8.10.15

Watercolored Card

Watercoloring
          Though I love making cards and other paper crafts I am not much of a coloring person...I somehow don't have much patience for it! But I loved this cute stamp I had won from Wild Rose Studio and so did a bit of coloring to make this purple die-cut laden card.
          I am sharing purple creations to support Becca's commendable Hop to Stop Domestic Violence awareness campaign. I have been sharing small anecdotes and messages in my previous posts on this theme...In this card the little mouse is holding a gift. Victims of domestic violence need to most of all gift themselves the "right to feel happy and at peace"....you dont have to take the abuse for your child or your parents or anyone else....you too have a right to be happy and live in a peaceful home .
          Now coming to crafty advice ....Paper-crafting can become an expensive hobby if you allow it to and it is not surprising that a newbie often feels overwhelmed seeing all the expensive products and complicated techniques out there . A crafter recently asked me if we needed Copics to color images for card making or whether the much cheaper Faber Castell would suffice....well actually you can even use a set of ordinary crayons to create a beautiful card !!
         Let me illustrate a simple point ...though I have the expensive Staedler Watercolor Pencils I somehow prefer the smoother flow of the much cheaper Faber Castell! So its not necessary that you will like an expensive product better!
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              And dont let my shoddy coloring skills make you think you need expensive stuff...drop by my friend Chrissy's blog and you can really see how she uses Faber Castell watercolor pencils to colors super gorgeous images!
Watercolored Wild Rose Studio Mouse on Blue bells stamp
              I  used mowed lawn distress ink , water and a paint brush to add the greenery. The golden centers were created using liquid pearls.The image was cut using my favorite Wild Rose Studio Floral frame die who edges I heat embossed with Ranger's Frosted Crystal embossing powder and highlighted the texture with seedless preserve distress inks.
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          I have used layer upon layer of Marianne die cuts on this card...the beauty of these dies is how they are transformed by inking![Here is a post showing how to ink die cuts: 3 D Chariot Making]
Distress Inks
 I hope you like this watercolored card
Craft Supplies : Dies : Marianne Designs Petra Corners , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 1, Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3 , Marianne Designs Anja Vintage Border , Wild Rose Studio floral frame, Cheery Lynn  grass border
Stamps : Wild Rose Studio Mouse on Blue Bells
Linking to BGC Anything theme,

50 comments:

  1. I LOVED that cutie pie image Sonia...and also the water coloring! I was overwhemled seeing copics too..but now have sufficed myself with water colors and DIs .. :) Thanks for sharing! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. This is so beautiful... those layered dies do come alive with your beautiful coloring and distressing...

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  3. This is sooooo adorable! Another great project for the hop. Thank you for supporting domestic violence awareness.

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  4. WOW WOW WOW and more WOW's this is gorgeous.

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  5. Beautiful card! I love these pretty, soft shades of purple and lilac! The little critter is pretty cute too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  6. Absolutely stunning design Sonia!! :) HUGS

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  7. It's a beautiful card and the colors just make one dream away!

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  8. This is so pretty and I have to agree you can make anything look wonderful even with the lower end supplies. This is wonderful had to hop over to your blog and check it out Hugs Nikki

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  9. The card and colouring is awesome Sonia ji

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  10. such a sweet mouse and what a beautiful coloring job!!!!!!!

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  11. Lovely card with pretty purple color ! Eve the cards has layers ,it doesn't look bulky at all !
    Yes I too was overwhelmed..initially but later found I had many coloring supplies already that I can use like water color pencil ,color pencils and our humble sketch pens !

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  12. This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and I think you did a fabulous job coloring this sweet image. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  13. Wonderful layering and coloring Sonia !! loved the colors on this card !!

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  14. Holy flibbertigibbets! The delicate lacy detail here is AMAZING! I can't imagine how much time went into this creation! Absolutely gorgeous make and THANK YOU for continuing to support the Hop to Stop with your incredible talent.

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  15. Your cards are always stunning. I just love the little mouse and the mushroom brad. I subscribe to your website and always amazed of your beautiful projects and techniques that you come up with each week. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy Hill

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  16. Gorgeous card Sonia, I like the sweet image and the beautiful die cuts
    Kevin xx

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  17. WOW, looks super pretty! and I always love your pink & purple crafts! This card is lovely no doubt!

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  18. Beautiful card Sonia!! your coloring is beautiful! If you have the time, do check Kathy Racoosin's 30 day coloring challenge here. It's not mandatory to join in everyday and it's ok to spend just 5 or 10 mins coloring.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much for the link Berina...I will check it out

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  19. Oh my, this is so very pretty Sonia, beautiful coloring with your watercolor pencils, so delicate, great colours too, fabulous, I love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  20. To start with your design is stunning Sonia..I love the sweet little image and you have coloured beautifully..I must admit I have never used my pencils with water..I use archival blending oil and pencil stubs so now water is a on my "try it out " list...and the good thing about using pencils for me is, the cheaper the card stock the better the result....Gorgeous card and thank you for the compliment.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. Such a wonderful project, so sweet and delicate!!! Love the soft colours,the gorgous frames and the leaves! Great project for a great cause! You are so talented, your makes are always just perfect!!!

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  22. Beautiful card. Love the cute image , the colouring and the way you used the die cuts.

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  23. Really gorgeous! Love the beautiful design, palette, and die cuts! Darling image and fabulous bling! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  24. Absolutely stunning Sonia and the colours and your design are wonderful.
    Debs xxx

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  25. This is so Gorgeous Sonia..Loz

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  26. Had to pop by for a closer look, so pretty and beautifully coloured.
    Julie x

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  27. Very pretty. I have some watercolor pencils and I love using them

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  28. Beautiful as always!
    Sherrie K

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  29. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the pearls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Gorgeous card! Love the cute image and the die cuts are beautiful!

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  31. This is gorgeous card Sonia! I love the die cuts & how you assembled them together :) the cutie pie in the center is just wow!! Beautiful coloring & I love that mushroom :) ;)

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  32. Sonia this is SO gorgeous!! Your coloring is wonderful and the pretty die really shows off the sweet image! SUPER job :)

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  33. Wow...the card is so goregous...I m so happy I got some time today and i got to see the beautiful card by you :)

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  34. Stunning card - wow! TFS

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  35. Wow...ur coloring is just awesome....i too have the same pencils but yet to try .. n guess what happened with me ...i got the green lead inside in my sky blue pencil color...... so i need to buy one more set for only one color ...unlucky me !! but thanks for sharing the Chrissys Link...!!

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  36. wow this is so gorgeous..

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  37. Absolutely STUNNING!!!! So beautiful!
    Lynn

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  38. Wow, what a stunning card, like the soft purples and the layers of die-cuts. You card is made with a lot of love. Gorgeous.

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  39. Gorgeous! Thank you for reminding me about coloring the die cuts like that - really striking, Sonia! And now for my other hat: Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  40. beautiful project!! :)
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog!
    Be sure to check it out: http://fridayfinally.blogspot.it/2015/10/merry-christmouse-giveaway.html

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  41. So cute!! Love your soft and pretty card! Thank you for joining me at Winnie & Walter ♥

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  42. Beautiful card. Love the gorgeous dies on your creation.
    Thanks for the tip on my blog.
    Blessing,Elly

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  43. Beautiful card for a important campaign. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-llicious. Hugs Kelly

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  44. What a beautiful card you have made for the hop to stop DV. I love all the elements you have used and the pearls just sparkle!

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  45. This is stunning!! I love the colors and the design!! All of the layers are amazing!! And what a sweet image, too!! Gorgeous my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  46. This is just beautiful, love all the pretty embellishments, thanks so much for joining us at Magnolialicious xo Julie P

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  47. Gorgeous card! Love the color and the dies you used on your card, and that mushroom embellishment is so sweet! I think you did an awesome job coloring this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

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  48. Absolutely stunning. Wonderful watercolouring!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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