Thursday, April 30, 2015

Watercolouring {Yippee!}

Happy Friday eve! I am so excited because I tried something different! I have dabbled before but usually I do not like what I create. Usually I stick to my style but I love all of the watercoloured cards and floral images I have been seeing. I needed to give it a whirl! I have all the product to make this style of card and so the WPLUS9-Throwback Thursday challenge was the perfect way to be inspired...especially the watercoloured backgrounds of Maureen's cards. This is my first real attempt at this technique but I hope to explore some more. You probably have tried this before but I thought I would share my steps.

  1. I stamped my image in Versamark ink onto watercolour paper.
  2. Then I heat set it with white embossing powder.
  3. Then I got the paper wet with my water the areas I wanted to add ink.
  4. Then I used some distress inks and allowed the ink to flow into those wet areas.
  5. Then I heat dried my panel with my heat gun.
Keeping the design simple, I added a strip of vellum washi tape across the card base and matted the image with black paper. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I added some twine at the bottom to tie in the watercolour paper tone.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


  1. I ADORE this, SMITTEN, and LOVE your watercoloring!!!!!

  2. You should do this more, such a soft and pretty look and great to see you at TO x

  3. beautiful watercoloring and love the layout of your card!

  4. So pretty - love the watercoloring!

  5. ooo, this is a show-stopper, Lesley!

  6. I'm so honoured to be commenting on your design, such a huge fan!!! I've only just started water colouring myself, so know what its like giving this a whirl. It looks gorgeous and love the stamps you used. I had completely forgotten about wetting the water colour paper first, so must try that next time. Its a stunning card and I'm so excited to have you join us at TIME OUT!!

  7. OMGosh this is absolutely gorgeous! And your first attempt? You go girl! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  8. Very pretty colouring! Love your card!

  9. So pretty, love your design.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Caryn xxx

  10. Wow! This is beautiful. I really like it a lo and I can't wait to try this technique :) Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. This is beautiful, Lesley, and you make it sound achievable. I would love to give it a try. I'll have to see if I have some stamps that would work for this technique.


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Lesley :)