Friday, May 27, 2016

Watercoloring a large image

Hello everyone :)

Today I'd like to share this card using a HUGE image:

I'm happy to share this card as a

When I picked this stamp (Penny Black 40-429 Fab Friend) I knew it was totally different from the style that I usually tend to use but I think leaving your comfort zones in the best way to learn, grown and stretch your creativity. So I picked this super large image with two precious ladies :)
I thought it would be perfect for watercoloring, SO I pulled out my Schmincke watercolors (I really need practice!) and took my time to color. It was like meditation and I enjoyed it a lot!

I didn't wat to add a stamped sentiment that would interfere with the image, so I pulled out my hello die (Penny Black 51-104 Hello), cut it from the colored panel and carefull adhered it with some foam tape, to make it show up.

Everything else is pretty obvious :)

The card felt kind of unbalanced at first. I was colored nicely, has some sequins, an interesting layout, but it just felt incomplete. I then adhered that small panner from some patterned paper in a matching color and this little pice of paper really had a big impact. It pulled everything together and balanced the card. Sometimes it's worth to just add a super small element!

Hope you like the card - I think it turned out pretty cool, even if this is not my go-to-style :)

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Wonderful card, love love the colours you chose. They work perfectly with this stamp and the inset die cut wow

  2. Guten Morgen,
    das ist einer der schönsten Karten, die ich seit langem gesehen habe. Die Farben sind sommerfrisch, deine kleinen Ideen darin ganz wundervoll.Wunderbar!!
    GlG Elisabeth

  3. Das sieht SUPER aus, Christine !!! Tolle Farben - richtig schön sommerlich.

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  4. Wow... your coloring on this looks amazing! Beautiful card and a great finishing tip! Also, congrats on your recent win at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  5. Ich kann mich Elisabeth nur anschließen! Diese Karte ist unglaublich! Colorieren ist echt ne Kunst. Hammer! Bin ganz verliebt :-)
    Liebe Grüße, Nadine


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