Hi & welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp September Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop! The design team has been busy creating with a variety of mediums. We are so excited to share some beautiful watercolur projects with you today.
The Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop starts right here, on the SNS blog! I’ll share a list of the full link up at the bottom of this post, after my project. Be sure to leave some love for the team along the way- your comments, as well as likes & shares when you see our projects on social media, earn you a chance to win a great prize! One lucky comment, like or share will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!
Bonus- shop this weekend and save 20% on all Watercolour products in the shop! Woohoo!
For my project today, I decided to showcase a stamp set that is designed to give you a watercolor look simply by stamping. I’ve used the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th, which is a beautiful floral image with coordinating sentiments and several images designed for layering colours so you will get a watercolor look.
I made two very similar cards, both started the same way- layering Distress inks over the stamped image. I used a variety of original Distress Ink colours stamped onto watercolor paper. Here’s what they looked like before I added any water to them, except for a light spritz before stamping on the larger portions.
You could easily leave the images as they are, and would actually get more of a watercolored look and softer color blends if you were stamping on smooth card stock instead of the textured watercolor card stock I used.
For my first card, I decided to add just a small amount of water from a water brush to soften & blend the inked colors. This left a good amount of white space in my image, but still allowed me to get a soft watercolor look quickly and easily. I finished off the card with a black embossed sentiment together with a bold block embossed on black cardstock with Wow Opaque Vanilla White Embossing Powder.
For my second card, I stepped up the colour blending a little bit. I applied some ink to an acrylic block and added more layers of colour to my design by picking up the ink with my water brush.
The colours on this second card ended up a bit bolder and more vibrant. I was also able to fill in most of the white spaces and play around with colour tones a bit more. It was hard to stop, but I was trying to focus on this simple technique!
You can see better in this close up photo, I added a touch of clear Wink of Stella shimmer to the large blossom. This card was finished off with another embossed sentiment paired with a die cut thank you by Lawn Fawn.
On both cards, I added a bit of Distress Ink blended around the edges and a little bit of ink splatters using an acrylic block to position them where I wanted them.
I really love this stamp set and am ready to try some freehand watercolour on it next! I suspect you’ll see it again through the month of September!
Here’s the full Blog Hop order- You’ll be heading over to see Chala next. Enjoy!
Have fun! I hope to see you sharing your Watercolour Wishes projects with us on Facebook this month!
16 thoughts on “Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop”
I always love seeing your beautiful cards Tara, and these cards are right up there with the rest. Wonderful!
Just gorgeous watercolouring, Tara! The colours are beautiful, and the textured cardstock adds to the effect.
love your technique. This turned out much better than anything I have tried with this sort of stamp. I must try your method! Thank you
Love the bright colors and the added sparkle.
Both your cards are so pretty! Makes me feel like I could actually do water colour cards. 🙂
I just love watercolor!
Beautiful card! I love stamp sets that give the look of watercolouring.
The rich texture of the paper you chose really adds dimension to this extraordinary card. LOVE it Thank you for sharing and for the blog hop this week.
Love the bursts of color, so beautiful!
Tara these are truly stunning, great job, now i want to try that with my distress inks 🙂
Two beautiful cards awesome work on both
Looking forward to seeing more watercolouring beauties…love this beautiful floral image.
These look beautiful in
the watercoloring. Love
Carla from Utah
Gorgeous card! I love the floral image you used. Beautiful watercoloring!
I never thought to use Distress Inks for this technique, what a great idea. I love the color combo.
Absolutely GORGEOUS watercolor! I love the rich orange coloring!