Spring has arrived. So far, our April weather has been glorious! Is it just me or are the redbud trees extra pretty this year?
Today, I'm participating in a Spring Craft Challenge with these lovely bloggers:
Watercolor paper was cut to greeting card size. Using a souvenir pressed penny from the Dallas Aquarium as a pattern, an oval was drawn with my yellow marker near the top center of the page. Outer bands of color were added in medium and dark pink. Using the same pressed penny, an oval was created in soft green, then filled in with yellow and outlined with grass green. A few flecks of grass green were added inside the oval for a little depth.
Water was brushed over the marker lines in hopes of blurring and merging the colors.
Out of curiosity, watercolors were used to create similar shapes. This particular watercolor set was purchased from Target.
Here are the three options I tried. Markers are on the left and watercolors are on the right. Which do you prefer?
Then I began to doodle.
Some felt more successful than others, but I really enjoyed the process. I mean, seriously, who can make just one greeting card at a time? Not me! ;-)
These will all be cut to size and framed with card stock. Inside I will add a handwritten note. I think my mother would prefer one of the pink flowers, or maybe the feather, but a final decision has not yet been made. Which one is your favorite?
Shall we see what my friends created?