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Fri 31

Watercolor Birthday Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends!

Any Summer birthdays to celebrate?  Today let's break out the watercolors, Peerless Watercolors, available from Birch Press Designs, and a few really cool Memory Box dies.

Watercolor Birthday Wishes-Jenny Griffiths

Personally, I love these watercolors.  They are color intense, long lasting and easy to access.  I arranged mine in a notebook with color swatches inside the plastic sleeves but the actual watercolor laden paper on the outside of the plastic.  You can get the urge to watercolor and be creating in just a few seconds--just add a brush and water.
Peerless Colors-J Griffiths
Once you get started, it's hard to stop---this is one of many backgrounds made during a brief crafty session.

Watercolor base-J Griffiths

 In order to get an accurate arch I employed a nearby flower pot saucer--it had the basic curve I was looking for.  I set the saucer on the paper and adhered the individual die cut letters, following the curve--easy!

Curve aid-J Griffiths

 A little watercoloring on the butterfly background and some essential sequins finished this cheerful, Summer-y card.  Makes you think of rainbow sherbet doesn't it?

Watercolor Birthday Wishes-Jenny Griffiths

Watercolor Birthday detail-J Griffiths

 If you have a Summer birthday, this one's for you!--hope you have a very happy birthday.

Happy Friday!



So beautiful! Love your card!

Very pretty, Jenny. Love the watercolors you used!

Love your tip on getting an accurate placement of the happy!!

Pretty colors - great use of Peerless!

Love the card. Thanks for all the tips.

Great idea of how to store the peerless watercolor papers! What do you use to attach them to the front of the plastic sleeve? Thank you so much and beautiful card!

Thank you Jacky, I use double sided tape to attach the watercolor papers to the front of the plastic sleeves--works great! Hope you try the Peerless water colors!

Thank you! Water colors are my new favorite medium.

Thank you Debbie, these colors remind me of rainbow sherbet---nice and cool for summer!

Thanks Connie, the flower pot saucer was the closest thing at hand--you never know what really goes into making a cards sometimes, right?

Thanks Jean, I love the Peerless colors AND your new Look Book! Every page is a delight!

Thanks Alison, Hope the tips help--sometimes they are just what a card maker needs. Happy crafting!

Thank you! My watercolors arrived today!

really pretty good looking watercolor birthday wishes, so cute color combination...

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