Watercolored Thanks

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Hello! I am so happy you’ve stopped by today, as I have a sweet watercolored thank you card to share with you!

I love watercoloring; I’ve been doing it for a number of years, and up until recently when I began Copic coloring, watercolor was my main color medium. For this card, I thought I would use the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods stamp set and do some no-line watercoloring.

I started off by stamping the little deer image included in the Into the Woods set, onto some watercolor paper using a second generation of the Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink. I chose this distress ink because it is light colored and reacts well with water.

Using some Derwent watercolor pencils and a fine tip paintbrush, I watercolored the deer and then free-hand watercolored the grass, hills, sky and hearts to create the scene.


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After my image was dry, I took a white paint pen and added some white details to the scene, and also stamped the “thank you” sentiment from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set with some Staz On ink.

I layered the scene onto some scalloped cardstock, and then onto my card base, which was covered with some patterned papers. The patterned papers had been die cut with the Spellbinders Pierced Squares dies; I did some partial die cutting to get the pierced circles all the way around the edges evenly.

I also added a bit of Wink of Stella glitter to the scene, and tied a pink ribbon around the bottom portion of the card, and that finished everything off!

I love the way this turned out, the softness of the watercolor is just so pretty. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little project, and thanks so very much for stopping by! :)



This card is submitted into the Lawnscaping Challenge #105 “Watercolors”, and the Kraft Journal “Take Your Pick” challenge (I used pink, ruffles, stamped and feminine).


13 Responses

  1. Coralynn says:

    Wow! This is fabulous. I love how you coloured this card. I have a hard time with this type of watercolouring. Yours is amazing! :)

  2. Elise C. says:

    Wow, this card is beautiful!! Everything is so sweet and with so much detail! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  3. Samantha M says:

    oh my word! this is soooo pretty!! that no line watercoloring is STUNNING!!! and i love all of the little details you added! this is GORGEOUS!! wow!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

  4. Tamara says:

    OMG, this is so sweet!! Love your watercolor skills!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping 
    Hope to see you again next challenge
    Xx Tamara

  5. yainea says:

    This is totally adorable and your colring is amazing!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

  6. Karen L says:

    Hello again, Nina-Marie! I just wanted to invite you to stop by and share your LOVELY cards in our challenges each week at Word Art Wednesday. We’re weekly Anything Goes (family friendly) and we have great prizes where your super sweet cards would be such a welcome addition. I hope you will join us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Karen L says:

    This is so soft and sweet, Nina. Thanks for sharing it with us this week. It’s so nice to have you play along,
    The Kraft Journal

  8. Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, this looks amazing! I love the little scene you watercoloured!

  9. Marsha D says:

    What a sweet card. Lovely coloring. Thank you for entering in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

  10. oh my SWEET!!!!!!!!!

  11. Maaike says:

    super sweet, well done

  12. Payel says:

    I agree with Christiana! This is my favorite too!! It is amazing!! – Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  13. Christiana says:

    Oh my goodness, this is just so so sweet! I love it. I think this is my favorite of yours yet! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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