Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

No Line Watercolor


I saw the Better with You stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, and I had to give no line water coloring a try! I was having a hard time deciding on a color scheme and my friend suggested the mad bluebird!


Photo Courtesy of Stephen L Tabone

I had never heard of them before and he was so cute!!  My water coloring wasn’t exactly no line, but I love how it turned out!

It’s super easy to create!  This will be the technique for club this month!

  1. Use a light color to stamp the image you want to color.  I used Sahara Sand.
  2. Use your aqua painter & ink refills to create the watercolor images
  3. If you want darker shading, wait for the first layer to dry completely.
  4. I did use a Stampin’ Write marker tip to define his eye and beak.
  5. I completed the look with a pearl colored with a black sharpie.


The background of the Balmy Blue is the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder!  It turns your card stock into textured in a flash!

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Love You Lots


These little critters in the  Love you Lots set are just too cute!  I stamped them with Basic Black Archival on the Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I like to use that when I am running low on watercolor paper.  (Which seems like always!)  I used the Aqua Painter to color the hedgehogs.  Once it dried, I used the Chocolate Chip marker to accentuate the spines on their body.


I wanted to do a different sized card, so I chose the 5×5 for this one.  I LOVE ladybugs!  I had a couple pieces for scrap already dry embossed and so this card came together really quickly!

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