Back to sharing National Scrapbook Day layouts! The sixth challenge I did was the Watercolor Challenge
at Scrapbook.com. This was an unannounced bonus challenge that asked us to use a watercolored title word (or any other watercolor technique) on a page. I thought this would be easy for me, so I saved it for later in the day. It ended up being one of the hardest! I chose some photos and tried to make a watercolor brush title. I hated it. I tried again. Ugh. I used stencils to trace a title, then watercolored in the letters. Yuck. After an hour of failed attempts, I changed out my photos and went a totally different direction.
Here's my finished layout. I used watercolors in two different places - do you see them?
The letters started as bare chipboard. I painted them with blue watercolor. I used the same shade on plain cardstock, let that dry, then cut it to make journaling strips. I really like how this turned out. I just wish I hadn't wasted so much time to get there!
Well the end result is all that matters :) I loveeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!ReplyDelete
The end product came out VERY nice!! I really like this one!! :)ReplyDelete
It was worth it in the end -- this is beautiful!! Love the colors!! :)ReplyDelete
This came out so cute!! I am addicted to watercolors right now. However, not on my layouts. If I mess up a card, it is no big deal. If I mess up a layout, I cry!!ReplyDelete
I totally agree! Which is why all of my watercoloring was on things that I added to the layout (letters, journaling strips) instead of directly on it!Delete
Well, it turned out great! I'm not a neat crafter like you so I actually like the "messy" look of watercolour.ReplyDelete