Creative colouring with watercolours

Posted by on March 20, 2014 in Distress inks, Embossing, Happy Birthday Cards, Hero Arts, Online card class, Water colour | 9 comments

Yes, me again…lots of posting due to the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.


Today I tried some creative colouring techniques. I took Jennifer’s Rsaza water-colouring idea and modified it by creating a background rather than an image. Yep, all artsy and free form from me today. It started out being a one layer card, but I had to trim it in the end, so its almost a one layer card 🙂

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Papertrey Ink – Think Big Favourites #24

Card: Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts Note Card – Aubergine

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamp white embossing powder, Heat tool, Paintbrush, Silver sequins

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Awesome watercoloring! Love the overlapping colors!

  2. WOW! I was just sitting down to try out this technique…. I may just have to go back to the drawing board, your card is incredible and so much fun Marion. Did you see the faux watercolouring? It’s another must try for sure, I think you hubby will have to stay away a little longer to give you more crafty time lol

  3. Beautiful water colour “dots” – great adaptation of Jennifer R’s technique!

    I always seem to add my panel to a base card, I think I feel more secure working on a panel, as opposed to the actual card (I mess up too much – LOL).

  4. This card is fun – I think I am going to have try this!

  5. Love your card! 🙂

  6. Very pretty…love the circles of colour.

  7. Oh my gosh, what a FABULOUS card!!! Truly spectacular.

  8. Love your card! Makes me want to try again….

  9. I like a lot your work.
    I’ll get ideas to put into practice in my work.
    I am also a teacher, I work in a school in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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