For our challenge this week we have a Shades of Blue” colour challenge. I decided to work a little bit with watercolours (both Distress Markers and Derwent Inktense Pencils) I ended up with three variations. I used Dove with Branch & Doves with Bow by Pattie’s Creations Digital Images.
Card 1: I made the digi to fit the full size of my A2 card. I printed the Dove on a light weight watercolour paper. I pulled various Distress Markers from Gray to Dark blue. I coloured them on an acrylic block, added water, and painted the dove using an aquabrush. I finished the card by layering it on blue card stock, and added Peace die cut from PI.
Card 2: is a little more ethereal. I used my Derwent Pencils for this card. I started by lightly painting water (no colour) flowing from behind the dove. Next I touched my aquabrush to the pencil then blended the colours to the paper edges. I also added a little colour to the wings and bird’s body. While I added another Peace die cut from PI, I think this card would work well as a Sympathy card.
Card 3 I “painted” the complete background to resemble sky. Again I used Distress markers. I didn’t watercolour the ribbon bow – that was Distress marker straight on dry watercolour paper. I thought this card would make a great Wedding or Anniversary Card. I used three dies from Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four, A2 Tranquil Moments, and Gold Labels Thirty-Four. I added a blue ribbon to mimic the one the birds are holding.