Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dabbling with Watercolor

This week my neighbor and I got together and we did a little watercoloring. She wanted me to show her how to use the Stampin' Up! Aqua Painters. I used a retired stamp for my focal image from the Bordering on Romance stamp set by Stampin' Up!. I stamped the image on watercolor paper with StazOn Jet Black ink and then used the following Stampin' Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi to watercolor the image. The thanks sentiment is from the Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set (136835). I dry embossed the wild wasabi cardstock and added calypso coral twine with a little butterfly charm. The details on this card are minimal but it keeps the focus on the watercoloring. Well, that's about it. If you haven't tried watercoloring yet, you should give it a try. The Aqua Painters make it super easy to do! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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10 comments:

  1. Such a pretty example of watercolouring, love your colour choices too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  2. Andrea, your 'dabbling' has resulted in such a pretty card! Those flowers are absolutely lovely, especially set against the background you've created to showcase them! I need to dabble into water-colouring more; I still make such a mess! Thank you for sharing your bloom-inspired card at Inkspirational Challenges.
    c

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  3. SO gorgeous! Dabbling my rear end - you rocked this!

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  4. Very sweet card - this is a great stamp set for water colouring. I love you little butterfly embellishment and great layout. Chantell JAI

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  5. Elegant card with a lovely layout. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  6. Great job with the watercolouring! Fabulous layout and colours and your twine bow looks perfect. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and we hope to see you again soon! x

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  7. This is such a pretty card, I love the coloring u did on the bunch :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

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  8. Andrea, this is beautiful. Island Indigo is a surprising, but wonderful, colour to match with the others - looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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  9. You've created a really sweet card with your focal watercoloured panel.. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

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