March 3, 2014

MIM #153 and Virginia'a View Challenge #1

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I do not think I have used watercolours since I was in grade school. I own a set that I bought a few years ago, just in case. I admire all the beautiful watercolours I am seeing in card making and scrapbooking and in style trends...yet I resisted.  I went down this road with sequins and now I can't create a card without at least one. When my good friend Virginia Lu started her new challenge blog Virginia's View just the other day I knew the time was here. With this week's Papertrey Make It Monday of watercoloured backgrounds I decided to get out my 'way too narrow' paintbrush and give it a go. I learned a few things and I would do a few things differently next time, yes I said next time.  It was fun, if you haven’t tried this technique out you really should--thanks Virginia for giving me the push I needed! I am also submitting this to Seize the Birthday.


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28 comments :

Lynn Mangan said...

Gorgeous...I love the soft background Tracey!

Lisa H. said...

soooo pretty! love the soft color wash you created. great card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors!

sandie said...

well done Tracey for giving it a go and what a beautiful card you created. I love the clours and the blending is great x

Laura B. said...

such a pretty watercolor look!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my love the soft colors
beautiful

Barb said...

Awesome watercolor background, Tracey! Love the soft, pretty colors!

Joyce said...

This is fabulous, Tracey. I am so glad you jumped on the water color band wagon. I really love your first project, and think it is especially cute that you added the sequins.

Maria said...

Very pretty soft color with the water color technique! I must give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marisa said...

Love the water colours :)

Virginia Lu said...

Well, you play water-coloring like a PRO, Tracey! I can't believe this was your first time trying! I hope that you keep playing and experimenting!So glad that you play our first Virginia's View Challenge! This make me super happy~

Jingle said...

Great colors on this! Very pretty!

Bobby said...

I love your watercolor background. This is one trend I've jumped on. Not so much for sequins but watercolor? Bring it on!

Bonnie said...

This makes me want to play in the water! Love these colors, Tracey!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous job with the watercolour background, Tracey!

Lisa said...

Tracey your background is so soft and pretty, great job!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Great job with the watercolor background. You have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Renee said...

I've resisted this trend so far...
but I'm hanging by a thread and you're not helping!
Gorgeous!!

cm said...

Oh my, Tracey: stunning! good to hear you'll be trying this technique again; water-colouring looks great on you!
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~amy~ said...

super pretty Tracey...

Diane said...

Gorgeous watercolors colors and design.

Hugs Diane

Anita in France said...

Howdy Neighbour! This is so pretty, Tracey ... love the soft subtle colours and those wonderful sequins ... and I'm in awe of how you watercoloured without warp ... I can never manage that! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

another gorgeous card Tracey! I love the soft and feminine colors you used for your stunning background. So pretty!

Greta said...

What a neat card! Hoping I'll get to play in Virginia's challenge if there's still time.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

gorgeous! I need to get my watercolor on!

Amy Kolling said...

Love the muted look the watercoloring gives your card!!! What I love about watercoloring is that there isn't a right or wrong and you get fabulous results! :)

Nancy said...

I love the clours and the blending is really nice! Well done Tracey! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

Viv said...

Wow such a great card Tracey, well done :) Viv xx