Monday, January 13, 2020

Easy water coloring...

Hey there, it's a two-fer Monday posting!
Earlier last week, I watched this video by Bonnie and was inspired
to try my hand at water coloring again.
I used a hydrangea stamp from a set that I've had for at least
five years. I've never used this flower from the set before so 
I challenged myself to use it.
I had the added task of making a mask for the hydrangea as the leaves
are a separate stamp. Other than that, I pretty much followed
along with Bonnie's tutorial, and Holy Crow, it worked!!

Here's the inside:

I have Marvy LePlume II markers (it's been so long using these 
that many are dried out. I haz a sad.) In hindsight, I should have
used the medium green to stamp the leaves. I used the lightest color and
the details disappeared when I colored them, so I restamped them
with the medium green after it was dry. I used a scrap of black card stock
and die cut a rectangle matte that has a pierced border around it. I just
snipped both the long sides and adhered to the back side of the main
panel, then trimmed before adhering to my card base. If you enlarge the photo, 
you may be able to see the detail. (crossing fingers) 
A simple stamped sentiment and this card was finished.

Well, that's it for today. The laundry isn't going to wash itself and
the maid hasn't showed up. Wait, I'm the maid. Sigh...

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addie's Garden; Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; scraps
Accessories: Marvy Uchida LePlume II markers; MISTI; Plaid paint brush; Gemini; Avery Elle - Pierced rectangle die; Inkadinkado masking paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner


  1. This is beautiful! Gorgeous colouring. Now I have to watch the video so I can make beautiful things too. I'm so glad you linked this up to the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

  2. Great job with watercoloring the flowers!

  3. Beautiful card, the video sure made watercolouring less scary, thanks for adding it.

  4. What a lovely stamp, beautifully masked and watercolored - so pretty with the white embossing - perfect for a sympathy card Chris! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolor! xx

  5. so pretty, makes me look forward to gardening.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
    :) Karen

  6. This is a beautiful hydrangea, Chris! Wonderful watercoloring and I love your layout! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!


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