Playing with watercolors

Here is a little story:

Last Sunday morning as I was driving to my weekend class, I found the Highway to be blocked. I didn’t know an alternative route, and my phone battery was too low for navigation. I could have just come back home, but instead I went to Michaels! I must admit, I did feel a little guilty going there, but I tried to override the guilt by telling myself that I haven’t been to Michaels in a while! šŸ™‚

Anyways, I purchased a water color paint palette that I have been thinking about for some time, and a couple of other things…there are always those couple of other things!

Since I bought the palette, I couldn’t wait to have some fun with watercolors! Here is the card that I made on the same day:

water color background

I applied water with a brush on the water color paper before applying the paint. I played around for some time and then left it to dry. Unfortunately, the water puddled in the bottom center and made that undesirable circular blotch of color. Next time I will check in between before it dries completely.

While it was drying I had a little conversation with my 2.5 year old daughter, during which she told me that her favorite color was purple, that is, after I told her that she had to choose one color for a favorite color. We also talked about making the color scheme of her future room dark chocolate, gold and purple (I am not kidding!). So when I went back to finish the card, I had that conversation in mind, which explains my choice of sentiment and color combination šŸ™‚


I am entering this to Virginia’s View challenge #1. Have you checked it out yet? It’s a brand new challenge blog!


11 responses

  1. I love your card and I don’t there is anything wrong with the puddle at the bottom, to me it’s the way is was suppose to go. Nice work and a great investment on the watercolors.

  2. Nothing better than a side trip to M’s to pass the time away! They are so smart dangling those 40% off coupons in front of us for the last decade … there are always “the others” as you said. Really love the look on this one, you must have been so happy when it turned out. Love that your conversation inspired the color combo!

  3. The card is so pretty šŸ™‚ and your conversation with Fatimah is hilarious šŸ˜€ :D. is she seriously going to get her own room painted in those colors? I didn’t even know fatimah knew the colors dark chocolate and gold (unless maybe that was your input). I wonder how long purple will remain her favorite color…let me know because I might give her something purple when she’s already switched to something else…:)

  4. Guilt?? Never heard of it….. obviously you are using it so therefore you *needed* it lol. And I’m so glad you did, this is such a sweet card and as for a chocolate, gold and purple room, why not!

  5. TFS both your gorgeous watercolor cards and your sweet story. I LOVED your watercolored backgrounds and the embellishments on your CSC #180. Have a beautiful day. Nancy

  6. SO glad that you made a trip to Michael’s! Lucky for us to see this gorgeous water-coloring card (have you checked the new V. V. Challenge in my blog? wink!)! Love your story about your little one! Too cute!

  7. I don’t see anything undesirable about this lovely creation, Tasnim! Who knew that plain stamping over a watercolor background could be so stunning?

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