A Little watercoloring

Hi Friends! I decided to have some fun and join in the Watercolor class put on by Jennifer McGuire and Friends :-). I've been dabbling in watercolors for a few months and love it! Years ago I water colored a lot and had forgotten how much fun it is! So  I decided to try and use a stencil as a stamp. I laid down a stencil and took some Versa mark and  1st swiped it across the stencil to get a good coat on the stencil and then pounced it into the stencil as best as I could.   I embossed the watercolor paper with Hero Arts White. The stencil is from Tim Holtz and I believe it's called speckles. I then water colored over the embossing with some bright distressed ink and colored in a piece about 6x12. After that was dry I cut out the balloons with Simon Says balloon dies. I really love the texture that the balloons have! The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter....my favorite big words stamp set called "The big and the Bold"!


 
 

 
 For anyone loving the water coloring, I recommend this class! It's so fun! Thanks for stopping by! Char

42 comments:

Anna Rogalska said...

Such a beautiful card!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!!! This is FABULOUS!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow awesome watercoloring.. those balloons are perfect..

Leigh Penner said...

Love this!

Benzi said...

Love this card, Char! Water coloring is so much fun. I haven't done it in a looooooooong time, either. I need to try it again. This is the happiest card.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cool technique to combine the stenciled embossing with the water coloring! I really LOVE how those balloons turned out! And this design is adorable, too. Really love the font on those big sentiments!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow!! Love how you've done the balloons. Great idea to use a stencil for your stamping and embossing!

chera said...

Love it!!!

Donna Gibson said...

Love, love, love your card!!! Great idea to die cut the watercolored paper.

Linda said...

Such a cute, cute card.

Jinny Newlin said...

Super fun technique, Char! LOVE the bold, bright colors! And I can totally see why that sentiment set is one of your faves ;).

Erika K aka Knaften said...

Awesome!
This is a lovely card. I love it!

Ira Huberts said...

That is just awesome Char, the way you coloured your balloons! Not only do I love the pretty watercolours, but the white spots and dots make them look even prettier! Hugs, Ira x
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nancy y said...

beautiful balloons! Love how you did this.

Sharon Underwood said...

What a pretty card! Love that speckled stencil!

Kylie said...

Love these grungy balloons. Very cool.

Lee-Anne said...

Char, your balloons are amazing...love the look!

joyceglee said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Jean said...

What a fun technique - great use of that stencil!

Ellen Bornstein said...

love love love!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh those Balloons make me HAPPY! LOVE them to pieces!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Squee! Oh, Char, those are the best balloons EVER!! So pinning. What a fun watercolor card you designed!! Hugs, Darnell

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sure is fun Char, I wish I could be more discipline and I will join the class!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome card!!!!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Wow!! I love those balloons! Great technique. Isn't this class fun!?

JanLee said...

Great card! Love the balloons!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colorful balloons!

bncpools said...

LOVE those balloons! You did a wonderful job. WOW! :0)

Bridget said...

This is just stunning - I saw it on Splitcoast and LOVED it - I think you'll have a lot of people giving this a try!

Maria said...

Wow! Amazing balloons, Char! You achieved greatness with the embossing and water coloring...love it!

Winnie Walter said...

The balloons are so great!!! Love how you used our sentiments to make this ever so fun birthday card!! Thanks for linking up. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

You too?!
I wish I had signed up to, your card is GORGEOUS Char! Love the effect ;))

Heather Jensen said...

This is fabulous, Charlene. Love the effects on your balloons. :)

Debby said...

Awesome, Love these balloons!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Very Pretty!!! Love this <3.

Lori said...

Your balloons are wonderful! Love your card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Those balloons are fantastic, loving the mix of colors and all the texture on them!

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG sooo stunning ballons,,,,,,love the, love them,,,,,,,you are talented.Thanks for your comments at Ira`s Crea Corner about my Vintage women with her necklace,,,, feel free to visit my store and ask me your fav product for free. e-mail me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

Carole said...

Lovely vibrant colours and great idea to make the sheet of paper first and then die cut it! Thanks for sharing this great idea. C x

Deanna said...

Stunning! I hope they do the class again!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, those balloons!!!! They could not have come out any more perfect, Char!

Di W said...

What a great card! I love the watercoloring with embossing.

 

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