Technique – watercolouring

Featuring watercolouring

Lavender Bunch

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The pretty palette this week is purple, green and khaki!

I bought the Hero Arts Lavender Bunch stamp and die way back at the start of lockdown thinking I’d have tons of time to craft, but of course, I didn’t! So when I saw the colour combo this week, I thought it would be perfect for the lavender bunch image! I paired it with a Hero Arts Woodgrain Frame die and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.

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Happy thoughts of autumn

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Next up today is what I created for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

What a fun sketch! Loved seeing all the creative inspiration over at the challenge blog and in the end I decided to use my favourite My Monthly Hero kit. It’s from September 2018 but I didn’t actually buy it until earlier this year – I was so happy to be able to purchase it so many months after it went on sale!

I coloured the little images with my Twinkling H2Os (just look at that shimmer!) before adhering them to an embossed panel. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant to finish off my card.

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Falling leaves

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It’s going to be a busy day on my blog today as I share some cards I made for challenges that all close today!

First up is my entry for the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘falling leaves’. I used the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – red, yellow and brown to colour the beautiful Jasper Leave die from Memory Box which I cut in half so that the sentiment didn’t cover the leaves!

I wasn’t too sure about the background so simply added some splatters before adhering the die cut and sentiment.

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Anemone Cluster

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Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I used the pretty Anemone Cluster from The Ton – which I coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours. I embossed an oval die onto a piece of kraft cardstock. I’m still having trouble embossing dies using my Gemini Junior, I just can’t find a go-to cutting plate combo for my dies. Quite frustrating at times!

Anyway, to complete my card, I heat embossed a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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Peony Bowl

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I’ve had this gorgeous Peony stamp set from the Ton since March but I’d been waiting to use it because I wanted to spend my time colouring such a beautiful image. Today was the day! I used my new Daniel Smith watercolours and got to work with the current colour palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge – red, yellow, brown and green.

When I finished colouring, I didn’t feel that I had used enough yellow so I smooshed some Mustard Seed distress ink on my base card – yellow is definitely more visible now!

I didn’t want the sentiment to detract from the beautiful image so added a small Mama Elephant sentiment stamped onto a punched tag to complete my card.

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Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 4

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I’m so sad that this is my last post as the August Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’ve had a brilliant time – thanks to the DT who have been so kind!

We have another pretty, summery palette again this week – orange, pink, yellow and green. Well with those colours, I just had to choose flowers again! This time, I used a most-neglected stamp (Morning Glory border) from The Ton Stamps which I embossed and then coloured with my Altenew watercolours.

I edged the flowers in a green/yellow combo, but I didn’t feel that the yellow was vibrant enough so decided to cut my Avery Elle die cut sentiment from yellow card rather than a neutral colour that I’d originally planned.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

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