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LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Watercolour class day 5……full on water colouring today!!

Day 5 of the Online Watercolour for Card Makers class and we were focusing in colouring stamped images. One of the videos was just plain scary - it was taking a simple stamped image and turning it into what I would class a watercolour painting! It was stunning!! I decided not to shrink away from this and to tackle it head on. The ink used to stamp the image was distress ink which of course reacts with water in order to blend in with the other colours being used. I didn't have distress ink so had to just use pigment ink and so I'm not overly happy with the fact that the image can be seen too crisply. This was a first attempt at anything of this level. Whilst I'm not happy with the final image due to certain aspects - i'm please that the background blending looks pretty cool! I had also given my card a spray with gold perfect pearls which gives the card a lovely shimmer.

Here is the card anyway….

This is definitely a technique that I would like to try again. I actually found it quite therapeutic to sit painting it!

I really struggled to decide which sentiment I should have for this card, so I decided that for now, I would leave it sentiment free.

Any comments as always very much appreciated. Laura xx

I wouldn't normally enter two cards in to a challenge, but since this showcases the wonderful products of Uniko Studio, I am going to put it in their challenge as it matches the colours we are asked to use!


  1. Laura, I love your flowers - your background is beautiful with lovely blending and movement of water - I'm sure the perfect pearls looks gorgeous IRL! If you hadn't said this was your first attempt at this style of watercoloring, I would never ever have guess it!

  2. Such a lovely background, Laura, and a perfect canvas for your oh-so-pretty flowers! I think your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I can imagine what a shimmer it has in real life! I second Bridget's comment: had you not mentioned this was your first attempt, I'd never have known. Again, kudos to you for tackling this "scary" challenge by improvising with what you have on hand. I don't have distress inks, except as markers, so I'm not sure if the technique would work with them. I can only imagine how your wish list is growing. The distress inks come in four-packs of mini cubes...just call me "enabler" *grin* Fab card, my friend! Hugs~c

  3. Really gorgeous! Great job!!

  4. This is amazing! Love the details and the water coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.

  5. Another beautiful card Laura, thank again for joining us at Uniko Challenge

  6. Hi Laura, my apologies for commenting so late on your beautiful water coloured masterpiece. This is STUNNING and so creative :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  7. I don't think your flowers are too 'crispy' at all...I think they're absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the soft yellow and green that you chose for this card, too...so pretty!