Saturday, 10 August 2013

Watercolour in the Rain


Here's my attempt at the 'smackin acetate' technique, as demonstrated on Technique Time Tuesday .

I used 3 colours of Marvy brush markers, a heart punch, textured pearlescent paper , lilac gems and a Magenta tree stamp.

 I stamped the tree twice - first in green and then in black, just offset from the first stamping. I did this because I wanted to keep a soft watercolour look - slightly blurred, like looking out a rain-streaked window. Please don't confuse this effect with my usual, accidental blurred effect!!!

As well as Technique Time Tuesday, I'd also like to enter:
One Stop Challenge Pastel colours
Addicted to Stamps Make your mark
Divas by Design Bingo - gems, punches, buttons    

15 comments:

inkedx2 said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the soft colors you used. So glad you played with us this week at TTT!

Robbie

Beryl said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love your take on the Smackin Acetate method. Great colours and stamps. Like the crinkly bp too.
Beryl xx

Pia S said...

The shadows you've given to the trees by stamping twice using different colored inks really have a great effect. Such a soft and delicate card, I really like it!

Ellen said...

These soft colors are so pretty! I love the little pearls in the trees too! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Mynnette said...

Marina, this is beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous textured panel and I adore the tree stamp you used over the colored background!!! Thanks for joining us at TTT! :)

chrissies said...

Such a pretty card Marina with beautiful colours

Love Chrissie x

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! I really want to try that technique too. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

sandie said...

Marina, this is fabulous, I love the double inking of the trees and the soft watercolours using this technique. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Shana Gaff said...

I love how you used the Smackin' Acetate Technique to back your trees. It looks beautiful! Thanks for playing at TTT and ATSM! :)

Julie Fields said...

Beautiful sunny background for the trees! The added accents really spotlight the technique! Thanks you for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Michelle said...

Ooh I love this card, the colours are so pretty and soft. Great technique as well x x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely technique...thanks for joining the bingo challenge at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Louise van Vuren said...

What a pretty card. Great use of the Smackin' acetate technique to give a delicate background for your funky trees. Thanks for playing along with us at TTT this month

LOuise xx

Karen said...

What a pretty card. I love the soft colors and it does look like you are looking out a rain streaked window. Great job with the technique and so glad you shared with us at TTT. -Karen, DT

Katy said...

This is just gorgeous! Great job on the smackin' acetate! It looks so pretty behind the trees-and the little pearls in the trees are awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)