Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Watercolor Circles

Hello. Man, am I loving the Arteza Real Brush pens. I know I have a long way to go with them but I love playing with the colors. Today's card was for the Simply Less is More sketch challenge. Then I through in a few other challenges too. My color palette is from the CLASSroom inspiration photo and I used the Tic-Tac-Toe board from the AAA Cards challenge also.
I started with a Soft Stone gray card base(PTI). I heat embossed the charcoal gray circles from the Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots in clear detail powder. Then using the Arteza Real Brush pens and a water brush, I filled in the circles. Drying the card stock between circles to control the warping. I don't like to watercolor on regular cardstock it kind of fuzzes up. So after it was dry I lightly sanded the surface smooth. I then stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink Scripted set in the same charcoal gray and heat embossed it in clear detail powder also. Finally I mounted it with foam tape to the card front.

I followed the outside right row of the Tic-Tac-Toe.

The inspiration photo was used for my palette.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


  1. Those colours are certainly spectacular and I love your funky use of them. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. oooh! I like those dreamy colours to your circles Sue. A super pretty take on our sketch at Less is More and thanks for joining us.

  3. Very nice. The water coloring turned out beautifully. I also like the grey embossing.

  4. Beautiful watercolour circles ! Love those colours blending, they remind me silk painting. Fabulous ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  5. Oh wow Sue, I love everything about this - fabulous use of those stamps and brilliant colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  6. Great card! love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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