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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop | September 2021

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination
Inspired by the back of the Watercolor Pencil box!

Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello friends!  It's Fri-YAY!!!  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop as we share lots of inspiration using watercolor pencils.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

I love a good challenge and finding a fun way to show you how to use your watercolor pencils was just what I needed.  My color inspiration came from the back of the Watercolor Pencils box...  and the interior designer in me started thinking of paint color samples.  **WINK**

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

Project Details

Shaded Summer was just calling to me to be used as fall is just around the corner.  The largest image was stamped with Night of Navy ink randomly on a Basic White Cardstock layer.  Using the watercolor pencil to be used for coloring, a horizontal line was drawn.  To create the cross-hatch effect, 45 degree angle strokes were made starting from the lower left corner to the right.  Varying the pressure on the strokes aides to the different texture.  

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

Once these background areas are shaded, the process is repeated starting from the lower right corner to the left.  You may wish to stop after this; however, I chose to repeat the first layer going from left to right for more depth and texture.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

The colored sections are approximately 2.6cm with 1mm between the sections.  Yes, I'm an inches crafter; however, the size of the panel divided up so nicely with the metric side of my Small Grid Paper that I had on my Stamparatus.  

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

The watercolor pencil background layer was adhered to a slightly larger Basic White Cardstock layer.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink onto a scrap piece of Night of Navy, heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and trimmed with my Paper Trimmer.  The card layers were adhered to the Night of Navy Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals creating a mini slim card that fits perfectly in the Basic White Medium EnvelopesWhite Baker's Twine was wrapped around the front of the card and tied off with a small bow.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

To  complete the card the inside was stamped to compliment the card front.  The envelope front and flap were also stamped to give the recipient a sneak peek for what's inside.

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create a handmade card using watercolor pencils to share with someone to make them smile.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #14 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set along with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks A, D; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips;  Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals

STAMPS

  • Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with qualifying orders)

INK

  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad; VersaMark Pad; Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

PAPER

  • Night of Navy and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Baker's Twine Essentials Pack


You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 2-1/4" x 5-3/8" (x2); 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" 
  • Night of Navy - 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 2-3/4" (card base); scraps for heat embossing


#handmadecards #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #coloringwithwatercolorpencils #stamping #shadedsummer #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #coloringtechniques #crosshatch #stampinup #stampinupcolorcoordination

5 comments

  1. love that you used Navy! I forgot what a great neutral it can be! How did you get such clean lines between each colour??

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  2. Great card and your coloring technique is really good!! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Gorgeous card Angie, loving the ombre cross-hatching x

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