Tuesday 27 May 2014

Happy Hexies ...

I think I'll describe this card as "a happy accident" because it is nothing like what I set out to create but it seems to work.  

I started by trying to use a technique that I learnt about on the online Watercolor course (onlinecardcourses.com) which involved embossing a background stamp and then using watercolours to selectively colour small sections.  I got off to a good start - stamping with versamark and then heat embossing with white embossing powder.  I selected three blues and a turquoise paint and started to fill in the hexagons.  All was going well until I dropped the brush and splattered the whole piece and then in a childish tantrum I painted over the piece with more water and left it to the side!!   The happy surprise for me was finding it the next day - having dried out it has proved to be quite a pretty background.

The sentiment is white embossed on vellum
I used

IndigoBlu Honeycomb Background stamp
Uniko Studio - sentiment from Pure Florals: Gerbera
Windsor and Newton Watercolours

The card is based on the sketch at STAMPlorations



  1. Love the subtle colouring on your happy accident! Thanks for playing along with us again at STAMPlorations!

  2. I think your accident turn out great dear Elaine...thanks for visiting me back and I wanna say I love the result of your painting design paper...nice colors and nice using the sketch...at my last card also I had have accident..my finger was dirty with ink and it came to my white paper...if you see my last post..you can read what I did to covered the accident LOL...have a nice thursday Elaine..I am your new follower..hope you like to back to my blog again...and we can be a blogland friend...hugs, Monika


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