Hi there! Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day this time around? I have, and I have the goal of participating for the full thirty days… which has not been the easiest this time around, let me tell ya. But one of my favorite results of this challenge, apart from the relaxation I get from allowing myself the time to just sit and color for fun, is that I get to have a bunch of watercolor pieces and panels ready to be easily made into finished cards! Case in point: this fiesta colored watercolor panel. I posted it on Instagram a few days ago with the #thedailymarker30day hashtag, then found a few minutes yesterday morning to turn it into a full card!
To start, I heat embossed portions of the pretty flowers from the new You Are Here set from Concord and 9th. These flowers are so much fun… such a graphic, stylized feel, and so, so pretty. I am not huge on hearts outside of Valentine’s Day, so I decided to simply heat emboss portions of the flowers along the edge of my watercolor card stock panel using Platinum embossing powder. I have some other plans for these pretty blooms, but those are just going to have to wait for another day. 😉 I watercolored them using my Zig markers in shades of shocking pink, light orange, and buttery yellow (my “fiesta” combo!), adding a pale gray wash to the background to really allow those happy colors to pop.
Now, I had just spent all of that time watercoloring my pretty flowers, so I couldn’t bear to cover them up or cut into them… taking as much time as I do to watercolor makes me more pleased with the overall results, but far more difficult to actually use them in a card that might get thrown away… So I simply cut a rectangle of vellum, heat embossed a greeting, again from You Are Here, using Platinum embossing powder.
Once I had sneakily added some liquid adhesive behind some of the thicker areas of embossing, I wrapped some natural jute twine around the watercolor panel a few times and adhered it down with some Multi Medium Matte. This helps keep the vellum from flapping about. I also added a tiny heart die cut that I covered in orange Stickles to accent the vellum and provide another little spot for adhesive to hide. 😉
Well, that’s it for this project! Fairly simple after the marathon watercoloring session. Some things are worth taking the time. 🙂 I hope you’re playing along with the challenge… it’s so relaxing! If you want to follow me on Instagram, I’m @eamidgett. 🙂 Have a marvelous day, friends!