Wednesday, 21 February 2018

2018 #3 Watercolours: Tracy's Flowers with ETS {by Claire Snowdon}

2018 Topic 3: Watercolour


Bold contrasts come naturally with these new stamps from Tracy Scott. Claire has highlighted this perfectly with ecoline watercolour pens and great use of white space. There are some awesome watercolour markers/ brush-pens out there as a wonderful alternative to pans, tubes and traditional watercolour methods, and many wonderful ways to work with the markers too! 

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you a clean and simple style card I created using my Ecoline Watercolour pens along with some lovely new Tracy Scott stamps!

I love using my Ecoline pens to watercolour with as they are so highly pigmented and easy to use - they give a great finish.


I really enjoy creating cards in a simple and clean format as a direct contrast from my art journalling pages - Tracy's flower stamps are so bold and striking they make quite a focal point.


By using masks whilst stamping the flowers and leaves I was able to create a sense of depth on my card - I chose to enhance this by using foam pads to raise the flowers up from the background.  All the flowers and leaves on this card are from the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ Tracy Scott stamp series: Plate ETS16, and the cute little border stamp from ETS14.  (stockists listed here)






The quote I used is from a Paperartsy Eclectica Alison Bomber stamp plate - EAB01 (stockists listed here)



The fab little funky border stamp was the perfect way to add an edge to the bottom of my card.....I gave it a very gentle wash of colour so as not to detract from my main focal point above.


You don't have to be an amazing watercolourist to create some lovely flowers - this card uses only five watercolour pens.  And if flowers don't float your boat there are lots of other lovely new Tracy stamps which would look fab in a watercolour style too.

Thanks for visiting today,
Claire

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10 comments:

Helen said...

wow, Claire, what a fabulous card!

heARTistry said...

STUNNING Claire. Love it ❤️❤️❤️
Tracy
Xx

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful card.

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful Claire. Love the composition and a great idea to use pens. Xx

Miriam said...

This is stunning Claire.... Lovely and bright but quite clean and elegant.

Trish said...

This is such a beautiful card, so effective. Love it!

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

How gorgeous, Claire, beautiful bold flowers and shading and a perfect quote,

Lucy x

rachel said...

stunning - and such vibrant colours too! Hugs rachel x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous card! Love those super bright colours!

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