Simple Watercolouring With Bella And Friends

by Joanne James17. July 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the lovely Jaydee to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for us to play along with:


As I was working through trying to get my cards done before my impending vacation, I was grateful for Jaydee's choice of clean and simple theme this week - watercolouring. For my card this week I decided to use my new 'Bella and Friends' stamp set and create a truly 'clean and simple card. Take a look: 


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Bella and Friends - Ok, so hands up who doesn't think this cute puppy dog set is adorable?! As my regular readers will know I am not really a pet person and so I don't have many of those kinds of stamps (read the trouble that got me into in this post earlier in the year!). With the retirement of my beloved 'Giggle Greetings', I needed an animal stamp - and the minute I saw this stamp set, I was in love! The cute puppy dog so reminds me of my brother-in-law's dog Ollie and he was the colour inspiration for my puppy today - a mix of Soft Suede and Delightful Dijon. This set is perfect for colouring, whether with an aquapainter or markers, and is also great for clean and simple cards. I like it so much, I may even be tempted to purchase the 'Pretty Kitty' cat equivalent too!

Have aquapainter, will watercolour - My favourite way to colour images like this is to use my aquapainters. I simply stamped the image in Stazon onto watercolour paper, and got right to it! I coloured the images then added a little Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi for the landscape and was done. This kind of card is good for the soul - whether it takes minutes or hours, I find colouring with my aquapainters wonderfully theraputic. How about you?

Clean and Simple - This card ticks all the boxes for a clean and simple card: minimal layers and embellishments, one simple focal image focused on one third of the card and easy to recreate - yay! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your clean and simple watercoloured creations this week. I'm off for another day of fun in the sun!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/17/2016 5:48:27 PM #

Absolutely adorable, Joanne!  Clean, simple and oh, so, sweet.  Perfect coloring.  I think this case has just tipped Bella into my shopping cart!  Hope you're having a grand vacation!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/17/2016 5:48:46 PM #

meant to say "card" just tipped....

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
7/17/2016 8:14:18 PM #

Sweet sweet card! I just adore these two critters!  Love your soft framing!

LaurieUnited States
7/18/2016 12:56:10 AM #

Adorable! I love that sentiment with that image too. Cuteness!!!!!

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
7/18/2016 11:26:57 PM #

Your card is as cute as it can be, Joanne. Wonderfully colored.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/20/2016 2:50:16 AM #

What a sweet little scene...perfect CAS creation, and your watercoloring is equally as sweet!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/22/2016 2:05:26 AM #

Joanne, this is so sweet!  I love this little doggy chatting to the turtle!  Your watercoloring is perfect, My Friend!  XX

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