Watercolor Lines

Hi friends!  I'm up on the Viva la Verve blog today with a recap of Jen's VLV July Week 5 sketch. My VLV coffee card on Friday was filled to the brim, so I took a more relaxed simplified take on the sketch for today's card.

For my birthday, I got some of the Zig Clean Color Brush markers, so decided to take them for a spin. I pulled out my trusty ruler and started by drawing lines with a light turquoise marker, then went over the second half with a darker shade. I pulled out a water brush and then went over the lines for a fun watercolor background.

Next I had to try a technique I saw Kylie use for the glitter splatter. I dropped a bit of glue on a craft sheet, then added water to it and splattered on my water colored background. Then I added the latte colored glitter. The floral image from Floral Notes is stamped onto a stitched circle die cut and I water colored with the clean color markers.  I added a bit of glitter to match to the flower centers, then rounded a sentiment from Small Phrases to add to my circle. This piece is matted with black and then I tucked a bit of iridescent cording behind for some pizzazz.

That's all for today! I'll be back tomorrow with our August Diva Inspirations Hop and challenge!

VLV July Week 5 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Floral Notes, Small Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: distress watercolor paper (Tim Holtz), basic black (SU!), white
Ink: black archival (Ranger), Kuretake Clean Color Brush Markers (Zig)
Accessories: classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), stitched circles stax (MFT), glitter (Glitter Ritz), water brush, glue


  1. Oh Julee!!! These watercolor stripes are divine! I cannot wait to make me some!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And glitter splashes - yes! So much coolness in this one card!

  2. So pretty. The watercolor stipres make a great background. Love it.

  3. Julee, A brilliant idea with that already awesome sketch! Really a wonderful job! In awe!

  4. Love how you water cloured the lines! Great take on the sketch.

  5. Loving that watercolored background...what a neat technique, Julee! The glitter splashes are just perfect!!!

  6. Beautiful card, Juliee! Love the watercolored background you created! I just got a few of those markers and need to take them for a spin too!


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