take time.

The gold metallic paint from the Kuretake set really makes the design shine. There is a slight golden sheen on the card stock that is hard to photograph. I urge you to try the gold and silver in your watercolor palette if you have any.


I have listed all the supplies that I used in this card as the process is pretty much self-explanatory.

Bye-bye, Virginia's View Challenge! 😞

 Lastly, I have a little announcement over Virginia's View Challenge Blog (see here). I am proud that I have run the Challenge up to 25 times. Virginia's View Challenge was so well-received and loved by the participants and supporters. I shall miss the fun in running the challenge, however, I realized that I simply do not have the time to continue. I will focus my time right HERE in this blog and continue to fulfill my DT and duties. You are not getting ridding of me just yet.😁
πŸ’“Thank you for your support and feedback.πŸ’“
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Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!

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Greta said...

Lovely to see one of those backgrounds made into a card, Virginia! Love the gold embossed roses on vellum--always classy & beautiful!

LauraJane:) said...

All those watercooled plaids and stripes are TRUELY SCRUMPTIOUS!! Super way to make a knock-out card with dies and a sentiment:)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautifully done!

Harriet said...

Your soft colors and the beautiful rose make this card lovely.

pcm said...

happy birthday to you! you do lovely things on your blog. sad to see the challenge go but glad that you are dedicating more time to this one!

Sherrie K. said...

Such a great background! Fun color scheme and beautiful rose! Fun little details!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
Sherrie K

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love that background for your flower die cut, Virginia - so classy!

Lisa Elton said...

WONDERFUL backgrounds Virginia and such a pretty card!!

Craftychris said...

Another beautiful card made with one of your fabulous backgrounds! Wonderful! xxx

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is really beautiful Virginia, I love the colours!

JanR said...

Lovely card! So cool that you made your own background paper.

Unknown said...

I am loving that you used the shimmer of gold Kuretake watercolour on this...stunning & perfect with that beautiful rose, Virginia! I don't blame you for taking more time for yourself & this is precious, enjoy it! Hugs...

Helen Gullett said...

This is simply gorgeous, Virginia. Love the shade of yellow & orange with gold.

And I will miss your challenge... but I know it is a hard work to just manage it by yourself. Looking forward to see more of your projects!

Rachel A. said...

I absolutely love this card. So gorgeous! Your DIY backgrounds are seriously amazing. Sorry to hear that your challenge blog is ending but so glad that we will still get to see your beautiful designs. πŸ’—

Daria Z. said...

Although all of your striped BGs are pretty, I, too love the one you showcased for today's card. And what a fabulous card it is! Just beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love your patterned paper and those Altenew flowers are on my list. You did an amazing job with Virginia's View it was a great challenge!