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Watercolour Backgrounds! – April Watercolour Challenge

Happy Weekend!

It’s Shabneez here with some inspiration for the April Watercolour Challenge, which I hope you’ll join in with!  I decided to use the liquid watercolours for backgrounds on my cards and these are just a selection that I came up with as it’s rather addicitive and lots of fun!


First up I used Soulmate, Autumn Blaze and Lemon Tart.  I used water colour paper for all my creations and taped them down on my table before I wet the paper with my brush then added drops of colour, using a brush to move the colours around.

Watercolour Backgrounds! - April Watercolour Challenge 1

Once the paint was dry I heat embossed the Beautiful Blooms Border stamp in black and you can see the beautiful sheen on the card.  I added a sentiment after matting on to a black background.

Next up, I used a small part of the background I created with Lemon Tart, Evergreen and Poolside behind the die cut butterflies and to die cut the happy. 

Watercolour Backgrounds! - April Watercolour Challenge 2

I dry embossed the background of the card with a stencil to give it a little more texture.

For my final card I used the entire background created using Grape Jelly, Ripe Plums and Pool Side. 

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I added a die cut dandelion together with a heat embossed sentiment – simple but effective.

I hope this post has inspired you to use your watercolours to create backgrounds – it really is very addictive!

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Products Used:
Everything else from my stash

CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Beautiful Bloom Border

CrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Grape JellyCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Ripe PlumsCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - PoolsideCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - SoulmateCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Autumn Blazelemon-tart-craftangles-liquid-watercolour-800x800-6755467CrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - EvergreenCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Paisley Background


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