Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Leaf Background

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome the always amazing Debby Hughes to the blog in her monthly Doodling with Debby series for a special holiday card! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Hi, this is Debby and for my Doodling With Debby feature this month I’m using a small leaf image from the One With Nature set to create a watercoloured background pattern.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Leaf Background

On Arches Hot Pressed watercolour card I repeatedly stamped the small leaf from the One With Nature set in clear embossing ink, sprinkled with Antique Gold embossing powder and heat set.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Leaf Background

With the pattern now complete, I attached the watercolour card to a board and using Daniel Smith watercolours I painted over each leaf using a palette of green, red, pale pink and pale aqua. The watercolours I used were:

  • Green – Undersea Green mixed with Ultramarine Blue to give a beautiful Hunters Green
  • Red – Pyrrol Scarlet combined with a little Undersea Green to mute the tone of the red slightly
  • Pale Pink – dilute mix of Quinacridone Coral
  • Pale Aqua – dilute mix of Ultramarine Turquoise

 

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Leaf Background

I dried the panel with a heat tool before I splattered Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine over the top and then set it aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I used the Stained Glass Greetings set and stamped the ‘Merry’ in clear embossing ink on Black card, sprinkled with White embossing powder and heat set. I used the matching die to die cut the sentiment. I also stamped, and white heat embossed a matching sentiment from the set on Lipstick Red card.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Leaf Background

I added foam adhesive to the back of all of the elements and then attached them to a Neenah Desert Storm card base. As a finishing touch, I added a trio of Gold sequins held in place with Multi Medium Matte.

Thanks for joining me today and I will see you next time for Doodling With Debby!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Watch below or in HD on YouTube.

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Clear Stamps ONE WITH…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies STAINED…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Daniel Smith UNDERSEA GREEN 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE BLUE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith PYRROL RED 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Winsor Newton COTMAN SYNTHETIC SABLE…
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3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!

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  1. Such a gorgeous card! I enjoyed your video–I never would have thought to add the pastels like you did, but the colors are lovely all together. Both of the stamp sets you used are terrific!

  2. Beautiful!! The colour combination is beautiful and I never would have thought to add the pale pink and pale aqua in there but I love it. That stained glass sentiment set is a favourite of mine (that I reeaaly need to have!!) and it finishes the card off perfectly.

  3. Love the idea of a simple shape and watercoloring it with one color and extending the shape out, very clever!! I saw someone else, can’t remember who, use the acetate trick when stamping multiple times and it was like a wow moment for me!! Never would have thought of that, I just clean my stamps off and keep on moving, but that saves so much time!! Love the card and the colors and agree the black “Merry” looks much better then the red “Merry”!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

  4. I just LOVE these stamps sets I need them! And Debby your watercolor as always is just so beautiful, I can never get mine to look even half as good as yours and you make it look so easy! :)

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