Real World Inspo: Layered Watercolor Squares (inspired by a calendar)

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Creative inspiration can come from all kinds of interesting places and when I flipped my Paper Source calendar over into February, I knew I had a fun idea to try out in a card:

I loved this artwork and thought it would be a fun thing to try my hand at using a small watercolor palette I recently picked up.

One of my goals this year is to play more with watercolors and I thought this inspiration would be a great place to start. Here is the video showing you how I created this project.

What might you find in your own surrounding that could inspire your next crafty project? If you find something and create it, tag me on Instagram with #czrealworldinspo so I can see what you have found and how you’ve adapted it. Don’t forget to take a photo of your inspiration piece, too!

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Cathy ZielskeReal World Inspo: Layered Watercolor Squares (inspired by a calendar)

8 Comments on “Real World Inspo: Layered Watercolor Squares (inspired by a calendar)”

  1. #2
    Deanna Berman

    Absolutely a PERFECT masculine or a “hello” card and I cannot thank you enough for sharing. Great calendar and genius of you to ‘see’ the potential card design in it!!!

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I think it’s called ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ lol! I do love to find real world inspiration and interpret it in a crafty way!

  2. #3
    Patt H.

    Love this awesome card! You have made me look at watercolors in a whole new way &maybe I will play more now!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  3. #4
    Debbi S

    Love this card so much! Totally awesome.
    I’m a little afraid of my watercolors too….haha.
    Hey Cathy how about a “happy birthday” die
    in that super perfect CZ font? :o)

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