So here is the first one with a die cut sentiment made using “Here For You wafer die ” also by Simon Says Stamps. I love it!
I’ll come back with more of the Cosmos background on Sunday as I’ll be the Special Guest at Simon Says StampBlog ! I love the card I made for them so please come back on Sunday to have a look and let me know what do you think!
Cosmos in Spanish means “Universe” so I was wondering why the stamp is called that way lol – Silly me… Cosmos is a flower, La flor de cosmos, Mirasol or Girasol Purpura in Spanish.
I’m completely ignorant when talking about flowers and I just went ahead adding colours to all my panels before looking online the real thing. The cosmos flower is purple!!! Nooooo
Anyway… I enjoyed the process of colouring this panel using the new Nuvo watercolour pencils just launched a few days ago here in Britain.
After finishing my card I decided to grab a draft sheet and I filmed a video to show you how I added colour to this panel so in case you want to have a look it is available now in my Youtube channel here! or below…
My video is not a tutorial by any means as I’m not an expert watercolourist. I just have a minimum knowledge of colouring techniques so that I’m able to add colours to my cards or to any other papercraft project.
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If you ask me what is my greatest tip when colouring, I would probably say that it is essential to be at peace. I play on some uplifting music ( I love Spanish Guitar, Jazz, Chillout and wedding songs :), I grab a cuppa, turn the heating on and I found the experience relaxing and soothing.
Sometimes ( most of them) I don’t care about where to put shadows and lights in the scenes. I don’t even mind adding colours to the background… I just love spreading the watercolour pigments all over and transform a blank piece of paper into a handmade card and I try to make it as pretty as I can.
I stamped the 5-1/2″ image from Cosmos Background Stamp on a 6″x6″ inches piece of 300 grams watercolour paper.
I used the Tim Holtz Platform and Anquique Linen Distress Ink. I allowed the ink to dry as I didn’t want it to mix with the washes of colour.
I apply colour directly from the pencils on “dry” watercolour paper, I diluted it and spread it with a Nuvo Aqua Brush fine tip. I use very little water. I allow the watercolour washes to dry between applications.
I embellished with Neat and Tangled sequins and Tonic Rose Water Nuvo drops ( when they dry they are clear. I took the picture when the drops were still fresh).
That’s all for today! I hope you like this card, the products and the video. 🙂