Blogger’s Challenge 24 – Watercoloring

This week’s challenge was watercoloring.  Since I’m still away from home, I have to work with what I103_0111  have with me or can rut out of my daughter’s stash.  I couldn’t find an aquapainter or paintbrush, but did find her Stampin’ Pastels, so improvised on my watercoloring technique by using Stampin’ Pastels® and a blender pen.  I loved using that combination…it worked out really well and I love the look!

I used a Christmas stamp from Gina K Designs, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper, and Stampin’ Up!® Naturals White card stock.  I’m loving the Naturals from Stampin’ Up!®– a nice change from using just Whisper White.  The speckled is my favorite…ahh, I digress, again.  I stamped the image with Palette Burnt Umber, a good waterproof ink, and colored the image.  I then distressed the image, inked the edges, and spritzed the image with Glimmer Mist (love that stuff as well!).  I mounted the image on Figgy Pudding, added a bit or shimmery green organdy ribbon from May Arts, and a couple of buttons.

I find that watercoloring is quick, easy, and looks much more complicated than it is.  Keep in mind that you can get that watercolor look by using the Stampin’ Pastels and a blender pen – all available from Stampin’ Up!®  The Stampin’ Pastels® are a great way to have a complete set of all the Stampin’ Up!® colors and neutrals for only $24.95.  The blender pens are a great value at $9.95 for a set of three.  Order both these items and a package of Naturals White or Naturals Ivory (40 sheets for only $7.50) from me before December 15 and get FREE shipping!  Now THAT’S value!

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  1. This is a great card, Anita. I always amire those who can successfully use watercolors in this way, and you did a fabulus job!

  2. I so love that stamp by Gina. This is great paired with that paper by BG.
    You did a nice coloring job 😀
    Ill add you to my list later today

  3. Great card Anita! I am horrible with a blender pen and so it’s that much more impressive to me that you can watercolor beautifully with it!

  4. Just too cute! Smilin’ and singin’ w/the music…la la la, hugs

  5. Lovely! Your watercoloring with the pastels and blender pen is great.

  6. Super Cute card Anita, Love the Figgy Pudding DP and that image is so appropriate for this time of year. I love using Stampin Pastels for a watercolor look.

  7. So festive! It looks like you used watercolors too. Love those pastels, I need to use them more. Super card Anita.

  8. beautiful card – just got this set and can’t wait to use it!!

  9. Love this card and all it’s elements!

  10. CUTE card!

  11. Super cute and what a beautiful job on watercoloring!

  12. Very cute–really like that stamp!

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