Monochrome Watercolour With Adore You Stamp Set

by Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone! Lydia here with you today showing that you don't need to use lots of different colours to create a watercolour background. For this card I used just one grey watercolour marker and Adore You Stamp Set!


I started by stamping flower and leaf clusters all over a piece of watercolour card with black ink using Adore You Stamp Set. Once I was happy with the amount of floral images I set to work. Using my single grey watercolour marker I added colour to the centres of the flowers and leaves. Then using a damp brush I pulled this colour out to colour the images. And then left to dry.


Once the flowers and leaves were dry I used the same grey marker to go around the outside of the images. Once again I then took a damp brush to soften out the colour around the edges. I have to say I'm really liking the effect this gives.


To finish I again took Adore You Stamp Set to stamp a sentiment onto the same dark grey card I used for my card base. I used an embossing ink so I could then emboss it in white embossing powder. When it had cooled I matted this onto some vellum before adding to the background with foam pads.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you give this monochromatic colouring a go!

Hugs, Lydia.

S lydia 1


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Erum Tasneem April 23, 2017 - 9:29 AM

This is just beautiful!! Look’s like a fabric pattern!

Celeste Goff April 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

What a beautiful card! I love the pretty muted colors!

Laura P. April 23, 2017 - 10:09 AM

This is very pretty! The images are beautiful and the gray watercoloring really lets them shine on their own. I like the vellum behind the greeting, too!

KarenB April 23, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Such a beautiful technique! Thanks for sharing.

Becky Potter April 23, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Beautiful card. Great instructions.

Jeanne April 23, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea and card. This could be a very versatile style! I really like it.

Stacy White April 23, 2017 - 10:51 AM

This is beautiful! I love gray! Thank you for sharing!

Pamela McNulty April 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

I love this simple technique and the quantity of results.
Beautiful in the subtle grays.

Teresa Doyle April 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

WOW Lydia, I absolutely LOVE this and am SO going to give it a try. Very nicely done!

Holly Saveur April 23, 2017 - 11:28 AM

LOVE it!!

Dasa April 23, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Gorgeous…I am so glad I ordered this set recently..waiting for happy mail ?

Karen Russell April 23, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Love it! I just got this set! Thanks for the inspiration!

CaroleAnn April 23, 2017 - 2:10 PM

I absolutely love this and now I have more inspiration – just need an extra hour in the day to run to my craft room and try it out!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs

Jean Marmo April 23, 2017 - 2:25 PM


Billie A April 23, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Beautiful. I love the blue you used and the little water color. Very inspirational.

Helen April 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

This is a lovely card, Lydia. Thanks for sharing the techniques you used. I’ll be trying them.

Lisa Angel April 23, 2017 - 6:34 PM

so soft and beautiful!

Liz O April 23, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracy Lustick April 23, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Very pretty !

Tara Prince April 24, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Beautiful card!

Michele April 24, 2017 - 11:04 AM

What a beautiful card! Love your technique and the grays can be lovely! I would not think to do this ! Thank you for sharing! It does look like fabric.. Love it!!!❤️


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