Thursday, May 15, 2014

Watercolour for Cardmakers

I know I say this every time one of these great classes comes along, but it bears repeating - the contributors are SO talented.  Watercolouring has never really been my thing, I think it can be a bit messy looking to me but not some of the creations that have been on display.  

This first card is a re-creaton of one of Shari Carroll's cards, same stamp and treatment, except she faded it out around the edges which looked amazing.  I was trying to get the technique right so just kept alternating the colours.  I couldn't get the distress markers to work as well as Shari did, so opted for Inktense pencils.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI black, white;  Reeves watercolour paper
Stamps - HA Looped Flower pattern
Ink - Versamark
Embossing powder - Coloriser clear powder
Inktense pencils
Die - MFT hello

This second one is a combination of a few people's work, from Day 6 I think.  I really enjoyed the detail shown in the Jean Manis video.  The idea of stamping in Archival ink then clear embossing worked really well,  her colouring was exceptional also.  I tried to emulate her background shading but completely messed it up, this requires more practice on my part.  

Jennifer McGuire's card also caught my eye, again the colouring was stunning.  Both ladies used Distress markers and found them much easier to use on Tim Holtz watercolour paper.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI black;  SU light grey;  Tim Holtz watercolour paper
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Thinking of You
Ink - Archival ink (Jet Black)
Embossing powder - Coloriser clear powder
Various Distress markers


  1. love that flower and your coloring is beautiful!!!

  2. These are beautiful! The second card is just stunning!

  3. I'm in love with how you did the shading. Such a pretty stamp and card.


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