June 4, 2019

MFT & Friends * June Release

Yay! It's release day at My Favorite Things! You don't have to wait any longer... all the new goodies are in store now.

I can't stop playing with my watercolors and I'm always looking for fun watercolor backgrounds to combine with cute critters.



A while ago, I saw this card by Olga Matyushevskaya on Instagram and loved it a lot. It inspired me to make a watercolor stripe background. I simply painted some stripes with a flat brush, let them dry and added some lighter stripes by adding more water to the same blue color.

My cute little fishes are colored with Faber Castell Watercolor Markers using the no-line coloring technique. I used rainbow colors because they are just so much fun, right? I die cut my watercolor panel using the wonky stitched rectangle die. I felt like the wonky lines look a bit like waves and would go well with the underwater theme. To add a little interest, I added some bubbles using some dye ink.



Now hop over to the MFT Blog! We have some friends over to join us for this release day and the Design Team is rocking this inspiration week too. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a colorful day,
Nicole

36 comments:

  1. The swipes of blue for the sea is such a cool idea. You are so clever.

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  2. Beautiful card! I love your background!

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  3. I love the cool background, such a pretty card!

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  4. so sweet - love the background:)

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  5. Great coloring and I especially love your watercolored background :-)

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  6. Love the no line watercoloring; such a pretty look. Especially when you do it so well. Love this pretty card.

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  7. I love the swipes of color for the background and splatter! Great coloring too!

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  8. I love the swoosh of color you used behind these cute critters

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  9. Oh my! What adorable card! Stunning colors!!!

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  10. I love how you did the background on this super cute card. The ocean critters are so fun!

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  11. I'm impressed with how soft this whole card feels even though it's also a lovely bright rainbow. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card with us!

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  12. Love your card design. Those swipes of colour are fabulous!

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  13. I love the way the creatures are coloured!

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  14. And I deeply love this card - the watercolor striped background is perfect, really sets off your super cute ocean critters!

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  15. Such Fun! Love the watercolored images.

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  16. Beautiful background and fun sea critters!

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  17. Great card! Love the watercolor background you made. Beautiful!

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  18. How adorable!!! Love the fabulous water colored background!

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  19. So cute! I love the stripes in the background! Wonderful job Nicole!

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  20. What a fun card! Now what inspired you made you an inspiration for others.

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  21. Super sweet and fun card! Adorable sea creatures and awesome background.

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  22. Darling card! Love these fun fish and the simple background you created for the scene!

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  23. Great card! Love your watercoloring - perfect medium for the subject matter! Very cute.

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  24. Love how you did this background! It's refreshingly different!

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  25. I love the swipes of blue in the background-very cool way to add dimension!

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  26. So cute with the striped background.

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  27. Awesome use of watercolour to mimic waves...fabulous card design.

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  28. Fantastic card! Such a fun background!

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