Sunday, September 14, 2014

Watercolor Peonies

This week there's a trend challenge over at
and it's watercoloring!

Okay, so I've done a couple of watercoloring
challenges before but only playing with a
watercolor background and water color resist.
This time I thought I would give watercolor pencils a try.
I could use some more practice but I'm pretty pleased overall.

Here's a closer view.

The image I used is a free printable from
Beccy's Place (I'm linking up to her challenge).
I printed it on watercolor paper and because I was afraid the
ink would bleed went over the outlines with a Versamark pen
and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
After coloring, I fussy cut the image and then foam taped to the oval die cut.

Now I think I'll have to see what else I can find around here
 that could use some watercoloring!

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. What a gorgeous job you did with this card Judy! Love how realistic the water looks inside that vase and those gorgeous flowers! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls!!!

  2. Beautiful! Great job with the watercoloring, those flowers and vase look fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Great card Judy, I think you've done a fantastic job with the watercolour pencils... the image looks wonderful! I like your idea of tracing over the lines and then heat embossing to prevent the ink from running, that's a great tip.

  4. Beautiful card.....wonderful coloring. Love how realistic the water looks. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  5. So pretty with all that pretty pink! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  6. I love watercolor pencils! You did a fabulous job with your coloring! That's a lot of fussy cutting , too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls!

  7. I love watercolors, but the pencils throw me for a loop. You did an awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!