Because of my love of blues, my first inspiration had to be THIS.
I used the Altenew Watercolor Wonders Set, with Distress Inks ...
... Blooms : Blueprint sketch, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
... Leaves : Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire.
Had such a ball playing with the inks & spritzing, I had to try another colour combination. This time I chose THIS ONE which out of my normal comfort zone of bright colours.
The Distress inks were ...
... Blooms : Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet
... Leaves : Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint.
It's almost impossible to go wrong with the watercolour effect. So I thought it would be a wonderful activity for our 20th Anniversary Weekend for our Book Club. I'll take some cards, but I think we could all do with a bookmark as a memento of the weekend. So I typed up the Mark Twain quote, and cut into bookmarks. I'll be taking some May Arts Silk ribbon which is brilliant for dyeing with your Distress Inks so that it matches the colours of your card/bookmark. I can't wait to see the different colour combinations that come up.
Oh happy day indeed!
I will also enter this to the CAS Watercolour Challenge : Flowers