Watercolored Hearts


I don't know what it's like in your neck of the woods, but we are in the middle of a HEAT WAVE!  Our area rarely sees temperatures this high.  I was getting cabin fever and feeling like I needed to try something new the other day.  So after watching Jennifer McGuire use Distress Markers, I head the the "local" (an hour away) craft store to purchase some.  I've had a blast playing with them and when I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! I knew exactly what I was going to do!


I started by coloring with the distress markers on watercolor paper, then covered the area with water using my aquapainter.  Once the paper had dried, I die cut the hearts, moving the die down a bit each time so you could see the full range of colors.

Watercoloring may become a bit of an obsession of mine for a bit. I'm loving my new Distress Markers :)

Stamps:  Quite Like You (Wplus9)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Accessories:  Heart dies (Wplus9), Rhinestones

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I love this...so fun to see new goodies immediately put to use! Love the result Maureen!

Shelly said...

So beautiful! Love it! :)

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I love this card. I agree, watercoloring is addicting! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

cardz said...

The soft colour blending is so pretty and looks gorgeous on all that white.
Heather T

Deepti said...

So beautiful :) love the water coloring u did :)

Shea said...

This is beautiful, Maureen! Love the coloring technique!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! I can see how you would get hooked on this! Love the way you cut each heart a little lower down on the colors. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty! I love the technique you used and need to get me some Distress markers too. :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen I read your post, pinned your card and then a big sigh!! Gorgeous my friend!

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous card Maureen ♥

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Love this - just gorgeous!

Sara Mac said...

Perfect CAS card! I love playing with my distress markers. I always feel like I'm making a mess of it until I let is sit a bit and come back to it.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with your distress markers...such a beautiful effect! Love your CAS design, too...Gorgeous card!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing take on the sketch this week..love your watercolorh hearts with the bits of bling, so sweet!

Happy Dance said...

Simply beautiful. It is just gorgeous. Perfectly CAS and spot on for the challenge. Love this. Bev

Karen M said...

Very soft and gentle card, Maureen. It reminds me of a sunset at a sandy beach x

Lisa A. said...

Simply lovely:)!!

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