Water Colours!

Water colouring is all the rage right now and I have had the water colour pencils from CTMH since last year. I have used them a few times and wanted to incorporate them into this years Christmas Card workshop as a new technique.  

A few things to know when using water colours, you can get special water colouring paper which I would suggest for large projects but for a little one regular cardstock will work. I do recommend using a permanent ink like CTHM's Archival Black or a Pigment ink. Also, a LITTLE water goes a VERY long way.

When I first saw the Joyful Garland (B1489) stamp set (this is a hostess rewards set) I knew that I wanted to make a cute little rustic Christmas card with it. 

Sorry but this picture really doesn't do the colours justice. I tried adjusting but was making it worse not better!

When using water colour pencils you can colour your images in dry and then go back with a wet paint brush or you can dip the pencil into the water and then colour. I did have some of the black ink bleed into my project, I think with future projects I will let the ink dry for a few hours before applying any water. I like that my project isn't perfect, the smudges and little bit of colour bleed just makes it more original to me!

This weeks challenge from Between the Fold is Watercoloring so I am going to enter this cute little card!  

Happy Crafting!


  1. What an adorable card! Thanks for playing with us! - DT Terrie http://btfchallenges.blogspot.com

  2. This is absolutely adorable! Great job. Thanks for playing along! - DT Deb - http://btfchallenges.blogspot.com/

  3. I love this card.. and using our watercolor pencils!! I usually hit my image with a heat gun in between stamping and coloring (just a little tip that might help). Thanks so much for playing along with us at BTF and I hope you can join us again tomorrow. - DT Jen http://btfchallenges.blogspot.com/

  4. What a fun card! Love the frame. Thank you for inspiring us at Between The Folds Weekly Challenge Blog.


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