Monday, June 29, 2009

Watercolor Monday

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I have been reading all my blog candy comments and a lot of you said watercoloring was one of your favorite techniques!  Mine too!  And so I thought I would share a couple cards I made over the weekend just for the fun of watercoloring--no challenges, no special reason, just for fun!


Here's a cute little hedgie stamped in Stazon and watercolored on Shimmery White paper.  Very simply done, I added some glitter to my little butterfly. Isn't he sweet?  Since Tea Party is not retiring, I pulled out a couple pieces I had left and did some layers with it and some Pretty in Pink.  I tied it all together with some taffeta ribbon for a sweet thank you card.


Now, for a totally different feel, I stamped the flower from Friends 24-7 on watercolor paper, again in Stazon.  I used some Bella Bleu papers and stamped off the flourish from the same set on some Very Vanilla for my circle sentiment.  I also very lightly stamped the speckle from Itty Bitty Backgrounds on my image to give it a more watercolored look.

Hopefully I will have something later for the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS today---SPARKLE!  Who doesn't love that!?  Thanks for visiting!

  • Stamps for Thank You card:  Fast & Fun Notes, Short & Sweet
  • Paper:  Cert Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Shimmery White, Tea Party
  • Ink:  Stazon, Cert Celery, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst
  • Acc:  Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, Dazz Diamonds, Dimensionals. Aquapainter

  • Stamps for Here for You card:  Friends 24-7 , IBBG
  • Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue, Kraft, Bella Bleu
  • Ink:  Stazon, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
  • Acc:  Aquapainter, Circle Punches, Daubers, Dimensionals, RR Brads, Taffeta Ribbon


Cassie said...

Ohh, love them both ;D

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your pink card is so soft and gorgeous! WOW! and the blue card is great with those fabulously colored flowers and awesome dsp! 2 great cards, TFS!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous cards!! Watercoloring is something I love to see others do but I have not mastered it. Wonderful job!

Juanita said...

Both cards are fantastic, but I love love the bella bleu card.

Ann said...

Both are so pretty, LeAnne! I'm terrible with watercoloring, so I admire anyone who can do it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Lovin' them both, LeAnne! The first one with the hedgie is so cute and the second one with all those gorgeous tones of blue is stunning!

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Cards..
I love the colors.
The watercolors are
so Beautifully done!!

Ali Manning said...

Both cards are fabulous, Leann. I love your watercoloring!

cards4u said...

These cards are wonderful - isn't it fun just to stamp to stamp?

Stamp and Smile said...

Just beautiful girl! LOVE the 1st card and the layout is perfect for using those scraps of DP... and the Scallop oval punch is the perfect touch!!

Your second card has very elegant colors and you do amazing watercoloring.... So classy! MUST PLAY! :)

JeanFB said...

Beautiful watercoloring, LeAnne! Both cards are so lovely - the coloring, the layout, the paper choices. Aren't "just for fun" projects the best?!

mudmaven said...

These are absolute stunners LeAnne! Great cards. ~chris

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work LeAnne, I love that Hedgie card. I'm not sure why I don't have the tea party paper yet because every time I see it I wish I did!

Nicki said...

Yet more gorgeous creations Leanne, love them both, the hedgehog is just adorable and the flowers are very pretty
take care

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful! That hedgie is so cute and those flowers so pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous cards, LeAnne! That hedgie is so cute, and your watercolored flowers look like they're going to pop right up off the cardstock! Very beautiful!