It also lends itself to lots of watercolouring possibilties. The challenge over at SUO Challenges this week is just that - a watercolouring challenge.
I used some of our Watercolour paper for my card - it stands up to the moisture it gets from the Aqua Painter and has just such a lovely texture.
I used the new In-Colours for my card - Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig with a touch of Lemon and Lime Twist - well I had to get it in there somehow.
To start off your watercolouring - make sure you wet your paper first - this allows the ink to blend and merge together. I say this because I forgot to do this. It still works out ok but not quite as blended as it would have been had I wet the paper first. Do as I say not as I do as the old saying goes lol! You can leave your paper to dry or use a heat tool to speed it up a bit if you are as impatient as me.
Our ink pads are great for watercolouring - before you open the pad squeeze it gently and when you open it you will have a little pool of ink - this becomes your container for your ink palette.
Once your background is dry you can then ink on however you choose. I stamped the stem but cut out the flowers from the thinlets. The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Fig. The little dots of blossom are actually from Daisy Delight, another new set.
The paper was then added to Basic Black cardstock which shows off all the colours wonderfully. A sprinkling of Glitter Embossed dots makes the card sparkle, as does the Wink of Stella on the flowers.
Here's the same technique using different colours - the new Lemon and Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and a touch of Daffodil Delight and the leaves from the same set.
I hope you have a go at watercolouring - leave me a message if you do and I'll pop along and have a look.