Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team!  I hope that your September is off to a good start – if not, today’s Hop will help with that. We have lots of inspiration for you with watercolouring.

Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop


Each of us in the Design Team have created a project to show you, showcasing some of the great supplies available from Scrap ‘N Stamp. Did you know that there are watercolour supplies in store?! Well, now you do! At the end of each post, you’ll find a link to the next person in line. Just click that link, and you’ll be taken directly to the next post. In case the internet gremlins get in the way, you’ll also find a complete list of all of the participating blogs, at the very bottom of the post. If you’ve been hopping from the start, you’ll have arrived to my post here from the amazing Kia’s post. She is so talented! I love visiting her site for tons of inspiration.  After viewing my post, you’ll be directed to continue on to Susan’s beautiful project.  But first – let’s look at my project!


As soon I saw saw this summer release from Penny Black, I knew I had to have this stamp set (plus more!). I adore her scenic stamps, as they give me loads of opportunity to colour in many different mediums. So of course it was a natural choice for our Watercolour Wishes blog hop! Does this image live up to it’s name of ‘Paradise‘, or what?!

Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop


Basically, this is a combination of stamping as well as watercolouring. In order to stamp the different colours without doing a lot of masking, first set up your cardstock and the stamp in a stamp platform. Ink up one colour at a time, stamping it, then move onto the next colour. For example, start with inking up the tree fronds first with Shabby Shutters ink toward the middle. Stamp down onto your cardstock, and the ink up the fronds with Mowed Lawn distress ink towards the outside of the fronds. You can repeat this as many times as you want, because you’re using the stamp platform. Also, you don’t necessarily have to clean off the stamp between stamping, because you’ve stamped off the ink onto the cardstock.

Continue doing this until the images are all stamped. I chose the following colours of Distress inks for stamping my image. Tree trunks: Vintage Photo  Sand: Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Trees: Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters. After you’ve applied the colours, clean off the entire stamp. Ink it up with Versamark ink, and stamp over the entire image. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. This will preserve your ink colours, while you add watercolours for the rest of the card front.


For the watercolour, I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. To do this, first scribble the marker onto a non-porous surface, like a craft mat, clear block or piece of acetate. Add water to the surface with either a small sprayer, or with your water brush.  Pick up the colour with the brush, and apply to your panel, just as you would with a watercolour paint.  You control the strength of the colour by the amount of water you add. Adding water to your panel first, before applying the ink, will also effect the colour.

These are the Zig colours I chose to use for my card. Sand: 072 Beige. Water: 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue. Sky: 030 Blue, 032 Persian Blue. Sunset: 050 Yellow, 022 Carmine Red, 070 Orange.

Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop

You can see that I created the sunset effect by adding the Carmine Red with a lot of water, so it’s more of a pink glow.


I hope that you enjoyed my project, and feel comfortable knowing that you CAN produce watercolour projects, without owning half of an art store!  Now you’ll want to head over to Susan’s blog, and see her amazing project! But before you go – be sure to leave a comment here on my post, as well as all of the others. One winner from all of the comments will be chosen on Sept. 19th, and will receive a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

For another chance to win, join the September Watercolour theme challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page! Create and share a picture of your watercolour project there, and at the end of the month, one lucky winner will be drawn from there.

BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE! This weekend only (September 6th – 8th)  watercolour supplies in store at Scrap ‘N Stamp are 20% Off! Click to shop now!

For purchasing any of the supplies I used in my project, links have been included below the list of participating blogs.




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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

39 thoughts on “Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop

    1. I just love these Penny Black scenic stamps – I’m glad you do too, Chala! Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

    1. Thank you Phyllis! Yes, the hurricane has been awful. Hopefully with lots of help it can be restored soon

  1. Oh I love the clear embossing to save the palms. That’s brilliant. Thank you for such a super idea!

    1. I’m so glad that you found the clear embossing tip helpful, Bunny! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind comments – I’m so glad that you like my beach card. I hope you get a chance to try this watercolour technique!

    1. Thank you, Franca! I’m glad that you like my tropical Paradise card. I need a vacation that looks like this, too! 🙂

  2. II need to follow your steps, especially the clear embossing idea. I have the little umbrellas for those drinks, will see you all at the beach!

    1. I’m so glad that you found my post helpful, Gina! I’ll meet you at the beach – don’t forget those drink umbrellas! 🙂

    1. Wouldn’t it be great if the whole team could go to a place like this for a weekend, Nancy?! Thanks for your kind comment on my card – glad you like it 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous!! The sunrise is really amazing. I love the way the colors blended together! Such a soothing card!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Angela! It means a lot, coming from someone as talented as you 🙂

    1. You’re so kind – thanks for your lovely comment, Jane! I hope you’ve enjoyed the entire Hop. Best of luck on the prize draw 🙂

    1. Thank you, Denise! I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing my ‘Paradise’ card. I hope you’ve enjoyed our entire Hop 🙂

  4. I love learning new techniques and your method of coloring and then clear embossing was new to me. I will search through my stamps and give it a try. Thanks!

    1. Thank you, Kathy! I’m glad to read that you like my Paradise card. Happy that you also like the step of clear embossing before watercolouring – glad I could share that 🙂

  5. I totally understand why you wanted this fabulous stamp- it really does look like paradise!. I like how you first inked up the stamp and then sealed it with embossing. Never thought of doing that so that you can then transition into watercolouring.

    1. Thank you, Mary-Anne! I’m glad that you like my ‘paradise’ card, and that the step of clear embossing before switching to watercolouring is helpful 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Meghan! I’m glad that you like my ‘Paradise’ card for the blog hop.

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