Soft Watercoloring with Peony Spray

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone and happy Tuesday!

It's Lydia here. Today, I'll be sharing a card made with the ever-so-pretty Peony Spray Stamp Set.

Altenew Peony Spray Lydia Evans 1I started by stamping the peony image from the stamp set onto some watercolor cardstock using embossing ink and then heat set this using white embossing powder.

I then masked this image off before stamping it again, using embossing ink once again, and heat-setting with white embossing powder. Once I had my images in place it was then time to do some loose watercoloring.

Altenew Peony Spray Lydia Evans 2I covered the whole piece of watercolor cardstock using clean, clear water and then dropped in color where I wanted it. I used some Crisp Inks as my watercolor medium by adding some ink to my work surface then using a wet paintbrush to pick up the ink.

The colors I used were Olive and Moss for the leaves, Caribbean Sky, Dusk and Puffy Heart for the flowers. I just love how the pinks and blues mixed together on their own to create all different shades of purple too.

Altenew Peony Spray Lydia Evans 4To finish, I simply added a sentiment from Love You So Mush Stamp Set embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again really soon.



S lydia 1

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Peony Spray Stamp Set
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Love You So Mush Stamp Set
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Moss
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Oval Caribbean Sky
Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink
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Dusk Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Puffy Heart
Puffy Heart Crisp Dye Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Jet Black Cardstock
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Tara Prince March 13, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Such pretty colors!!

Karthikha Uday March 13, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Ooooh this is gorgeous!

Daria Zender March 13, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Just lovely, Lydia!

Dana M March 13, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors.

Liz O. March 13, 2018 - 11:38 AM

? gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey Magner March 13, 2018 - 12:47 PM

This card is so beautiful, I love the pretty soft colors. Great post, thanks.

Maureen Reiss March 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

This is sooo Pretty!!!

Patricia Higgins March 13, 2018 - 2:22 PM

What a beautiful work of art! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Rossouw March 13, 2018 - 3:15 PM

So pretty!

Henriëtte March 13, 2018 - 3:20 PM

It’s gorgeous Lydia, I love this stamp set. Thanks for showing.

Helen March 13, 2018 - 3:49 PM

This is so lovely, Lydia. The soft coloring combinations are a great selection. tfs

kirsty vittetoe March 13, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Fantastic card!

Bev Page March 13, 2018 - 8:25 PM

This card is simply gorgeous Lydia. Thanks so much for sharing. Going to see if you made a video of this one. I prefer to watch you girls create. Love it.

janet March 13, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Beautiful! LOVE the soft dreamy colours, they really make the black sentiment strip “shine”!

Jan D., FL March 14, 2018 - 7:45 AM

Such a pretty card. I have to work hard at watercoloring, but the resist technique works best for me. So nice that you also have pretty stamps to work with.

Billie A March 14, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Love the wonderful color choices. Beautiful

Lisa Ainscough March 15, 2018 - 5:57 AM

What a beautiful and colourful card. Just lovely.


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