Welcome to Day 17 of my Sketchtember Challenge and today I’m watercolouring. This is one of my favourite techniques. Today is also the last day to get freebies with my ordering special.

My card has been inspired by the colour palette at the Colour Inkspirations Challenge #129

I watercoloured the bird using Basic Gray, Starry Sky and Mango Melody with the 2 smaller Water Painters. Then I fussy cut it and layered it onto a bird die cut from Basic Black Cardstock to create a shadow effect.

The Organic Beauty background die cut was matted onto a White card panel to which I added the stamped diagonal White panel across.

Between the top and bottom panels I added 3 strips of Cardstock (I used scrap pieces for this). This added depth and contrast while still keeping the tone-on-tone look. Around this I added the Silver Mesh Ribbon which I folded in half to fit on this narrow strip. I couldn’t go past those Basic Gray Matte Dots to intersperse with the silver embossing to add the finishing touch to this card.

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Looking forward to catching up with you tomorrow.

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