Hey everyone!

Today I’m sharing the card that I’ve prepared for my monthly post over at the Neat & Tangled blog using the My Favorite stamp set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

I’ve been wanting to play around with watercolouring techniques and went for one of the more easier ones to start with – basically stamping your chosen image with Versamark and heat embossing with clear or white embossing powder, then painting with watercolour! Easy peasy!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

The heat embossed area resists the watercolouring leaving you with a kind of patchwork effect, which I didn’t mind for my first attempt ;-). You’ll see that I only partially stamped the image so that I could overlay a heart shaped aperture over the watercolouring – I added some letter stickers to complete the sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

I also stamped the little arrows from the same set around the sentiment to complete the card! Not a sequin or gemstone in sight, which is pretty restrained for me!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

These handwritten style sentiments are fabulous because you can do all sorts of techniques, including partially stamping them if you want to combine with other techniques – I think if I wanted to go further with this card, I could turn it into a shaker card…just a thought 😉

Thanks for stopping by.

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