Freestyle Watercoloring

Hello! I am so glad you’ve stopped by today, as I am sharing a card I’ve created for Jenn Shurkus’s 10th Blogiversary Celebration!


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I’ve chosen to CASE one of Jenn’s fabulous mixed media creations, as I loved the organic, artsy, freestyle feel of this canvas.




I pulled inspiration from Jenn’s color palette, the corner flower cluster, the splattered background and the touch of black.

I started off by die cutting watercolor paper with the Stitched Rectangles dies from Simon Says Stamp. I then stamped my flowers from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom Addie’s Garden set and watercolored them with Derwent watercolor pencils.

With distress ink, I created my background using a combination on ink blending and smooshing. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with stamps from WPlus9’s Unforgettable set and Mama Elephant’s Three Amigos set.


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Finally, I mounted the watercolor panel onto black cardstock, attached it to my card base,  added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and applied Wink of Stella glitter over all the blooms.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my CASEing of Jenn’s art canvas! Be sure to check out her blog over the next few weeks to see more fun posts for her month-long blogiversary celebration!






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Winnie and Walter IN BLOOM ADDIES GARDEN 6 x 8 Clear Stamps WW039
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Mama Elephant Clear Stamp THREE AMIGOS Set MEPT44
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT Ranger TIM20233
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 Pad 726259
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8


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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPRINGTIME MIX Sequins PPPSTM4
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SUGAR PLUM MIX Cupped Sequins
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This card is submitted into the Simon Says Stamp “Going Dotty” Wednesday challenge.

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15 Responses

  1. Ohh this card is stunning. I love the deep rich colors and the flower looks almost magical. Gorgeous colors and background too. TFS Hugs, kristina

  2. Daisies Girl says:

    Oh My GOODNESS – this is stunningly beautiful and such an awesome CASE of Jenn’s mixed media canvas!! It just oozes loveliness and your coloring is superb!!

  3. Ruth Gauss says:

    Gorgeous! I love the colors and how you used the inspiration. The black adds so much, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Sally says:

    I love the abstract, mixed media, watercolour colouring, the depth of colour & the florals :)
    It’s a lovely card ^^ x

  5. Miriam Prantner says:

    This is just gorgeous!!! I love the richness and depth in the background and of course the flowers look amazing!

  6. zarischka says:

    What I have found out, is that everything you upload, is an instant favourite of mine. This is no exception! So colourful and happy, and still so serene! Love it. :D

  7. Heidi says:

    Nina Marie, what a beautiful set of cards you created for this occasion! They are so breath taking!

  8. Karen Petitt says:

    Oh my that is gorgeous! I love Jenn’s original canvas and I love your take on it too. That is so very gorgeous and I must get the stamps you used – love it, thanks for sharing Karen

  9. Absolutely LOVE your coloring !! This card is amazing !!

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  11. Julie says:

    Gorgeous use of In Bloom: Addie’s Garden and great take on Jenn’s project.

  12. oh my, I LOVE how you were inspired! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

  13. jennshurkus says:

    oh WOW nina! This is gorgeous!!! your colors are amazing and I love how a canvas inspired this gorgeous card! thank you so much for celebrating with me!! :)

  14. Laura Jane says:

    STUNNING card!

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