Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Be Inspired Blog Hop - April - Watercolour

Hello Crafty Friends,

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I am super excited to be joining my first Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. The Be Inspired Design Team are a group of extremely talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe, uniting once a month to share themed creative and inspiring projects.  You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia - Hello and Welcome.

If you are following the Hop, you may have arrived here having just visited Janneke de Jong in the Netherlands. Thanks for joining us. Our theme for today's hop is WATERCOLOUR - yay!!! I do love me some watercolouring.

I have two cards to share with you today, created using two different types of water colour mediums.

The first card has had the main image white heat embossed onto Shimmery White Card Stock and then colour applied with Watercolour Pencils. An aqua painter with no water in the tube was used to blend the colour from the water colour pencils by dipping the tip of the Aqua Painter into water and brushing off any excess water onto scrap paper.

When working with such bright colours I like to really make them pop by teaming them with black and hints of metallic's like below with silver accents in the ribbon and embellishments.

The second card uses Stampin' Up!'s Classic Ink in various colours applied with a wet Aqua Painter. To achieve the vivid tones, ink has been applied several times, drying with a heat tool in between layers and ink application. The splashes and little pools of ink are easy to achieve by blowing the ink around with a Heat Tool.

Once dry, the water colour card front has been embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder. Glimmer White card stock has been used to Die Cut the "Happy" Thinlit which has been stacked on a few layers of plain white card to achieve a little bit of height. A couple of epoxy heart embellishments have been added which of course the photo does not show very well but trust me when I say they are there and look amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We appreciate the time you have invested to visit our Blogs. Up Next in the Blog Hop is super talented Cathy Caines with her inspirational water colour creation. Enjoy x

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Blog Hop Participant List

Jackie Aitken - you are here

Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty xx


  1. Oh my... These are both so very pretty! I hardly colour with my pencils! I need to do that more often. And running the watercoloured cardstock through your big shot with that folder is brilliant! You get such a unique look this way! Love these both! So happy to hop with you today! Big hugs from Canada! OXO

  2. Your cards are amazing Jackie ;O)
    Great colors ..


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