I’m in Love…

With watercolor!  This is one of my favorite cards ever…

Here’s what I’m talking about…


What a joy this was to work with.  The watercolor paper was lightly sprayed with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powder and spritzed with water for the background effect.  I used the Ultramarine Blue and Pthalo Green in the lower corner and Alizarin Crimson at the top.  Once the color had “burst” I sprayed on some Lemon Yellow at the center of the card.

Because I couldn’t wait for it to dry, I used the heat gun.  Then stamped the flower in Memento Black.  I extended the stem with a black Micron pen.  I sprayed a small amount of the Pthalo Green on a palate and added water to paint the leaves and stem.  While it was still wet, a bit of Lemon Yellow was added to the leaves.

To be sure I didn’t ruin this background, the MISTI was used to add the sentiment from Best Thoughts.

A little Linen Thread was added to the bottom and then this watercolor paper was added to Basic Black with Tomboy Glue and weighted until dry to be sure the paper didn’t warp and come lose.

Both layers were added to the Heavy Weight Whisper White cardstock cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

This card is so impressive in person…it’s the reaction of the Color Burst with the water and the texture of the watercolor paper. I’m in love!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh my word…that’s funny!

Inky fingers…will make you HaPpY!



    • You are going to love playing with those powders…amazing. Thanks so much for commenting!…B

  1. I’m in LOVE too! Stunningly beautiful! I don’t recognize the flower stamp; is it from SU?…if not, can you say? It’s beautiful also. Love your blog! Thank you for sharing.
    Warmly, Kathy

    • Hey Kathy…Yes it is SU! A Hostess stamp set called Best Thoughts. Thanks so much for your sweet comments…B

  2. I love your color combination with these powders. Do you spray a fixative on your finished work? I have read that the powders brush off? Haven’t tried them yet just gathering all the info. I can. Thanks.

    • Hey Jane…you can spray the watercolor paper with the dry pigment either before or after wetting your paper. I like to spray the pigment on dry watercolor paper then spritz with water. The reaction is amazing to watch. Thanks for commenting…B