Summer Dreams | Nicole Nowosad

Good morning! Nicole here this morning to share a project I created with the May Hip Kits and color kit add on!

Normally, I am not a huge mixed media person. Truth is, it really intimidates me! I love the look of watercolors and when I saw them in the add on for May, I quickly snagged them up.

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I created this page with just some cardstock, the Prima Watercolors and some embellishments from the Main and Embellishment Add on. I started with some simple circles from white cardstock in the kit and watercolored it with various colors from the palette.

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Once the circles were dry, I stitched the edges and then cut them in half and mixed up the colors of the cut circles and arranged them on my page. I tried to mix up the color all over the page as best as I could.

I added some faux stitching around the outside of each circle with a sewing pattern tracer and my ink pad. The rest of the page came together quite quickly with some embellishments from the kits this month.

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How pretty are those colors from the watercolor palette! they really do scream summer.

I found watercoloring the circles helped me be less afraid of messing up the mixed media look – it was more controlled in a smaller area and less intimidating to work with the smaller size!

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You can check out my process video for this project here:


I hope you are inspired to crack out your color kit add on and get a little messy with watercolors too!


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