Thursday, 26 June 2014

Watercolour Gardenia

Evening all.
I love the theme of this week's theme at Less is More -


I've already submitted one card for this challenge but I was playing around with a softer technique, such as used in some of my other gardenia cards.
This time I went with a textured off white cardstock and an apricot colourway.

I'm loving this die and can't use it enough, so I'm trying to get ideas on how to use the die, I stumbled across a You Tube video by Therese Calvird. This time I used some scrap of gold mirror card to create the outline and then used watercolour markers to colour the base with a few extra splashes of the dark peachy orange. For a change I used Therese's idea of a colour block on the right hand side and raised the w/c panel on pads. A few sequins and domed crystals from the stash complete the image.

OK that's it for tonight, may just have to check up on Wimbledon today at 8 on the telly while hubby is out playing with his toys!


  1. Hi There Jules, This is gorgeous, perfect colour choice and I love that die too, good choice :D x

  2. Gorgeous. I love how you've watercolored the background and placed the die-cuts on top ... so clever! Perfect color combo with the peach, green and gold mirror paper. The peach splatters and sequins are a perfect way to finish this card! Loll xx

  3. The colouring extending beyond the die cut gives a lovely soft feel to this card, echoed by the lovely colour choice!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a beautiful card love the die and the colour you have used so pretty. Love Alison x

  5. Love the effect of the gold mirror outline ... it really draws to eye to the detail
    Superb colour choice and watercolouring technique
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. This is beautiful! the water color, looks awesome :)

  7. Such a fabulous card :) Viv xx

  8. So pretty, love the crisp diecut on top of the soft watercolouring, so effective!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  9. Really, really GORGEOUS! I love how you used your water colors with these lovely die cuts...stunning effect, Julie!


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