Brush Stroke Watercoloring

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today I have a clean and simple, artistic-style card to share with you, using a brushstroke watercoloring technique.

To create my card, I cut an A2 watercolor card base and stamped the clouds and hearts from the Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies” stamp set with StazOn Jet Black ink. Using the “Milo’s ABC’s” stamp set, and StazOn ink, I also stamped the sentiment “hello” on the bottom right of my card.


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To watercolor my images, I used some Tim Holtz distress inks; Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, and Spiced Marmalade. I was going for a “brushstroke” look for this card; very loose and “artsy”. I used a medium sized barrel paint brush and swiped the colors across the clouds, and loosely painted the hearts.


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With some clean water, I spritzed on some water spots and dried them. Then, taking the Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade, I flicked on some ink splatters for some added interest.

Finally, I finished off my card with some Wink of Stella glitter applied over the top of the clouds and hearts, and a bit of purple twine tied around the top of the card.

I hope you’ve enjoyed and thanks for stopping by today! :)



This card is submitted into the Lawnscaping “Distress Addicts” challenge, the Addicted to Stamps challenge #136 “Anything Goes”, and the Color Throwdown color challenge #334.


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9 Responses

  1. Samantha Casey says:

    Amazing card! I really love the coloring behind the clouds. Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  2. ctobas77 says:

    I simply adore how you colored the clouds. I hope it is OK if I CASE this sometime. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

  3. BarbGhig says:

    Such a cute card and I love how you played with your paints! Thanks so much for playing along in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at ATSM!

  4. Elise C. says:

    Wow, this card is gorgeous! I really like the colors that you used! I might have to try this sometime!! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  5. Monika/buzsy says:

    Super cute card. Love the coloring on those clouds. Fun and cheerful. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  6. Samantha M says:

    oh yes!! this is LOVELY!!! i LOOOOOVE the way you added color to the scene!! it’s SO pretty! i love the splatters too! gorgeous! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

  7. Fantastic technique!! I’m not very confident with my water colouring skills so might have to try this one out. This is a brilliant one-layer card (and I know how hard they are to make!!). So very glad you joined us at ATSM and hope you come back again soon!

  8. Lori says:

    So pretty! Love the look of your watercoloring technique. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  9. Mynn xx says:

    LOVE the fun water coloring on this card! Your images are super fun and the twine up top is the perfect finishing touch! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

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