Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Watercoloring a Stamped Image

I am so pleased with how this turned out--look at those pots!  All watercolor using Distress Inks with a touch of Memento for additional greens.  I think I'll do this one again where the pots, with a background color bleeding into nothing above, form the front of the card and the sentiment goes inside.

As for the edges, I accidentally dropped a sponge from a different experiment on the edge of the sentiment so decided to go around the edges with Antique Linen to hide it and liked the effect so much did it on the herbs too.

Took me a while to figure out a layout that felt right. Organic.  This reminds me of the colors of our guest bathroom.  LOL.

I will mention here that I used Artist's Loft 140 lb watercolor paper for this one.  It's very inexpensive (24 9x12" sheets for something like $4 with a Michael's coupon) so a good option to practice before tackling the more expensive (and lovely white) Tim Holtz paper.

The Details:  Distress Inks, Memento (Bamboo Leaves I think or maybe Northern Pine or both), Hero Arts Cup O Joe (love this dark brown), Artist's Loft 140 lb watercolor paper, PTI kraft cardstock, Stampin' up stamps, hemp twine, Martha Stewart branch punch, Darice embossing folder

I'm entering this in City Crafter #212 What's Cooking, Addicted to Stamps #96 Anything Goes, Make My Monday Nature, Sister Act #57 Anything Goes, Penny Black & More Anything Goes, Simon Wednesday Die Crazy, Addicted to CAS #38 Off the Edge


  1. This is lovely Toni, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Hi Toni, beautifully done the watwercolouring is fabulous and the paper certainly adds to the wonderful texture. thanks so much for joining has at ATCAS with this beauty.


  3. Beautiful watercolouring Toni - love the little rustic scene and the texture.
    Thank you for playing along at ATCAS - Sylvia.

  4. Beautiful colouring! Thank you for joining us at MMM

  5. Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  6. Absolutely stunning!! I LOVE IT!!Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

  7. Beautiful colouring on your pots, Toni. I love the rustic look and texture, and the sentiment is lovely too. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  8. Awww this is such a sweet scene, lovely colors and twine is a perfect addition :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS and ATSM!

  9. Gorgeous water coloring, and I love how you designed this card!

  10. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. beautiful card and i love how the branches peek out behind the sentiment. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  12. Hi!
    Really beautiful card, love the pots and colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m


Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!