Not letting go of summer yet!

Thank you for stopping by, I can't let summer go quite yet! I am finally able to share these cute cards before it's too cold to see roses outside!

 I love watercolor and thought that this challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is a great way to share a Penny Black brushstroke stamp with Liquid Pearls.

This card was simple enough to make, it used a pink, light and dark green Tombow marker. If you are looking for a good tutorial on how to make this card, This Youtube video for PB&J is a good one!

My designer tip: adding a bit of negative painting (painting around the flower) makes it look watercolored, and helps the flower to pop. to get this look, add a wash of green pigment, so lots of water, 90/10 water/pigment ratio.

Once you are finished with painting around the flower and it's dry, add the liquid pearls to define some lines so the flower can pop even more. Since this is a one layer card any extra pop can really add to the card!

Then mounted this card onto some green textured patterned paper!

This card was very similar, I figured if I had all my supplies out I might as well make another one for a friend!  instead of using a green watercolor wash, I used a yellow wash which adds to the cheerfulness of the card. Then I added dots of liquid pearls to the flower. 

Materials used:
4x5.25 300 lb watercolor paper
Penny Black  Dancing Daisies and Lustrous stamp
Tombow light and dark green, brown, and pink markers
Yellow and green watercolor with one brush with just water on it, and the other with pigment on it. 
Potting soil archival ink
Green pattern paper

I am also entering these cards into the Penny Black and more challenge.