I had a great playdate with Claire over the Christmas break and I was keen to try out a few different techniques and things I had seen on Pinterest. One thing I saw a lot of was striped background using blending or watercolours. I decided to put my own twist on it with two different cards.
The headline features the sweetest little french bulldog that Claire gave me that I stamped, die cut and then colored with ProMarkers. The background is watercolored paper cut down to a square and I used Salty Ocean with an aqua brush to get messy stripes. Yes I intended the messiness!
This one was modelled a bit after this card, as I liked her stripes, feature image with little white and black dots and stitched border. I opted for a hand-drawn stitching and didn't really mask off the stripes, instead I just laid down a piece of card to get a rough mask rather than anything precise. I wasn't in the mood for precision! The image is a Little Claire flower that I have had for years and is colored with ProMarkers as well. I love the navy and yellow combo, so cheerful.