Monday, 1 June 2015
It's our second time to Shearbarn Park in Hastings. It sits right on top of a huge hill (very steep) and is surrounded by a big country park. You can see the sea and beach (shingles) from up there and it really is a pretty and peaceful park (except when the Lucas family is there ;) and my two noisy monkeys).
The green is just perfect for the background to portray the greenery around bur the watercolour 😍 oh my!
I used a sheet of thick watercolour paper and used the past card as inspiration. I soaked the paper with water and let it saturate it. I then added my colours. I started with red and worked up. It's magical seeing it spread out! You could use sprays (with a brush), inks (such as distress inks) or watercolour paints... any would work well.
I think the blue matching the sky in the photograph is just perfect. I half backed the photograph with a 6x4 websters pages card and used the today poking out at the bottom.
I used a white pen for my journal long and stamped my title with some mini stars in a diagonal and spotted some sequins too that complimented the colours I'd used.
I want to do some more watercolour layouts now. I loved the unpredictable but prettiness of it!
So far this year I've not journo'd or embellished any of it BUT I know I will. It's not about being up to date. It's about enjoying life!
The photos are there. It will get done.