Watercolor Card with the Compose Your Life Collection by Aga Baraniak

I recently shared a previous card using this fabulous collection of papers by Aga Baraniak. If you’d like to see that card, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

I also created this card with a video to take part in the SAVE THE CRAFTY YOUTUBER VIDEO HOP! YouTube recently changed its rules, making it harder for smaller YouTube channels like mine to be able to earn some money from their videos. In response, many “tubers” have teamed up to bring you some fun, crafty videos along with amazing prizes from our sponsors!

 

This card is very similar in style to the first one, but instead of using the pre-colored flowers, I used the blank ones and colored them in myself using my Zig Brush Markers.

Watercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga Baraniak

I began by coloring in the images using my Zigs, and then spreading the color with a water brush. I like to layer on my lightest color first, and then the darker colors where the shading would be. I worked in layers and dried each color before adding the next.

Then, after my images were all colored, I fussy cut them out and set them aside so I could build my card base. My card itself is very simple with just a kraft cardstock base and a white cardstock front panel. Both cardstocks are from CANVAS CORP BRANDS.

Watercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga Baraniak Watercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga Baraniak

After my card base was prepped, I adhered all my flower pieces to the very top, using both liquid glue and foam adhesive for a variety of heights. Then, to add just some simple interest to the card, I grabbed a purple hue of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and added some light splattering.

To finish the card with a sentiment, I added the “celebrate” from some Tim Holtz dies that I own. I cut it from black cardstock and adhered the tiny die cut using my Xyron sticker maker.

Watercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga BaraniakWatercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga Baraniak Watercolored card using the Compose Your Life paper collection by Aga Baraniak

Last but not least, I added some tiny diamond sequins from Nuvo to create some sparkly interest.

If you love these papers as much as I do, please visit the COMPOSE YOUR LIFE COLLECTION over in the Canvas Corp Brands shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa Park says:

    Thank you for sharing my first time watching the use of those zig brush markers!

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    1. Marie Nicole says:

      You’re welcome, Lisa! So glad you like the card. Zig markers are amazing!

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  2. Deborah Johnson says:

    Love this card! I’ve had zig watercolor brushes for months, you’ve encouraged me to give them a try!!!

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    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Glad you enjoy it! Those zigs are so fun, just a little practice and you’ll love them! 😄

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