Saturday, April 13, 2013

Watercolor Wheat Ombre

I'm still focusing on blue skies and thinking happy thoughts to melt the snow away. We are in a drought, so I'm focusing on the earth absorbing the much needed moisture and not the snow on my toes. We are having a Spring/Pastels Colors challenge this week over at One Stop Crafts Card Challenge. Think peaceful pastels and come create with us!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
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I seldom play with watercolors, but I fell in love with the technique again. Ombre is a hot trend and water-coloring lends perfectly to it. I watercolored the blue background and stamped over it once the paper was dry. I used Liquid Pearls for an added pop to my wheat grass.
I made the card for a special man in my life going through a challenge time. I just wanted to let him know I'm thinking of him and holding him close in love and prayer.
One Stop Craft Card Challenge #224 ~ Pastels
JUGS Technique Challenge #184 ~ Ombre

Blue skies indicate spring showers and the image shows the new growth.
Flashback to my youth. I spent hours playing with wood pattern blocks.

Ins and Outs ~ Watercolor Wheat Ombre
Stamps: One of a Kind (Technique Tuesday); Sincere Sentiment (Stampendous)
Paper: Watercolor Paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Archival Black; Watercolor Pencil
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Harlequin Die; Liquid Pearls (Copper, White, Baby Blue


  1. Wow this is so beautiful. Love the watercolor look. going to become a follower. Your cards are wonderful!

  2. Congrats on such a great card! I really love the use of liquid pearls on the wheat. From here, the wheat looks real. So pretty with the watercolor blue, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  3. Fun use of this technique with diamonds! very trendy! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  4. Beautifully done. Love the diamonds. Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

  5. What a great technique. I am going to have to give it a try! Thank you for playing with us at AUD Sentiments.

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  7. Great card Cat! LOVE the colors. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)


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