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Apr 9, 2014

More watercolor fun

I wanted to do some more watercoloring and since Easter is right around the corner I decided to make an Easter card. I started out by stamping the image (by Penny Black) onto watercolor paper using black stazon ink. Then I stamped it again onto a post-it note and cut this out to create a mask so I could watercolor the background without getting ink onto the image.
I used my husband's Grumbacher watercolor paints for painting. After covering up the image with my mask, I brushed clean water over the paper using a foam brush. Then I used an aquapainter to paint the backround. After it dried I removed the mask and then used the aquapainter to color in the image using the same paints. It's simple one layer card.I just added the ribbon and some glitter, then adhered it onto a watercolor card base. The sentiment is from an old SU easter stamp set. I stamped it using basic gray ink, wish I had just used black ink instead.
There are lots of Easter challenges going on at the moment so I am entering my card in several :-)
Creative Card Crew -Spring
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Easter
Crafty Sentiment Designs  - Easter
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Easter Animal
 Cards in Envy -  Easter A2 card 
Card Mania  Easter
 Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes / Easter
 Crafty Boots -  Easter
Lexi's Creations - Easter 
My Craft Spot -  Happy Easter 
 Dream Valley  Easter
Red Carpet Studio  Hop- Easter Inspired Project
And that should be all for today. Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you have a great day with some sunshine in it too! 


  1. Very cute card. Great watercoloring.

  2. Gorgeous Easter card, your painting technique looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. What a beautiful Easter card! The image is adorable and your watercoloring is gorgeous. I love the sweet ribbon detailing, too. :o) Thank you for sharing your lovely Easter card with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. So pretty.Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  5. Such a pretty card, I love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  6. I love that background you have created. Your card is so cute and reminds me of a book I had as a child. The little bee makes the whole thing perfect! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  7. Lovely card Ellie x Susan x

  8. Sweet card, lovely colouring.

  9. Aaah gorgeous hun, Luv Sam x

  10. Very nice card. Wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios!

  11. A great easter card very cute.
    Thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Artistic Inspirations.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  12. Oh my Ellie, your card is gorgeous and super cute !! So glad you could play along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. Hi Ellie what an adorable Easter card, your watercolouring is fabulous! So pleased you joined us at Crafty Sentiments this week, hope to see you again for our next challenge! Susan x

  14. Gorgeous Easter card :) Clean and simple! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good Luck, Joanna DT

  15. Oh! I love your watercoloring and this image is so adorable! Beautiful Easter Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  16. So pretty! LOVE the watercoloring!!! So glad you joined our challenge at My Craft Spot this week!

  17. Beautiful card! I love your watercoloring! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  18. Very nice simple and sweet card you made. Great image and is very well combined with ribbon.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Adriana DT

  19. Super spring card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan


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