CTMH Watercolor Blog Hop

We have been having mix of rain and snow in the last several days and I saw some of Easter flowers a.k.a. Daffodils at our backyard. I cannot wait to enjoy their flowers and Spring is getting closer 🙂

Today I am joining a group of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects and featuring Watercolor Paints and Watercolor Pencils. This is a technique that I have been learning to do and LOVING IT! There are so many video tutorials on YouTube where I learn new tricks 🙂

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This month, we have 30 consultants participate in this blog hop. So, you should arrive from Jeannie’s blog. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s blog.

I am sharing these 2 clean-and-simple cactus cards 🙂 I love this new stamp set, Stuck On You. I cut 3 3/4″ square from Watercolor Paper. First I stamped the images using Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Saddle (pots), Fern (cactus), and Hollyhock (flowers).

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For the pots, I did second generation stamping and then added some shadow using the similar brown watercolor pencil. For the cactus and flowers, I stamped them and lightly colored them using the similar watercolor pencils. And then, I wet all of colored images using smaller size of the Paintbrush Set to give the watercolor look on them.

Watercolored Cactus Mini Note Card - New Close To My Heart Blog Hop featuring watercolor pencils and paints - 30 projects to inspire you to create! http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2eT #ctmh #watercoloring #handmadecard #cardmaking #notecard #papercrafting #diy

I added some shadow around the pots to give them some extra dimension and also they look like sitting on the ground instead of floating. I simply scribble lightly around the pots using the Ligth Grey watercolor pensil amd wet it using the small brush and water.

They dried quicker than I thought 🙂 Once they dry completely, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. If do not like to wait few minutes, you can always use the Craft Heater to speed the drying in seconds 😉

Watercolored Cactus Mini Note Card - New Close To My Heart Blog Hop featuring watercolor pencils and paints - 30 projects to inspire you to create! http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2eT #ctmh #watercoloring #handmadecard #cardmaking #notecard #papercrafting #diy

Final step is I add them on the 4.25″ square card base that I created from white cardstock. Then I added some border line using Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen.

My cards are done. These cards are mail-friendly because they are flat. Your next hop is Michelle Battitori’s blog to see what she has created to share this month.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and hope you find an inspiration here today. Have a fabulous day 🙂

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20 thoughts on “CTMH Watercolor Blog Hop

  1. I’m glad you explained your stamping plus watercolor pencils technique. I’ll have to try it. I have this stamp set and hadn’t used it yet. Your results are great!

  2. Great technique using the pencils to add to your stamped image. I haven’t purchased pencils yet, but you make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing!