Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge
Lisa is our hostess this week with a wonderful Technique Challenge. We are to create a watercolor background. What a fun technique this was to try! I had just watched a video at Make It Monday on this very subject, so I'm including a link for reference.
I used Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White 120 lb. card stock for the background. The water does tend to warp it a little, but with lots of tape, it lays really flat. The watercolors I used were Pearlescent. I first brushed a little water on the card stock, and then dabbed the watercolors on it. After that completely dried, I brushed a light yellow coating over the top to soften the colors a little. I used the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies to cut the background panel for my focal image. The beautiful Crocus stamp is one of Theresa Momber's called Signs of Spring, available at Gina K. Designs. I colored these with Copic markers and fussy cut.
GKD Signs of Spring
Pearlescent Water Colors
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Copic YR15, YR 18, G43, G82
Offray Gold ribbon
Please visit the Just Us Girls page to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Lee Anne Cross, have come up with using the Water Color Background Technique. I hope you will be inspired and want to play along.
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our April challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of June.