Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Different Way of Coloring

 I tried a different coloring technique for me.

I had so much fun doing this card!

The image was stamped with Whisper White ink.
using my MISTI!
Love that tool!

I quickly heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Then came the fun.

I colored using sponge daubers and my Stampin' Up! inks.

I pretty much plopped the dauber in the center of the flower and sponged outward.

Some of those flowers were pretty small.

It's not exact but it pleases me more than precise coloring
which I cannot  prefer not to do.

When I was all finished, I went over it with a damp Aqua Painter
to fill in some white space.

(Good thing I used watercolor paper.)

I couldn't decide what to put for a sentiment so 
I quit stressing about it and left it blank.

I can add something later if need be.

The whole panel is popped up on a piece of fun foam
and is a little bigger than my usual cards.

What kind of coloring (or colouring)
do you like to do?


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Card Recipe  (Card size is A7)
Stamp:  Corner Garden
Ink:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Pear  Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches hot press), Pear Pizzazz
Other:  Clear EP, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers


Betty Keefe said...

neat idea Bonnie and your card turned out so lovely!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've done the same kind of technique but with chalks. It gives a much subtler softer color. I love that this is bright for the larger flowers and softer for the smaller ones and the greenery. Very lovely!

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty and soft looking! I will have to try out this technique!

MaryH said...

It's bloomin' gorgeous! And I personally don't think the beautiful front needs a sentiment...just the blaze of color from the flowers. You can put whatever needs sayin', in the inside verse. Well done, and the misti was a perfect tool for this one, Miss B. Love it! TFS & Hugs

jimlynn said...

A masterpiece! So beautiful and I love the way the colors all sorta run together like that. Just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the colors and will have to try this technique. I'm still pondering the purchase of a Misti so it was good to hear you love it.
ta ta for now, Kathy

Barb said...

I haven't tried this technique Bonnie but I'm going to have a go. Your card looks beautiful. Barbxx

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful technique, Bonnie and it looks so delicate over fine line embossing.
Heather T

Maxine D said...

What a soft and gorgeous card Bonnie - love the way it is coloured.

Faith A said...

Such a beautiful dreamy effect with beautiful colours.

JosieD said...

Love this softer look particularly with this stamp. Interesting way to use the daubers -- gonna have to try it. Your wonderful water coloring techniques are what attracted me to your blog. Smiles...

Marlene said...

Card is so soft looking. Love the color you chose. Lots of time and talent spent on this card.

Maria A. said...

Absolutely love this card!! I have this stamp and it's BIG so I've never used it whole, sometimes I punch circles on it or a strip of it to use in cards.
But you just gave me a fabulous idea on how to add color to all of this pretty flowers, beautifully and fast.
Heat embossing it in white gives it a softer look, just so pretty Bonnie, thank you for sharing.
I love, love water coloring, it's my absolute favorite technique. I also have tried coloring with Prismacolor pencils and baby oil, this technique is fun and easy too.
Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

I love that beautiful mix of colours!! I've never tried that colouring method but it is going onto my list of techniques to do over the winter. Love the softness of it and the way the colours spill out of the flowers.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the technique you used and the pretty colors. Great idea.

OH Babs said...

Great card Bonnie and a new way to watercolor. I often do not put sentiments on the front because it takes away from the design. What kind of coloring do I like? Probably all. If someone makes a card I like and uses a new product I am apt to buy it. My latest thing is watercolor pencils which I suggest to my card making group because they are not expensive. But I am partial to Copics but you better love coloring to get started with them.

Greta said...

Thanks for the reminder, Bonnie! I haven't used my daubers for awhile & it's one way I actually do like to color!

Loll said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie. And such a wonderful technique to colour your flowers. I have never thought to do it that way ... very clever. I have sponged on watercolour paper die-cuts and then added water (it works really well too!). :) It is fun to experiment with w/c paper ... you just never know what you're going to get, but most of the time it's even better than expected. :) xx

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful card and yes, sometimes you just have to not stress....I like cards like this because they are useful for many occasions when you want to grab a card and write a few lines inside.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow! I love the way you've colored the flowers.

laurie said...

I have tried this before, but not with much success! Your card is beautiful! It doesn't even need a sentiment!

Marcia HIll said...

I love this stamp, but have never colored it like you described...definitely going to have to try that! Beautiful, beautiful card Bonnie!! :0)

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I cannot wait to give this a try! I like that you left off the sentiment you can always add it when you know what you are using it for. Gorgeous!

Bobby said...

Aren't coming up with sentiments one of the hardest things to do? I really love the freedom of not worrying about coloring in the lines and your card looks beautiful done that way, Bonnie. I love your mix of blooms and how they're laid out on the card.