Happy Wednesday! I had a few moments this evening to get crafty! I decided to play along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge. This week's challenge is about Artsy Watercolor backgrounds. While watercolor stuff is all the rage right now, I find that when I try watercoloring, there is a fine line between artsy and a hot mess. I was determined not to let this challenge get the best of me. I am not sure how I feel about this card, but it was the best of my four attempts. I decided this was as good as it was going to get. LOL!
I decided to use the Happy Hydrangea set and the Shakers and Sprinkles heart dies. I think I will gravitate toward these dies a lot because I just love them and because of their size. At first I mounted the background on a rustic white base, but felt it needed just a tiny pop of color. I ended up adding a narrow strip of the new leaf card stock and it gave it just a little something to keep it from looking too drab. While there are several colors used, the watercolor look seemed to lighten the intensity of the hues to me so more color was needed. I love my heart within a heart look with the heart dies. I popped the center one up on two layers of dimensional tape to create even more depth.
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