Tuesday 26 January 2016

The Paper Players 279

I know that there is massive snow in the USA this week but here, it's a heat wave. The second week in a row of high temperatures has seen the swimming pool and the barbecue getting lots of use. Despite the heat in my craft room, I had to brave it for this week's wonderful sketch at The Paper Players.

I've been continuing my watercolour experiments with Flowering Fields from the Sale-abration catalogue, which is a set that I hadn't anticipated liking so much until I started playing with it.

I used an acrylic block to stamp Lost Lagoon and Old Olive onto watercolour paper. I white embossed the images then used inkwash to colour them in. I dried it with a heat tool because, in this case, I did not want to have a bleeding effect. I also stamped a few images in Old Olive to give the illusion of depth.

Card: Lost Lagooon, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Wildflower Fields DSP, watercolour paper
Stamps: Flowering Fields, Balloon Celebrations, Papillon Potpourri
Inks: Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Versamark, Tuxedo Black
Other: White embossing powder, honeycomb embossing folder, circle framelits, Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, Blackberry Bliss marker to colour cut white edges, dimensionals


  1. OH, Jan this is gorgeous! The colors on your sponging and flowers are lovely together and the background texture is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Jan, beautiful water coloring! I love this set too and have been playing a little with it, but nothing as pretty as this one. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players.

  3. Your coloring looks amazing Jan! Beautiful card using our sketch this week! Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

  4. You have this technique perfected. I love this one too.