Friday, January 09, 2015

Saturated Watercolouring Technique (Video)


Hi everyone.   My plan was to post watercoloured cards once a week as a reminder about the current CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  But I'm obsessed with watercolouring right now and it seems that just about every card I've been posting lately is watercoloured.  :)  There's so many wonderful watercolouring techniques to try! :)






The card above is made with the Saturated Watercolouring technique.  It's fun and easy to do and probably a lot of you have already tried this.  I've done a video tutorial and posted it below for those interested (both cards shown in this post are made using the piece of watercoloured paper from the video).  The craft mat from Ranger makes it so easy to do these techniques and it wipes up easily too.

Saturated Watercolouring - YouTube video






Here's the second card using this technique ...





I hope you're inspired to join in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Blog and share your CAS Watercolour cards.

I'll be back with a reminder next week with another CAS Watercoloured card using a different watercolouring technique.  Stay tuned! :)

I'm going to enter the butterfly card into the current challenge at Virginia's View (#11 - clean slate).










Butterfly card:
Stamps:  Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper: White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press) - Butterfly
Ink:  Smoky Slate; Re-inkers Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Spray bottle filled with water, Elegant Scrollwork die (Memory Box), Moonlight Butterfly Die (Memory Box)

Leaf card:
Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Smoky Slate; Re-inkers Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Spray bottle filled with water, Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart)


Challenges:
Virginia's View #11

34 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Just two gorgeous cards Loll... and the butterfly one saved for CASE'ing AGAIN!!!! LOL

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll, love the butterfly one. Carol x

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love the video too, I have distress reinkers so I can give this a go, Cathy x

Betty Keefe said...

love your cards and this technique - thanks for the inspiration.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful card. Very elegant. Colors so beautifully to mix and give a unique effect. Thank you for the video tutorial. I love your blog and all your cards.
Regards,
Bozena

Virginia Panto said...

Love love love your watercolor cards and thanks for the video! Watching a video seems to cement the technique into my brain, guess I'm a visual learner. Want to do a couple of butterfly birthday cards so I'll try this technique. Thanks again for all the inspiration and great cards.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful CAS card Loll stunning colours

Anne

Anonymous said...

2 great cards Loll. Will try this tomorrow!

Kathyk said...

FAB technique and splendid colours too

Kathyk

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, your Saturated Watercolored background video is just Awesome and the 2 cards you made from your pieces turned out beautifully. I think this is my very favorite watercoloring technique. TFS your cards and video my friend :-)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh yummy cards Loll.
thanks for the technique piccys.
Love it.
Sarah x

MaryH said...

When I surf to this blog, I'm always so amazed at what you've shared. This gorgeous card is no exception! The brilliance of the butterfly coloring against that crisp white looks as though it should be displayed in a gallery. Loved the way you've done the body in white and against the filigree of the die. It's just so lovely. I'm off now to see this technique...don't think I've heard of it! I also wanted to add that your 'inspired by another blogger' idea is uber wonderful, and I'm going to be borrowing your thought. It's such an encouraging way to let another blogger know what their work has meant to you. Happy wkend, and Hugs. (I'm behind in visiting, so playing a little catchup this evening). Thx for doing the video too. Love when you share those!

MaryH said...

Loved the video! I'll be trying this technique soon! TFS

Brenda said...

What a great video Loll!! I will have to get some re-inkers to try out this technique. I love the look of it. Both of your cards are beautiful, love the butterfly die cut out of that lovely paper and I love the background on the second card. So vivid and pretty. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Love, love the saturated color with the white lacy elements on your cards, Loll. I just may have to get some reinkers. Darn. ;-)

Barb Ghig said...

Your water coloring is really gorgeous, Loll! I love your butterfly and the flourish is so elegant! Thanks again for the great video...I'm working on this technique right now :)

Susan said...

Beautiful vibrant results in gorgeous blend of oranges! I love both cards. And it's a perfect video - short and to the point with just the right amount of info.

aileen (mum) said...

Two beautiful cards Loll. I also love love watercolouring. The colours you did are my all time favourite. Thanks for doing a video too. I'm looking forward to lots more.

Karen B said...

Stunning cards Loll, and beautifully CAS. Love that the main focal point is the only use of the saturated watercolor technique.

Karen x

Jacquie said...

Morning Loll,

I love this its so beautiful with just that touch of colour from the Butterfly. Wonderful creation.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow Loll these card are so striking with that vibrant water coloured card. Love the butterfly with the white body )
Val x

Kylie said...

Love love love the butterfly you cut out of that vibrant watercoloured piece. Both cards are stunning!!!! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Loll! I love teh bright fiery colours against the white and that flourish on the first card is gorgeous! Off I go to check out your video! happy weekend, hugs and smiles :)

*Vicki* said...

Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing! ;)

Joanne said...

Thanks for the video Loll! Love it. Love your cards!

Anita in France said...

Fab video, Loll ... and such gorgeous cards ... the richness of the colour is stunning against the crisp white! Anita :)

Mrs. O said...

These cards are beautiful! Thank you for the great video explaining your watercolor technique. You made it look so easy.... I will have to try it soon! What kind of mat are you using?

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful cards, Loll! That butterfly is amazing! Thanks so much for the video...great job!

Karren said...

Fab video and a gorgeous card!

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, Loll! Loved the video and hearing your voice as well as learning the technique! Love these colors!

maria f. said...

Saw these over at HLS. Love all the white die cuts on the watercolored BG. Great video. I love this technique, but usually just press my ink pads to the mat a couple times and spritz. I don't have that many re-inkers.

cm said...

An easy-to-follow video of a technique that I 'might' be able to accomplish...although I don't have any re-inkers...yet! More items for my wish list. Your cards: S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G! The butterfly...swooning, swooning!
Hugs~c

Virginia Lu said...

Utterly BEAUTIFUL!! love your take on the Clean Slate challenge, Loll! Your video is fabulous! I really enjoyed it and gave it a thumbs-up! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

Maura R said...

thanks for doing this video, Loll. I will definitely be using this technique. Great cards - the fresh foliage one is my favorite.