June 17, 2013

SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKING WITH WATERCOLORS

It seems that watercolors are everywhere at the moment, and I couldn't be happier. I looove the look of them, and I think using them on my scrapbook pages adds so much. So here's a good way to start incorporating watercolors to your pages. Use them as an embellishment.
I use some inexpensive watercolor palettes that I bought at some local office supplies store. I couldn't believe it when I found a lovely pearly palette for 3 euros!


I colored some paper, without anything specific in mind, just putting the paint on, and seeing how the colors look and experimenting with them. After filling the whole page with color, I took a couple of punches and just punched the whole thing, paying attention that I punch out the best looking parts. It's a great way to start using watercolors on your page, because instead of coloring a whole background, and then worrying about messing it up, you can just use the areas you like.
And that's what I ended up with:


Here's my finished page:



I took that photo right after we put the flower pots on our balcony, and the journaling is just about how this is our first spring in our new house (the house is not new, but new to us). Last year we moved in in the middle of the summer, and had more important things to do (like finishing the kitchen and the bedrooms and the bathrooms...) than planting flowers. And while the work in the house is not completely finished, we had to get some flowers this spring. It just makes everything look prettier and homier (is that a word??).



 Everything is very simple here, I picked some of the punched out shapes and then added chipboard pieces from the Neutrals Trinket Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Thicker Phrases. Super simple. This is a great way to stretch your supplies, cardstock and watercolor paper are inexpensive. And as usual lately, I used some 6*6 papers from Crate Paper.
Thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Such a simple idea but so effective, love it.

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  2. this is so beautiful, love this, thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I will try this as soon as I can! Your layout looks amazing!

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  4. Very cool embellishments! Love all the white space in your layout with just the pop of color.

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  5. Loving your watercoloured accents! Beautiful layout!

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  6. Love how you used the watercolors and the extra little details you gave your page.

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  7. Love this idea for using watercolors - I have some and am totally intimidated by them. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So pretty, love the watercolors :)

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  9. Love this idea for watercolors! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. wonderful way to add your own colored paper, very cool

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