I made some cards with these lovely watercolour backgrounds and I liked them so much that I made one in A4 size to hang on the wall.
The background is made by sprinkling some Brusho powders in blue and yellow onto the watercolour paper and then spritzing with water and they sort of spread out and blend - the more water the more they spread out. Then you can mop up a little with kitchen towel or dry naturally or with a heat gun.
I use the paper towel method!
Then when dry I used my sewing machine to sew in black onto black card in A4 size I glued the middle of the watercolour paper first onto the card so it will stay in one place but not the edges as they may make the sewing needle sticky. Every now and again I switched the sewing needle to zigzag - you need to ensure your sewing needle is raised above the paper when you do this as the change to zigzag can move the needle and may rip your paper.
Then I cut two of the butterfly images using the dies from stampin up called 'Butterfly Beauty Thinlit Dies' There are lots of dies in this set but it is dominated with two large dies that create the background (seen above in lime green card) and the foreground (in black card). I glued the dies onto each other with tomboy glue taking care to glue the fatter parts of the image and then mounted them onto the watercolour background using the dimensionals again in the fatter parts of the images so they don't show through, cutting some dimensionals in half to make them a bit thinner.
I hope you like this look. It is very pretty and I have made some cards using the dies and the stamp set that matches which I will showcase over this next week.
My blogging is a little bit unreliable at the moment as I am in between internet providers awaiting a BT line to be connected on 13th March !! so just using a temporary 24hour internet about once a week.
I have had a lot of fun last week going to Unravel knitting show and The knitting and Stitching Show in Olympia and I am going to start some knitting and crochet beginner classes for April.
In the meantime check out my classes on my classes page on this blog. The Stamparatus class is now going past the date to order the items in time for the class and the Big Shot classes are now full so there is still the envelope punchboard class available if you would like to come along.