Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

Simple Lawn Fawn Card with Crayola Markers

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a super easy/cheaper card for you today.  This card is made by using Crayola markers as watercolour markers!


Take a panel of watercolour paper and draw on it with Crayola markers.  Add water with a paintbrush (I used an old acrylic paint brush) to blend.  Let dry.

Stamp berries, leaves and butterflies with Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By stamp set.  Fill in set areas with black pen.

Adhere watercolour panel to card front with dry adhesive.  Add sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By stamp set to Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner by heat setting with white embossing powder.  Add Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner to card front with foam adhesive and cut off extra Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner extending over the side of the card.

You can also use Distress Markers for this technique.  Distress Markers must be stored on their sides (it doesn’t matter how you store Crayolas).  The advantage with Distress is that their colours are more sophisticated.  (Although I like the black Crayola better myself!)  You can also colour with Crayolas right onto the Ranger Craft mat or an old plate, add water, and wohoo you have watercolour!

Easter Sunday With Scrap ‘N Stamp

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Hello stamping friend, and Happy Easter! However you celebrate, or even if you don’t, I hope you’re enjoying your day. It’s Deb here today with a special Easter Sunday with Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team post. It’s my turn to share, so of course I had to include the celebration of the day. I’m using a brand new stamp set that I just ordered, called Dogwood Chapel, by Heartfelt Creations. This is also my first time using any stamps from Heartfelt Creations, and I must say, I’ve had a good first impression!


This stamp set is deeply etched red rubber, ready to use with your clear blocks and stamping platform. They give a nice, clear image, and the details are easily visible.

Easter Sunday With Scrap 'N Stamp

I used two of the 5 stamps from the Dogwood Chapel stamp set; the chapel and the dogwood branch. I wanted to create a scene as if the chapel is in the background, and you’re looking past a lovely flowering dogwood branch.


I knew I wanted to watercolour these lovely images, so I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black in onto watercolour paper. Just to be sure there would be no ink bleeding, I heat set the outline images with clear embossing powder. To get the effect of the chapel being in the background, I first stamped the dogwood branch, and then stamped it again onto a piece of masking paper. I hand cut the image from the masking paper, and placed it over the stamped image. Next, I stamped the chapel image with the mask in place, so that the chapel is placed behind the branch.

The dogwood is actually the provincial flower of British Columbia, where I live. Here, we most typically see the white flower species, but I thought that may be a bit boring, so I decided to colour the pink variety.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, first applying the lightest pink over each entire flower. I wanted the colour to be kept very light, so I first scribbled with the marker onto a large clear block, and then picked up the ink with my water brush. Then, I applied the colour to the image with the water brush.

Easter Sunday With Scrap 'N Stamp

I did this for each of the colours, to keep the application light. It’s always easy to go back and add more colour – but you can’t easily take it away! The photo above shows how I scribbled onto the clear block; you can also use any slick surface, like a piece of acetate, or a water mat, if you have one.


This photo is a close up, so you can see the colours and shading. For the petals/bracts, I used 2 different shades of pink, and added bright green and yellow to the middle. The leaves, as well as the bushes & trees near the chapel are in a multitude of greens – I was even mixing the greens on the block, before colouring! It’s such fun to do – creating your own blend. The chapel was shaded in a light gray, and yellow added to the windows, to give the illusion of it being lit from inside.

close up of colours

The path is coloured in a light brown, and then I added a wash of greens for the grass. To ensure a light blue sky, first wet the paper with your water brush, and then add lots of water to  your brush when picking up the ink from your block. Finally, stamp the sentiment from the Dogwood Chapel stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and again heat set it with clear embossing powder.


Once you’ve finished watercolouring your image and allowed it to dry, attach it to a panel of light pink cardstock, with foam tape.

layering panels

Next, attach those panels to a light blue card base, again with foam tape. I was tempted to add some ribbon or embellishments to the card front, but I liked the simplicity of the image, and so left it plain.


Don’t let the thought of watercolouring put you off! You do not have to be a top level artist; starting with colouring in a stamped image is a perfect way to build up your confidence. And using markers or pencils is also a great way to start, if the thought of buying actual paints puts you in a panic! You’ll find links below to the products I used to create this card – all available in a one-stop-shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp. I hope that this Easter Sunday with me of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team has inspired you to get creative, no matter what medium you choose to use!

Easter Sunday With Scrap 'N Stamp

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Watercolour Friendship Card

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Hello, friends and happy Saturday!  I hope you’ll be able to find some crafty time this weekend!  It’s been a dreary week here so to help brighten my day, I made a bright, cheery floral card featuring products from My Favourite Things and some simple watercolour!

I started by clear heat embossing the beautiful flower from the Beautiful Bloom Stamp Set from MFT onto a piece of watercolour paper. (This is a small yet very mighty set.)  I decided to use my Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolours for the painting.  I haven’t used this set of paints in so long and I don’t know why, they are gorgeous!

I used only one colour for this. By adding more or less water, you can get a variety of shades.  Because I heat embossed the image, it’s very easy to stay inside the lines.  I almost always do this when I watercolour.  I don’t have very much control :).  They key, which I have a hard time doing, is not overworking the paint or water.  Just add the colour and let it do its thing!  I was worried at this point as it looked…not very good.  But as it dries, the colours soften and look more blended.

You can see how it looks when it starts to dry.  I wasn’t sure where I was going with this card but I decided to use the co-ordinating die to cut the flower out.  To make this a little bit different and interesting, I cut the flower in half.  It measures approximately 3.5 inches so I cut it at 1.75 inches.

I wanted to add some texture to the card, so I die cut the Cross Stitch Rectangle die from white cardstock.  I placed my two floral pieces on top to find the approximate centre so I could remove a section of the panel.  The idea here is to stamp a sentiment in between the two floral pieces. Like this…

I glued the two pieces of the cross stitch panel directly onto a white card base.  I stamped a sentiment from the From The Heart stamp set in the middle of these two pieces with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  The flower were mounted with foam adhesive.

It definitely needed a pop of green.  I took a leaf die from the Rustic Wildflowers Die Set (co-ordinates with the Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set).  I added a bit of white gel pen detail on the leaves and added some clear sequins for a bit of added interest.

I’m pretty happy with the way this card turned out. Even though the watercolouring is super simple, it sure makes a statement.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!