I’ve got simple watercolour pencil art cards to keep you out of trouble today! I do LOVE to colour, don’t you? Remember the box of 64 (what I wouldn’t have DONE for the set of 128!) Crayola crayons? Were you like me? I was in heaven! Content for HOURS colouring away in my books when I was a kid. Rain or shine, my mom always knew I wasn’t getting up to any trouble – not that I did anyway 😋 – when I had a fist full of crayons.
Now I’ve got more…Ahem grown up colouring tools, I can still zone out for hours, blending and colouring and shading – and keeping out of trouble. Now my “oh so versatile” watercolour pencils – that I love SO much – give me that exact same kind of fun. And I tell ya, they are a steal of a deal at only $21 for the entire set (a baker’s dozen of Stampin’ Up!’s colours). If you don’t have some, you’re going to want your very own!
Even though I can colour for hours, I had a ball designing a card that takes mere MINUTES to make for Keep it Simple Sunday. And I used a surprising tool you might not think of!
Remember my congrats card from a couple weeks ago? The BOLD coloured one using watercolour pencils and your Stampin’ Spritzer? Yeah, that one! You probably wouldn’t think this one and that one are even made with the same supplies! Well, almost the same supplies…
Any idea what my surprising tool is? Maybe this shot will help.
Instead of my aqua painter or my Stampin’ Spritzer or my sponge daubers, I created my soft colours and accents here TOTALLY with the Wink of Stella! It blends your coloured piece so beautifully and adds such a pretty shine.
Make your own simple watercolour pencil art cards
- Whisper White cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”
- Calypso Coral cardstock 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
- So Saffron cardstock 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
- Calypso Coral ombre ribbon – cut about 5” long
- Stamp flowers and words in Basic Black Archival Ink.
- Colour lightly in corners, along edges and in stamens of lilies with Daffodil Delight watercolour pencil and colouring with a soft swirlig motion.
- Use the Pumpkin Pie watercolour pencil to lightly colour the stamens.
- Lightly colour stems with Old Olive, then Early Espresso watercolour pencil.
- Use Wink of Stella to go over all coloured areas, starting with the Lilly and ending with the stems.
- Colour lightly along left edges only with Basic Gray watercolour pencil.
- Attach ribbon to back left side with SNAIL.
- Adhere to piece of Calypso Coral, then to folded So Saffron card.
So now it’s up to you. Go grab your Wink of Stella and your Watercolour Pencils and get back to being a kid. Don’t have the watercolour pencils? Treat yourself to one of the gosh darn BEST deals in the catalogue for hours of fun and creativity.
I love my watercolour pencils. They’re my numero uno way to create gorgeous colour on the go. Ultra portable, fast and fun, I get hours of enjoyment from this inexpensive little supply. And now that I’ve discovered the Wink of Stella, I’ve got one more way to create simple watercolour pencil art cards to keep me out of trouble – just ask my mom!