Colour Your Season

Hello & welcome to another wonderful ESAD blog hop!

The theme of this blog hop is the fabulous Colour Your Season limited time only range from Stampin’ Up!

To keep things simple, I’ve chosen to highlight just the watercolour pencils today.

It’s no secret that I LOVE COLOURING….so as soon as Stampin’ Up! announced that they were offering a set of watercolour pencils in a new colour assortment I just knew that I HAD TO HAVE THEM!! 

Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

The new colour assortment has

  1. Cherry Cobbler,
  2. Flirty Flamingo,
  3. Cajun Craze,
  4. Crushed Curry,
  5. Granny Apple Green,
  6. Garden Green,
  7. Coastal Cabana,
  8. Balmy Blue,
  9. Night of Navy,
  10. Gorgeous Grape.

That’s a total of 10 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, that will perfectly coordinate with your ink pads & card stock colours.

I’ve made two full cards for today’s post, & a couple of extra card fronts, in case I need to create a card on short notice.

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up! coloured using the Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

The first card features a pattern that I made using the guitar stamp from the Country Livin’ stamp set. As you can see I’ve chosen to highlight the beautiful Cherry Cobbler pencil from the new assortment along with the real red pencil & whisper white pencil from the original set.

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Guitar card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Colouring Tip: To create some depth & vibrancy with these guitars, I decided to colour a light layer of Real Red underneath, before adding a darker layer of Cherry Cobbler over the top & then a final layer of Cherry Cobbler over the blackened lines for deeper shadows….I love how easily the Real Red & Cherry Cobber blended together 🙂

And here’s a quick look at the other two card fronts that I made…the pink guitars have been coloured using the Flirty Flamingo pencil, while the green guitars have been coloured using the Granny Apple Green pencil, both of which are also in the new Watercolour pencil assortment

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Guitar card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Colouring Tip: If you want a nice smooth surface to colour on, try using some of the Shimmery White card stock from Stampin’ Up!. It has a subtle shimmer to it & is a lovely soft white colour, which doesn’t show smudge marks & grubby fingerprints as much as a brighter white cardstock would.  I think the Shimmery White cardstock is a great basic to have on hand when learning how to colour, & it’s accessible price point makes it affordable to both beginners & experts alike.

Card number two would be fantastic for Father’s Day, (which isn’t too far away here in Australia). This card features the Pick Up Truck image from the Country Livin’ stamp set & has been coloured using seven (7) pencils from the new assortment pack: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy & Gorgeous Grape. 

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Pick Up Truck card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Just in case you wanted more detail, here’s a closer look at the truck…

Colouring Tip: When I colour, I start out by using almost no pressure from my hand to  apply a really light layer of colour. By starting out light, I can gradually add more colour & make adjustments along the way. If I went in heavy in the beginning, I’d have nowhere to go & find it almost impossible to make any changes. I’d also find it hard to add in shadows, & end up with a badly defined, overly dark image. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects, & are feeling inspired to create your own wonderful masterpiece. Next on the hop is the lovely Lauren Meiklejohn, you can click here to see what Lauren has created. 

If you’ve got any questions or would just like to make me smile, please leave me a comment in the comments section below.

Much Love K xo

Click Here to visit Lauren’s blog.

PS: The Watercolour Pencil Assortment 2 would make a great stocking stuffer or sweet gift for the colouring enthusiast in your life….Just make sure you order a pack or two asap, as they are only available until the end of August 2018. Click here or on the image below to shop with me.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Want to spoil yourself or someone else? Then make sure you get the exclusive limited time only Colour Your Season stamp set! You can use it to create cards all year round with these versatile images & sentiments.

Or why not go all out & get the stamps & coordinating dies…Use this special item number 149894 to SAVE 10% when you purchase the Colour Your Season Stamp Set Clear Mount & coordinating dies as a bundle.

Prefer a Wood Mount Stamp Set or bundle deal? I’ve got you covered… click here to order yours today.

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Teneale Williams
  4. Lou Kitzelman
  5. Delys Cram
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Rebecca Scurr
  8. Narelle Fasulo
  9. Barbara Williams
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Maree McIntosh
  13. Denise Buetler
  14. Jackie Noble
  15. Kim Oliver
  16. Sandra Mastello
  17. Katrina Duffell – YOU ARE HERE
  18. Lauren Meiklejohn
  19. Megan Lenske

Products Used List: 

Products Used List:

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Pick Up Truck card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Pick Up Truck card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Pick Up Truck card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Guitar card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin Stamp Set, Guitar card coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ Stamp Set, Guitar card & Pick Up Truck card are both coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2
Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ Stamp Set, Guitar card & Pick Up Truck card are both coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

 

 

24 thoughts on “Colour Your Season

    1. Aww thanks Denise 😊. I made the guitar card with my 13 year old in mind… thankfully he thinks it’s cool xo

    1. Thanks Kim you’re too lovely 😊. I really enjoyed colouring in the truck. It was the perfect way to spend a quite afternoon xo

    1. You’re welcome Sharon, I love sharing tips & helping to encourage creativity. Don’t be scared about colouring… we all have to start somewhere. I’d suggest starting with something small & simple, maybe a flower, & then find a similar picture on Pinterest that catches your eye. Try to mimick what you see in terms of colours, shadows & highlights. With a bit of practice & a bit of patience you’ll soon start to enjoy colouring. Xo

  1. Love your coloring skills Katrina. Did you use just the pencils, or did you also use water? Great job. Looking forward to seeing more great cards from you.

    1. Awww Thanks JoAnne 😊. So the guitar card is pencil & a blender pen (which has a glycerin based liquid in it I think), the truck card is just pencil. I was trying to keep everything minimal to highlight what the pencils can do on their own 😊. I hope that helps? Xo

  2. I agree Shimmer Paper is so good to colour on, I am a little worried about the Shimmer Paper I have in stock because when I use it ….. it does not look near as AMAZING as when you colour on it. I need to contact DS mine is clearly faulty (wink)

    No, really the colouring of that truck to O M G crazy amazing!

    I sat looking at the screen for 15 minutes before I could even formulate words.

    1. Teneale you are too funny 😄 & too kind. Thank you for the lovely comments. I think your colouring is amazing, so you’ve made my day. Xoxo

  3. Colouring like a BOSS! These are all so amazing but I especially loved the colouring tips you added. x

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