Doilies and Watercolor


I had a Make-it-work-moment when I made this card. I saw this technique on Piterest using a doilie as a mask making pretty patterns. Well, I was a bit underwhelmed by the results of my first try. But when the doilies dried they looked super pretty! I used the doilies to cover up the failed background and was happy as a clam. Don't know why a clam should be happier than other creatures but I guess they are. Well, to make a long story shorter, I was super happy with the soft color of this card. I love all the pastel tones I see around the web but for some reason my cards gets a lot brighter and more saturated. I actually used the papers from the Stitched collection by Amy Tan as a guide for what watercolors I would use. Why don't I do that more often. I always color everything first, and then try to find papers that match, which I never do and end up using no patterned papers instead. Will do this again. Also, it would look amazing with one of those gold doilies layered here. Just sayin. 

This is my post for DESIGN in PAPERS for this week. Having a lot of fun with the Stitched Collection. There will probably be more :) Thanks for stopping by!

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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