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Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 8.14.45 PMHello Friends,  It’s Trend week this week at Just Us Girls and since watercoloring is still the craze in the Stampin world, that is just what my fellow DT member Maria has for us this week!  The stamp set I used for my card is from Verve and called Pinecone Christmas What a love about watercoloring is that it’s a fast technique and it’s usually very forgiving.  I will say that the quality of watercolor paper in fact does matter.  I am not sure you can tell by the photo, but my tag and my card is made from two different types of watercolor paper.  My hubby has a gazillion of watercolored, card-stock, pre-scored and precut cards that he brought home for me to use, and it’s the good stuff which I used for my card.  Then I went to make my tag and I didn’t want to waste a big piece, so I used another smaller piece that I had laying around on my desk.  Well, when I started watercoloring the poinsettias on the tag, the colors came out totally different (they were practically pink).  To make them blend together and look like the same shade of red, I had to get out my colored pencils and touch them up.  Just and FYI, quality does matter!

CMCC Full Graphics-020I also will be linking my card up over at Colour Me where they have the most perfect color combo for this time of year.  Real Red, Old Olive and neutrals.  My green is a little lighter then Old Olive but hopefully that will be okay!  I actually used a mixture of both SU-Lucky Limeade and Kiwi Kiss.

Now, won’t you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week and practice those watercoloring skills?  Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible future Guest Designer.

Hope to see you there,  Nanc’

17 thoughts on “Watercoloring

  1. pretty water coloring! Love those poinsettias!

  2. Your softly watercoloured and shaded poinsettias are just so pretty, Nancy … fabulous with the background splatter! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  3. Nancy these are so pretty! I love the beautiful poinsettias on your card and all the spatters too!

  4. Beautiful card Nancy. Love the pretty watercolored poinsettias and your tag. The platters make a great background too.

  5. Beautiful poinsettias and soft background Nancy. Nothing like poinsettias at Christmas time.

  6. Those poinsettias are so pretty and very ingenious of you to improvise with the colored pencils! This is beautiful. Love those splatters, too.

  7. Nancy, I really enjoyed your card and the poinsettia flowers. I have to get me some of those this holiday. You are so right about the quality of the paper, I recently learned that one. Love that you out a tag on this card too. Very nice job, I love to read your posts!

  8. Beautiful flowers!!! Love your splatters looks great!!!!

  9. Your card makes me swoon! So, so beautiful!

  10. This is beautiful! Your husband sounds like a great guy, buying such wonderful paper! I can’t tell the difference with your poinsettias, but it’s good to know that there’s a variation in color when using diff papers.

  11. Those water coloured poinsettias are so pretty!! The splatter and tag just finish things off beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me…!

  12. Well your card is pretty no matter what type of paper you used! I love the watercolored poinsettias and the splattered background! Lovely card!

  13. GORGEOUS! Love those pretty poinsettias and the platters! Perfect!

  14. I would have never known that 1) you used two different papers, and 2) that you went over the flowers on the tag with pencils! That was a brilliant idea!! Your card is all kinds of fabulous!

  15. What a beauty, Nancy! Love the colors you’ve used for your poinsettias and adore those splatters!

  16. Lovely card and your watercolouring is beautiful.

  17. This is really lovely, Nancy. You’re right about the paper. I find that my Zig Brush Pens come out different colors on different papers.

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