Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Around the World on Wednesday - Favourite colouring tools

Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball, I am an Independant Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  Welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Thanks so much to Angie McKenzie for inviting me to participate in the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!!  I was so excited to be asked!! 

Today's Theme is All Things Crafty;
Favourite Colouring Tools

One of my go to colouring tools is my Sponge Daubers. I find you can control how much ink by adding it gradually with a dauber. I stamped the Magnolia on Whisper White cardstock with Smokey Slate. Then I used Petal Pink and Pear Pizzaz to dauber the colour on the flower making it darker where I thought shadows would fall.

There are many ways to colour and another favourite is watercolouring. I stamped the Magnolia onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink. Then I pushed an empty block onto my Melon Mambo ink pad. I used an Aqua painter to fill in the colour. I paint one petal at a time, trying not to colour petals that touch. First I wet the petal with a clean Aqua painter. Then I add colour to the part of the petal I think will be the darkest. Then with a cleaner brush I move colour around to fill in the rest of the petal. I used the same method with Old Olive on the leaves. 

Watercolouring can be lots of fun. Don’t be discouraged. I learned mostly by playing with it. I do have some painting experience. But that was with acrylics. 


  1. So beautiful Annette. Fabulous job with the watercolouring. I really love your Melon Mambo magnolia x

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    1. Me too, that's why I had to post both of them!!
      Thank you!!

  3. The watercolor card is perfect. I also like the sponge finger work and the background stencil. I find that it brings a lot of elegance to your creation. Well done !

  4. They are both so pretty, but I especially love the Melon Mambo flower! 😉

  5. Very nice, Annette. You inspire me.

  6. Very pretty cards! Love the soft sponged background on your card.

  7. What a lovely pair with such distinctly unique looks!

  8. Holy Smokes!! What an amazing job you've done with DAUBERS! When I try that...yuk! Simply wonderful, Annette!! :)

  9. Both beautiful cards, I love the dimension you got on the magnolia!

  10. Simply beautiful cards. Love the soft coloring with the Sponge Daubers.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Annette! But I must say that the watercolored one tugs at my heart a little more! Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping Around the World on Wednesday with us! xx