Saturday 30 September 2017


It's lucky dip week at the Less is More blog and the pick is watercolor.
For my card I first diecut the sloping hill from a panel, it's slightly shorter than our metric card size, so  I chopped the cardbase as well. I then Stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and set it aside to dry.

For the sky I used Talens ecoline, a fluid watercolor in all sorts of blue tones and a few layers, heat setting in between. I then splattered Ranger distress spray brushed Pewter and Dylusions spray white linen, also heat setting in between. I also wanted to splatter the white ecoline as it's more opaque, but I can't get the jar open this morning, just yet (reuma is not fun)...
Stuck the watercolor strip down with double sided (carpet) adhesive as I couldn't find the Elizabeth Crafts one and I stumbled upon this one haha...It's super tacky and well I don't really like it, but it works for these thing very well, just don't try to reposition anything ;-)

I mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered in on top.
I thought about adding some enamel dots, but I didn't like them at all, weirdly or randomly positioned around the sentiment...made no sense lol I think it's too early in the morning and I'm still cranky haha

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  1. What a stunning design! I love your watercolored sky, it looks so vivid and the splatters where a great idea. All that white space below your die cut... So beautiful! I'm glad you didn't add any drops or anything, this looks perfect as it is! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  2. Blue is my favourite colour and that bright royal blue is my favourite shade of it. Great job creating a bold vibrant AI-like looking sky with watercolours! Love this simple diecut scene. Beautiful card, Maaike. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina :)

  3. This is lovely, so clean, crisp and elegant


  4. Ooooh! What a fantastic scene Maaike, and loads of perfect CAS white space and stunning die-cuts. I'm loving your inky watercoloured background sky and thanks for sharing the step by step guide to creating it. It was definitely worth all the effort. A beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at Less is More the is week

  5. What a beautiful scene! love the shade of blue you have used x

  6. Mooi dat blauw en een hele gave kerstkaart! Groetjes, Gerrina

  7. Love your beautiful winter scene ! Your blue sky is just stunning and I love this contrast with all the white space. A very gorgeous CAS card. Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  8. Beautiful CAS card, Cathy x

  9. Oooh look at all that lovely snowy white space. Fabulously CAS and I love how your design is kept to the top third.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x