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Extending a watercolored background. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2016/02/extending-a-watercolored-background/

This Floral Frame from Avery Elle just shouted out to me to be watercolored! I decided on white heat embossing for a light look but wanted to make sure there was plenty of color too so for me the best way to do this is extending a watercolored background around the image.

To start I stamped the Floral Frame on Arches watercolor card with Versamark ink and white heat embossed before watercoloring the flowers and berries with light layers of watercolors from Schmincke, Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton.

Extending a watercolored background. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2016/02/extending-a-watercolored-background/

Once I’d colored the image I then added a wash of clear water around the image and dribbling down the panel. To this wash I dotted in watercolors in the colors that I just used to paint the flowers and your eye determines there are more flowers, leaves and berries than there actually are.

Extending a watercolored background. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2016/02/extending-a-watercolored-background/

I kept the dots of extra color light because, well you know me, I love the softer tones LOL. When dry I cut the panel with a Stitched Rectangle and then used my new favorite gold embossing powder, Antique Gold, to heat emboss the thank you sentiment from the set. I then mounted the panel on a Fog card base and added a few sequins to finish.

I will be back tomorrow with the start of the Clearly Besotted sneak peeks. Here’s a little teaser, I hope you will call by tomorrow to see the card in full :D

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