Tuesday 3 March 2015

Happiness 1

You know when you look at someone's card, and you think to yourself "How did they do that?". Well, that happened to me when I saw Donna's Spectacular card on the Tag! You're It Challenge last week. So I went off to her blog to find out and she shared the video link to instructions by Tasnim for a "no line" watercolouring technique. It was all new to me.

But I so love trying a new technique. First thing you need is an outline stamp that has some detail lines inside. So a quick whiz through my stash and I decided on 3 stamps - because I had seen that you had to do this in stages - so while the first was drying I could start the next image. This is not a technique that can be rushed!

So here is the first card using the Large Flower from Hero Arts - so versatile - the last card I made with this was so different. I used Antique Linen to stamp the images. I didn't want to use all the detail lines of the flower (it would take ages), so I grouped them in parts. However, you can see some of the lines showing through. I'm not sure why some showed through, and others didn't.

A close up of the painted lines. I used Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord for the petals, Ripe Persimmon for the centre; Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters for the leaves.

I had so much fun. I'm entering this to the Less is More : This makes me happy Challenge....
... new techniques
... flowers
... CAS
... Distress Inks

I'll also enter it to ...
Hero Arts : Nature Challenge

Addicted to Cas : Distress Challenge

A2zscrapping : Colour it in Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wed : Anything Goes Challenge

[Postscript added : I retracted my submission to Paper Players Challenge as I had entered more than the allowed maximum 3 challenges. Apologies that I had not read their challenge instructions in full.
This corrects my entry to LIM Challenge, as I've now entered only the maximum 5 challenges.]


  1. I can't believe this is a new technique for you - the results are spectacular! Stunning card!

  2. Beautiful flower, the water colouring is spectacular - it give dimension to the image. Simply stunning.

  3. Wow, this card is so stunning..the watercolor is so vibrant. I Love it! Thanks for playing along at the "think spring" challenge at The Paper Players!

  4. love! glad you entered it over at a2z scrapbooking!

  5. I am oohing and ahhing over this! Just beautiful!

  6. Very beautiful watercolouring! Stunning! I always find leaves the hardest part of a flower to colour, you did awesome job with them!

  7. AbsoluteWOW! Love the noline watercolouring technique - will be checking out the video link - thanks for posting!!

  8. I'm working backwards Janet so sorry didn't get to this one first.
    Another super duper eye-poppingly gorgeous card but again I think you've entered 6 challenges with it so exceeds the limit at Less is More.
    Sarah x

  9. Wow Janet what a spectacular card, it jumped out of the thumbnails at me! Love it and so glad it's eligible for LIM happy :)
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  10. Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the colours of the flower.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  11. Wow, another stunner here too ;) Viv x

  12. Totally stunning Janet. this card is SO beautiful!
    This is not an easy technique and you have simply nailed it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. You did a stellar job. Just lovely.

  14. What a stunning technique ... perfect choice of colors ... so very glad you joined us at the a2z scrapbooking challenge.

  15. beautiful card, Janet - love the placement of the flower and the colors are gorgeous!! thanks for entering it in the a2z challenge.

  16. Beautiful! I have never given this a try before either. TFS!

  17. Beautiful watercoloring! Thanks for joining a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

  18. One word....Gorgeous!!! thanks for joining us at ATCAS this week


  19. Wow, Janet ... simply stunning ... such gorgeous water colouring! Anita :)

  20. Oh Janet -- This IS stunning....love the technique and the colors! So happy you shared it over a2z's Challenge too!!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous water coloring! Great color choices! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

  22. Wow I love how it turned out!! It's stunning!!

  23. absolutely beautiful! so glad to see it at a2z!

  24. So pretty! That's a technique I've been meaning to try myself. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!


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