Watercoloring with Colored Pencils


Hi readers! Happy Leap Day! I hope your week is starting off GREAT! We are honored to have the fabulous Peet Roeven on our blog as a guest today! She has whipped up a floral masterpiece that doesn’t lose any luster on the inside! Read on and enjoy!


1. Adhere black cardstock to a square cardbase.

2. On top of the black cardstock, layer the stitched and die cut frames as well as white cardstock panel embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder. When adhering the frames, use dimensional adhesive/foam dots.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut the flowers, stems, and leaves. Embellish the centers of the flowers with Glossy Accents and small beads. Adhere to card using dimensional adhesive. Tuck some portions of the flowers inside of the frames and allow some to extend outside of the frames.

4. Die cut small tag using Penny Black 51-191 Gift Card Pocket. Stamp “hugs” sentiment, Penny Black 30-324 Love & Hugs, using black ink. Add to card using thread.

Inside the card

1. Stamp sentiment, Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection, onto white cardstock using black ink. Mount onto small piece of black cardstock and adhere to inside of card.

2. Embellish the sentiment panel with Penny Black 51-196 Geometric Borders, die cut from white cardstock.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut a portion of the image and adhere to interior of card. Embellish flower centers with Glossy Accents and small beads.




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  1. The flowers are very beautiful!! I love that some of the flowers are coming through the frame and others are behind it. It gives the illusion of a framed picture with some of the flowers coming through the frame. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. GORGEOUS inside and out – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I really need to practice my watercolouring, THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION :)

  3. Holy cow, what a gorgeous card! I love everything about it…the watercoloring, the great dimension you added, the twine, and the stitching! So beautifully put together!

  4. I love water coloring and always enjoy seeing another way to do it. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  5. So pretty and amazing idea!
    Would love to give the craft a go at.
    Thanks for sharing this craft and the steps that it takes to complete.

  6. Peet, did you use Gamsol or a blender pen with the colored pencils? I love the smooth transition of the colors in the Poppy. Inspiring.

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