Good morning, friend!
I hope you're having a great week so far. I'm so excited to have you here for another day of the National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Friends. (If you're thinking "Celebration? Huh?", then make sure to head to my post on Monday for more details! You don't want to miss out on this!) Today I'm welcoming another guest and dear crafty friend to the party. Please give a warm welcome to Carly Tee of Ellen Hutson LLC! Carly set today's challenge and it definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone.
Let's get started...
Carly sent me a ton of different watercolor techniques that I could chose from and we both decided that using my Seasonal Wreath Die Set to create a stencil for my watercoloring would be perfect. I die-cut the wreath from some sticker paper I got in a pack at Staples, peeled off the release paper and placed it onto the center of a piece of watercolor paper.
You could use a variety of different images to create your stencil whether it be a wreath like mine or a doily die-cut or a cover plate with an intricate design, etc. Just make sure that whatever paper you use to make your stencil is completely covered with adhesive on the back. Once you've adhered your die-cut to the cardstock you can start your watercoloring!
For my card I used the new Seafoam ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I love the blue-green hue of this ink and it works perfectly for my spring card. I also painted some scraps of watercolor cardstock with Green Tea and It's a Girl which I later die-cut some leaves and flowers out of. For my sentiment die-cut I used the Shea Butter color which is a gorgeous butter-y yellow.
After die-cutting all my floral pieces I started to arrange them on my wreath. Once I achieved a layout I was happy with I glued them down using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. For the sentiment die-cut I used the "blessed" from my Script Greetings Die Set and cut a few additional ones out of plain white cardstock to adhere underneath the colored one for added dimension. I stamped the coordinating sub-sentiment from Script Greetings underneath and popped the panel onto an A2 cardbase.
You'll also notice that I used the largest rectangle from my Find the Beauty Die Set to die-cut my watercolor panel. I did this after the watercoloring so that I was able to flatten the piece a bit by running it through my die-cutting machine. Oh! And I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello to the center of each of the flowers.
You can watch my step-by-step process in the video below...
Now, be sure to head over to the Ellen Hutson blog to see Carly's take on this challenge. I had a little sneak peek yesterday and her project is oh, so sweet.
More details about this celebratory week...
My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes.
Today's prize is a $30 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC!
In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...
- Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
- Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #4 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
- Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
- Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
- There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
- Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week
Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to try out a new watercolor technique. This is something I never would have tried on my own so I'm so thankful to Carly for pushing me creatively. It took a little trial and lots of error to get to the final project, but when you keep pushing you're sure to get something you like, right?!
Have a great Thursday and see you tomorrow for day #5!