Best Thoughts Watercolour Card

by Joanne James4. June 2015 08:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a colour challenge for you:


I decided to do a little watercolouring with one of my favourite sets from the new catalogue - a hostess set called 'Best Thoughts':

I went for a simple layout using a base of So Saffron and an offset panel of Lost Lagoon, then stamped the flower image in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I stamped the sentiment directly in Lost Lagoon, then used my aquapainter and all three colours to ink my flower. I did the same with the butterfly on a separate piece of watercolour paper and when dry, applied some Dazzling Diamonds to his wings using my two-way glue pen then fussy cut him out and popped him up on a dimensional so it looks as if he has landed on the flower.

I wasn't sure if these colours would work for this card, as you don't really see yellow hydrangeas, however I think this flower looks great in any colour and this colour combination, whilst unusual, is really effective. This is such a beautiful set and is exclusive to customers who host a party (or place an individual order of £150 or more). If you would like to host a Stampin' Up! party and earn this set for free, please do get in touch - I would love to share the loveliness of the new catalogue with you and your friends. Or perhaps you would be interested in joining my Stampers 6 Club - I am just about to start another round so if you would like to get on board, this is perfect timing.

I do hope you like today's card; the rest of the team have used these colours in so many different ways, so do pop by their blogs for even more inspiration. I look forward to seeing your work in our gallery this week. I have another busy day today with a couple of functions to attend; back tomorrow with another project. until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Best Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark Pad
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • Aqua Painters
  • Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Lost Lagoon A4 Cardstock
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron A4 Cardstock


Comments (19) -

Lorraine Streeter
Lorraine StreeterUnited Kingdom
6/4/2015 8:16:06 AM #

Joanne this is absolutely stunning, you must be really pleased with the outcome. Cannot wait to get my set out and try it.

Cheryll Steinke
Cheryll SteinkeUnited States
6/4/2015 11:39:14 AM #

It is a absolutely beautiful card.  I love.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/4/2015 11:57:56 AM #

I agree with Lorraine, this is just stunning!  What a beautiful technique!  I always shy away from big blooms like this because I think they take too long to color, but this is quite tempting to try!

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
6/4/2015 1:03:49 PM #

This is beautiful! The watercolouring looks gorgeous! Smile

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
6/4/2015 2:48:43 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne! What beautiful watercoloring!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
6/4/2015 5:55:43 PM #

Oh, what a beauty, Joanne!  I love the white embossing and the watercoloring is impeccable!  Super pretty!

Gina Wiseman
Gina WisemanUnited States
6/4/2015 8:29:54 PM #

This is just stunning! I love the colours and your water colouring is perfect! TFS

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
6/4/2015 9:54:04 PM #

  Gorgeous! Just love it!

Nancy D. Hoffman
Nancy D. HoffmanUnited States
6/5/2015 1:26:13 AM #

Oh my gosh...this card is gorgeous!  I love it.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Wendy W
Wendy WCanada
6/5/2015 4:46:29 AM #

I just love this card.  My heart stopped when I saw it.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
6/8/2015 2:31:26 AM #

What a fabulous job coloring, and I love that your outline is heat-embossed in white!  That makes this so soft and pretty!  Great use of these colors!

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
6/8/2015 11:47:14 PM #

This is gorgeous! I love it embossed in white and the soft watercoloring is so beautiful!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
6/9/2015 4:12:05 AM #

So soft and pretty!  I love the effect of the watercoloring with the white embossing!  

Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
6/10/2015 2:33:44 PM #

This is so soft and pretty! And you my friend are a MASTER at fussy cutting! I mean that butterfly is perfect! When I get done with whatever I'm cutting it looks like a 1st grader did a hack job with safety scissors. Ha! Beautiful card!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
6/10/2015 4:02:28 PM #

This is so absolutely GORGEOUS!!!  I can't wait to ink up my stamp!  We always get so many comments about our blue hydrangeas in the front yard...I'd love to have yellow ones!  Great job with the color challenge this week!

6/10/2015 6:47:54 PM #

Love your card...the white embossing really pops the watercolouring!!  I think I need to add this set to the ever growing wish list! ;)

Di Barnes
Di BarnesAustralia
6/12/2015 8:48:17 AM #

Such a beautiful card, Joanne. Love your beautifully coloured image.
Di Smile

Susan United States
6/27/2015 3:03:29 PM #

Quite a brilliant way to do water color. The affect is amazing.

jennieUnited States
7/31/2015 4:18:22 AM #


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