Saturday, 21 June 2014

Watercolour

I got a bit carried away this week, I have really loved messing about with watercolour stamps. 
The challenge at Less is More is to use watercolour and I have been playing around with lots of stamps from Art Impressions from their watercolour range.
I have wanted this little watering can stamp for ages and was delighted to have added it to my collection. After colouring the stamps with Distress Inks and Markers, they were merely dabbed onto the image and then gently teased with a damp brush to release a little colour in places. It's such fun that I did quite a few!
I sent this one as a New Home card to some friends whom we met on a trip to Canada many years ago. We have a window a bit like this on our landing!
This one was a snipping from a much longer panel where I used the gate stamp to make a fence. I decided that Less was decidedly More and thought that this tiny bit looked interesting!

It's really quite addictive!

I did say that I got a bit carried away!
This is a stamp from Uniko Studio, which I watercoloured using Distress Inks.
Here is a watercolour stamp from Inkylicious, coloured with Markers before stamping and then gently teased with a damp watercolour brush.
The sentiment (die and stamp) is from Avery Elle.
My bloggy friend Darnell says she loves this card... she entered a card into the Simply Create challenge where the sentiment is the main focus of the card so I'll enter this for that one!
This is the card I put onto the Less is More blog this week.
If you would be interested in being in a draw for a stamp of the Window Box (I ordered 2 by mistake), please mention it in your comment below! I'll make the draw at the end of the week!
It's just the window box... it's empty, for you to add your own flowers!
I used 6 stamps to make this image!
Well you needed a lot of stamina to get to the bottom of this lot, I hope you enjoyed looking at my efforts and will join in with our challenge this week!
WATER COLOUR STAMPS
Several people have asked about watercolour stamps this week.
The main difference is that they don't make outlines for you to colour in once stamped, but have a greater surface area, which is coloured on the stamp itself using markers or inkpads which can then be stamped onto the paper. If you have an image which dictates more than one colour then it's easier to use markers where adding the ink to the stamp can be more precise!
I hope this helps

56 comments:

  1. Wowzers, Chrissie you have been busy! These are fab. I've not yet dabbled in watercolour on cards so this will be a new challenge for me! I love your window frame card, it's beautiful. Quick question...is there anything different about 'watercolour stamps' or are these just design ranges? Would love a chance to win your stamp too :) xx

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  2. Great cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  3. You have been having fun with these!
    Years ago I bought their little stamps, including the watering can, I'm guessing these are an all-in-one? Much less faff...
    The snippet of fence is just gorgeous, love it!

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  4. Wow you have really been prolific this week and all so boomin marvellous x

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  5. wow you have been busy...

    thanks for everything the last few weeks and months.. finally feel like i'm landing on my feet

    Jen xxx

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  6. Wow you really did get carried away! A gorgeous collection of cards!

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  7. Whoosh Chrissie you should certainly win a prize for the most water colour offerings in a week! Each one is simply fabulous. X

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  8. All these cards are beautiful - I do like the stamps so please put me in the draw. Thanks Margaret

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  9. Chrissie you have created such beauties, I just adore the arched window and flowers in the background, so gorgeous.

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  10. Wow you sure have been on a roll this week! All absolutely stunning! I was trying to decide my favourite .. but I love them all.
    Elaine

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  11. Beautiful cards and a new technique to try. Would like to be in your draw please

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  12. wow you sure have been busy and they are super duper x

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  13. Whoa! You've had fun this week! Love the gentle subtle watercolouring x

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  14. You have had fun gorgeous works so glad we are not making a choice each and everyone is delightful.

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  15. So many cards Chrissie - what a treat! I'm amazed I've never ordered two of something by mistake as its so easy to do. I'd love to be included in the draw please. Have a happy weekend, Jo x

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  16. You've gone water colour crazy! Great cards - love the softness that the watercolour gives. I love that Uniko gerbera in watercolour - must give it a try :). No need to put me in the draw - just wanted to say how fab your cards are!

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  17. Wow Chrissie your blog resembles an art gallery this week:) beautiful cards love the watercolour effect and the hello one really makes a statement. I'd love to be in the draw for your little mistake:)
    Val x

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  18. Love each one of your watercolor cards...every one is a work of art. Would love to win the window box stamp.

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  19. So many! Just starting my journey with water colours so really inspired by your post. Please include me in the window box stamp, thank.

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  20. Wow Chrissie - you have been busy. All your cards are lovely but the Hello Buttercup one really made me smile. Glad to know I'm not the only one to order two of something by mistake!!! lol I'd love to go in the draw for the lovely window box.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  21. Amazing watercolor. Each one was a delight. The watering can is the best one I've ever seen! Love your work. Would appreciate being added to your draw. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  22. I love these stamps I just started trying to water color .i would like to be in the drawing please

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  23. What a lovely lot of inspiration here, Chrissie! Love the look you have achieved with these delightful stamps and images. Like most of us these days, I have been dabbling in watercolour too, though have never practised it before - you are right, it is certainly addictive! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your enthusiasm! Hugs Ann

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  24. Oh my gosh a gorgeous collection of watercolor creations! The window box is absolutely my favorite. How funny you bought two of one stamp. I've done that before, too!

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  25. These cards are all fantastic!!! I've never tried the Art Impressions watercolor line before. What's the difference between those and regular stamps and just watercoloring?? I would really like to know since I might want to try these sometime.
    kenratzloff@sbcglobal.net

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE each card. I stumble upon (happy circumstance) your blog from Less is More. I would be interested in the extra stamp set.

    More importantly, though, I will add you to my feed!

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  27. Absolutely lovely coloring and choice of stamps. Would love to have any one of them! The window box one is special, so I'd like to have a chance on it. Thank you.

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  28. My goodness Chrissie, I am glad you got carried away! All of these cards are just so full of inspiration, I'll have to give watercolor a try. I always seem to shy away from it. I would love to be included in your drawing! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

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  29. You went to town creating some wonderful watercolor cards! I really like the window box! I think my favorite card is the one with the "hello" die cut.

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  30. love all the cards and i really love the top one- flowers in the watercan, best! they are all so different and so fantastic!

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  31. I am quite enjoying viewing your Less is More cards, Chrissie. They are lovely. I am definitely slipping toward the simplistic side of card making with some bling of course. Can't give that up yet.

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  32. The watercolour cardmaking class came into its own this week, didn't it! Gorgeous cards, impossible to choose a favourite.
    I'd definitely be interested in winning the stamp, please.

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  33. Like this technique very much,will have to have a go one day. Love your cards and would love to win the stamp,don't think I qualify to be in your draw as I hardly ever comment on your blog so good luck to everyone else.

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  34. What an art gallery you have given us with this post, Chrissie!! I love each.and.every.one, but my fave is the "Hello, buttercup!" OMG, I could marry that card!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  35. These all are just Stunning! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing...

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  36. Oh, wow, Chrissie! What a lot little beautiful artworks!
    I've fallen in love with this stamps since a workshop in mei. Thought they would be great on CAS-cards aswell...and haven't used them for CAS-cards yet...
    Thanks for so much inspiration.
    Have a happy sunday, Gerrina

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  37. COR what a fab selection of cards Chrissie, I'd say you really did enjoy watercolouring :D Thank you for all the wonderful samples, great job :D x

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  38. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) I just got a new watercolour set so this challenge was perfect ,,, I do need alot more practise tho :-) thanks for getting me started :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  39. wow i love these. They've turned out so well. Might have a go myself x

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  40. What gorgeous cards. How fun to hear someone else also gets duplicate items. Sigh. Would love to win the fun stamp.

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  41. Wowwwww!! These are awesome. Love your watercolor. Would love a chance to win your stamp...thank you. so very generous!

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  42. wow - you have been busy, just love the one with the window frame and also the buttercup is so sweet.
    I wouldn't mind having a go at the window box, although dismayed to know I will not be able to fill it to your ability!
    Linbyx

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  43. These cards are simply beautiful...you are one talented lady...and a very busy one! Would love to be in your draw please.
    hugs xx

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  44. All of these are just gorgeous!! I find that I'm a failure at watercoloring...it just never looks right when I do it!~...your watercoloring looks fabulous!! Now I think I "need" those stamps! LOL!

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  45. I certainly did enjoy every one of your cards - all are gorgeous and delightful, as always. I think I already have a window box stamp still in NBUS condition.

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  46. These cards are stunning Chrissie! Love them all...

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  47. I love doing watercolor stamping and your cards are fantastic. I'm going to be checking into Art Expressions. I have made the mistake of getting two stamps by not checking the number on the order. I'd love this one.

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  48. Good gracious Chrissie, you have excelled yourself this week. I'm loving your watercolour creations - especially that serendipitous Happy Day card! Vicky x

    PS I'll pass on the draw but I know someone will have great fun with the stamp!

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  49. Wow Chrissie that is a gorgeous collection of cards, I know what you mean when you say you got carried away, I'm currently creating watercolour backgrounds like a woman possessed. Thank you for your lovely comment on my lim entry, the card is from the papermill stop and I can't see it on their site which is a shame because I need more. I do miss the shops cos you never knew what you would find. Hugs, Amanda x

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  50. Chrissie what a fantastic watercolour showcase! So many beautiful cards and definitely make me want to do more to hone my 'free' borderless stamp watercolour technique. My absolute favourite is the 'hello buttercup' card - I'm a sucker for diecuts and the watercolour flower and diecut together just look awesome!

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  51. Oh my Chrissie, you were on a roll this week lol.All fabulous cards and so hard to chose a fav....maybe the green daisy & butterfly one as I am crazy for that daisy stamp atm. as you may have noticed :) Viv xx

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  52. Chrissie: Your cards are all so pretty, but I think my favorite is your yellow Hello card that you entered in our Challenge #64 - "Your Sentiment is the Highlight". I love it. Thank you for entering our challenge.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  53. I'm behind in visits and commenting, but here I am, in stunned, jaw-dropped complete dazzle at how gorgeous every. single. card you've shared here is! Breath-taken away! Couldn't choose a favourite from this gallery of loveliness; they're all works of art! You mentioned you'd visited Canada - where? Hope you've come to the West, to see our majestic Rocky Mountains! Heading back to stare at this collection a while longer..
    ~c

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  54. Sorry for being late in commenting, but thanks so much for sharing your amazing card with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

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  56. All beautiful CAS. A delightful share, thank you so much :D

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Chrissie