Technique – watercolouring

Featuring watercolouring

Geranium blossoms

Hi everyone!

I’m so happy that Die to Die For here in the UK is stocking Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies as I love them!

Anyway, today I used the fabulous new Geranium flower stamps and coordinating dies. I coloured the images using my Zig Colour brush markers – I definitely need more practice with them but I enjoyed playing with them.

I stuck them to a base that I’d created by smooshing distress ink and thenadded a sentiment die’ also by Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wonderful Friend

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!

I decided to get my Avery Elle liquid watercolours out today as it’s been quite a while since I used them.

I embossed the Simon Says Stamp Mod Flowers background stamp using Hero Arts satin pearl powder and then applied a light gold paint wash across the whole background before colouring in the image. I used two coats of each colour, although I diluted the red a lot. This is so shimmery in real life!

When the panel was dry, I cut it in half (yep, expect to see a card with the other half one day!!) and adhered it to my base card. I added a die and stamped sentiment also by Simon Says Stamp to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (colour it) and also the Flower Challenge where I have chosen Challenge No. 11 – focus on background stamping.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Be the rainbow

Happy Friyay everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (‘all things bright and beautiful’) and using Paperartsy stamps. I found this sentiment on one of my Paperartsy sets and it inspired the whole card. Isn’t it wonderful? Words to live by, don’t you think?

I used my Zig Watercolor brush markers to colour the image and then masked it off to create a blended/stencilled distress ink background.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Dainty Whispers

Happy Friyay everyone!

I’ve been practicing my no-lines colouring with my twinkling H2Os and a gorgeous Penny Black stamp today.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink before painting it – love the shimmer!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp and a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Bouquet and liquid watercolours

Hi everyone!

I was able to play with the Avery Elle liquid watercolours today. I only got a couple to try but I will be getting more!

For this card, I used Avery Elle Stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.

Looking at it now, I wonder if I should have used grey cardstock as a base, rather than kraft…. Hmmm. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hearts Border cards

 

Happy Saturday everyone!

I didn’t have much time to craft today, but I did manage to make these three cute inlaid die cut cards using the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Cupids Heart Boarder die.

I also tried out the new Avery Elle liquid water colours – love them!

I added sentiments from My Favorite Things and Clearly Besotted to finish the cards.

I’m entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (it must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (love/hearts)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie G.