Hello Beautiful (Watercolor & Flower Heart)

Monday, May 25, 2020

Hey everyone! I have a new layout to share with you today featuring the Floral Die Cuts from my Bloom Street collection and my favorite watercolors: Pastel Dreams! This is a layout that I've made many times before with my previous collections - what can I say?! You can't go wrong with watercolors and flowers in the shape of a heart!
Check out the process video to see how this layout came together from beginning-to-end:
I started by die cutting a Heart from a random gray colored cardstock and then used it as a template to trace with a pencil onto a white textured cardstock background. Then I pooled tons of water all around the heart. I didn't prep the background with gesso or anything to get this specific look with the watercolors. Next I dropped the Pastel Dreams watercolors into the pools of water in rainbow order and splashed the colors on top. I let the watercolors dry overnight since I used so much water. I could have sped the process up with a hair dryer, but then it wouldn't achieve these same results with the watercolors. In the morning the background was dry and I was ready to keep creating!
I grabbed a new package of Floral Die Cuts and placed the largest flowers around the heart first, spacing them pretty evenly apart. Then I added the medium sized flowers on top, followed by the smallest flowers. I took a picture with my phone to refer back to in case things got moved around. I adhered the flowers with thick foam squares to get lots of dimension and bent and folded the petals and leaves to get even more texture and interest.
Inside the heart I tucked a photo of Jane and then used the Puffy Vinyl Stickers to create the "hello beautiful" title with a green leaf sticker below. These stickers are very bendable so I shaped them to fit in the curve of this top section of the heart. In the top right area I wrote journaling with a dark blue pen, added a white flower border sticker from the 4-Page Sticker Book below, as well as a "capture beauty" sentiment.
To finish, I added two more trios of stickers to create two visual triangles: three ladybugs around the outside and three tiny flower stickers on the inside of the heart, all from the 4-Page Sticker Book. All done! This layout took about 22 minutes to create once the watercolors were dry. Easy, breezy, beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers: BLOOM STREET; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams; Cut file: Heart by Paige Evans; white cardstock

1 comment

  1. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!! LOVING the heart wreath, the sweet photo and loveeeee the watercolors!


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