Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Watercolour Technique with Wink Of Stella!

I'm posting over at the Scrapendipity Way Of Life blog today and wanted to share some of the fun techniques I've been working on in the latest Online Card Classes - Watercolor For Cardmakers class. Jennifer McGuire showcased a beautiful gold embossed flower on Day 1 and I wanted to try it with this bird and flower image I have.

I coloured in parts of my image with Distress and Tombow markers and blended them, using my Wink Of Stella pen. My pen was actually empty and I refilled it with water, which mixed with the shimmer still in the pen and it works perfectly! I layered my watercoloured piece on some papers from the Basic Grey Highline Collection on top of a purple card folded to 5 1/2" square.

This wasn't the greatest watercolor paper I had around, so I think it would have blended nicer with a different paper, but I love the gold embossed image!

P.S. Don't forget there's a lot going on at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog this week - this is Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for the October release. You can head over there to pick up your Freebie Santa Birdie cut file today and see all the wonderful projects the Design Team is featuring! 

Come back here Wednesday for a Sneak Peek of the New Releases and Thursday for the big release Blog Hop!!

Thanks so much for joining me today!! I hope you're enjoying your week so far! 

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
613 Avenue Create - AG with optional Use Pink


  1. Beautiful card, very pretty image and adorable Santa Birdie freebie.
    Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  2. Gorgeous Embossing and coloring! I love the colors from the Distress Inks you did! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. Your card is beautiful Karla-- the right water color paper does make a difference, but I certainly can't see anything wrong with your beautiful card, I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. This is sooo sooo PRETTY Karla! I LOVE how you water colored the image... Simply Beautiful! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. Gorgeous, looove the gold embossing. Thanks for stopping by the neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create and dropping off your entry this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

  6. Just lovely -
    Thank you for joining the DLART Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge - Have a blessed day!
    Gail Scott http://DL.ART DT member