One of my passions is colour blending with watercolour pencils. Well maybe not just the “water” part…it’s the colour pencils part. There’s something so satisfying in building up layers of gorgeous blended pigment on beautiful images like this one.
And we often think watercolour pencils means they need an Aqua Painter or spritzer to bring them to life. I think you might agree with me this just isn’t so!
Changes for You!
I’m so excited to share a change in my Keep It Simple Sundays. Now they will all come with a free PDF you can download to make the design at home. Not only will you get the full measurements and instructions, you’ll get clickable links so you always have the supply list close at hand.
I love this hibiscus from the retiring Humming Along stamp set. It offers up lots of opportunity for colouring and shading. (and if you’re so inclined, dies to crop the lovely images just so!)
A few years ago, I received a card very similar to this from my Stampin’ Up! upline, Karen Duke. I loved the design and the technique and knew I would re-create it someday. Well, today’s that day!
There’s a bunch of things I love about it but what stands out the most for me? How about the
- beautifully blended colours in the hibiscus
- variety of green tones of the leaves
- bold black border framing the focal point
- simplicity of the design
Let’s have a close-up look at the seamless blending then you can grab your free pdf and you’re off!
Let’s Make It!
Click on the box to get all the steps.
Oh one last thing. You probably want to finish off the inside of your card too. Notice I didn’t choose to colour it. I thought the black and white sentiment and leaf were exactly right just as they are. What do you think?
If you love to colour too, you may love this birthday card too.
Hardly Any Supplies!
One of the best things about a colour blended card like this? All the ooomph! is in the colouring. You need very few supplies to create one at home! Click on any of the supplies here to add them to your own stash of creativity!
Thanks for Stopping By
I appreciate you taking time to take a peek. I hope you enjoyed the project and you’ll give it a try at home with your free pdf.
If you have any questions, be sure to drop me an email. I love hearing from you and I’ll get back to you asap! But I sure hope you’ll give colour blending with watercolour pencils a shot – I bet you’ll love the results.