Watercolour Doodles!!



Mr. Brown came today with my shipment from Stampin' Up and I got the new Doodle This stamp set!! So I immediately mounted it and began to play!!

Doodling and doodle-ish stamps are all the rage right now and I have been trying my hand at the freestyle thing on some of my sb pages. This is the first stamp set of this style that I have stamped with though and I'm lovin' the look!!

I stamped the blooms and the stems on watercolour paper (and oh, when watercolouring, this paper makes SUCH a difference) and then chose my colours. The way I do this is by grabbing my stamp pads which have the colours on the outside of course, and putting different combinations together. For this card I chose Marigold Morning, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and Not Quite Navy.

I start off doing the whole area I want to colour with a light shade of that colour and then I go in afterward to shade with a darker splash of that same colour. After painting the flowers, I then shaded around them using Bordering Blue. I pop-dotted the main image, added some stitched grosgrain ribbon from the Prep School Ribbon Originals, stamped the bottom of the card base using the sketchy stamp from Like it a Latte and added a little tag. I'm totally thrilled with the final card!!! Especially since this is only like the third time I've watercoloured!! Don'tcha love it when it all comes together???

15 comments:

Lindsey Botkin said...

This is so cute! Love the colors and coloring! :)

Stampernmore said...

love your card! The colors are great and so is your watercoloring. The paper does make such a difference!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors and you did an awesome job watercoloring!!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Your coloring is amazing!! You so totally rock sistah! This card reeeeeally needs to go SOUTH!! lol
SouthWest as a matter of fact! (((hugs)))

Heidi said...

This is great! Your watercoloring and shading is great! I just got my new SU Aquapainters in the mail yesterday and I am really looking forward to using them!

monika/buzsy said...

Very nice! Love the watercoloring. TFS!

Erika said...

Your watercoloring is GORGEOUS...you rock, girl!

Melanie said...

I love the color combination. The card is gorgeous.

Amy said...

I really like that card. Great job. I just wanted to tell you that is is one of my favorite blogs to check in on. Hope you have a great week!

Shadowcatcher said...

I'm drooling here. Guess I should have ordered this set after all! LOL! Just love your shading - simply divine!

Julie said...

Really nice card Kim - I've been hedging on this set but I think I need to take the plunge!

shellley Davis said...

Kimmie,
This is a beautiful card. I love the shading on it.
Shelley

Donna aka Sapphire1968 on SCS said...

So pretty! I love the colors you used for this card. I so wish I could stamp like you girl!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the coloring, the colors you used and the layout! In short...everything.

Darcy said...

that is so perfect! man! you did a wonderful job on this card!!

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