Water wash

Making sympathy cards is difficult, more so when you knew the person quite well.  But never really any easier when you don't know the person passing, but you have a friend hurting.  So this week I needed both sorts of cards and when the kids and husband were sleeping, I used some quiet time at my desk to do some creating.

I was inspired by watercolouring after spending an afternoon with my friend last week.  I tried and tried to get a good watercolour effect by using my markers directly onto an acrylic block, spritz with water and then stamping onto watercolour paper, but..... I just couldn't get the effect I was after.

In the end, I pulled out my watercolour pencils, coloured directly onto the watercolour paper and used my Aqua painter brush to apply the water.  The colours were muted but pretty.  This is what I ended up with (after several attempts!):

It was a rainy and windy day at home, so I took the photos indoors.  The colours aren't a 100% true to the card but the best I could get.  But you can see the muted colours of blues, pinks, yellows with a touch of orange through.  Just to replicate the colours of the setting sun.

I stamped the reeds/plant image using the Asian Artistry stamp set directly onto the paper with Soft Suede ink and stamping a sentiment as well.

I've tied some white twine around the entire card, just for simplicity and effect.  Rather pretty it turned out to be.

I made a couple of these cards, and hope I don't need to use the stash cards any time soon xx

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