Saturday, 30 September 2017

Watercolour scribbles...

Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Despite the forecast for heavy rain this morning the sun is shining and it is a lovely autumn day here.

I love watercolour and for these creations I have used some really earthy watercolour tones of brown and grey. 

scribble watercolour 3 

They are all made using some scrunched up paper to use as a kind of dabber to apply the watercolour. This has resulted in a mix up of the colours and this mottled effect.

scribble watercolour 1

The really fun part was adding some intuitive calligraphy. Although my hand writing is not good at least I can do this kind of random scribble.

The flowers are by Hobbycraft and sentiment by Stampin Up. I love the grungey look combined with the pretty white  flowers.

scribble watercolour 5 

For the scribble I used black India ink. I love this medium. It reacts differently to ordinary watercolour and is perfect for calligraphy. I love it because it stays a true black when dry.

scribble watercolour 7

I extended the watercolour right round the card...

scribble watercolour 8

 I shall be entering my card into this week's Less Is More challenge called # 348 Watercolour. 

I'm still in the process of tweaking my new blog so please bear with me. In the meantime
I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! 

Eleanor xx


  1. love the effect of the India Ink on card stock with the scribbles. Now I'm off to find some India Ink :)

  2. Wow! These cards sure have a dramatic impact Eleanor. Your arty use of the watercolour is so striking (must try that technique myself soon) and your calligraphy is incredible. Those swirling and looping lines really complement the water colours. Love how you continued it around the back for the card for a truly professional look. Thanks for joining us at Less is More xx

  3. Love this artistic card! Amazing! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Your card definitely has the wow factor, Eleanor. What an interesting watercolour technique. It gives such amazing texture. And so fun how you continued it to the backside. Beautiful calligraphy work too... something I would love to try one day. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina xx