Thursday 27 March 2014

Use It! with Lucy's Cards - Class 1: Lesson 4 (Watercolour Pencils)

Welcome to Day 4 of my Use It! class. I am so enjoying this week...
A recap on my key supplies for this class:
Hello Sunshine and Into the Woods 6 x 6 pads
Let Lesson 4 begin…

Lesson 4: Watercolour Pencils

Stamp the balloon image five times onto watercolour paper with black ink and Versamark. Apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
Roughly colour the balloons with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, following a rainbow type pattern.
Using Calico Shine Mister Huey's in place of water, wash over the colour to reveal the intense brightness of these water-colour pencils. They really are fabulous pencils. (I received my first set of Derwent pencils when I was 8 years old… mum and dad bought them from the factory! I have always loved colouring and Derwent are the BEST. Seriously. And not just because they are British, or because their web address is… awesome!!!)
Cut out all the bunches of balloons.
Stamp the balloon image several times on white card stock. (It doesn't matter that I messed up the right hand side as I will be covering over this.)
Add some pen lines at the bottom of the bunch.
Stamp the sentiment.
Adhere the coloured balloons to the card to create a fabulous multi layered bunch.
Adhere the white panel to a piece of black card stock and then to a folded card.
And it's done!
Here you can see the shimmery goodness of the Calico Shine.DSC_0078w

If you don't have any shiny mist like Calico Shine, try mixing Perfect Pearls with water and using that on your paintbrush instead.
Any other celebratory sentiment would be perfect for this card. You could colour the balloons in silver and gold for a pretty wedding card too.

Tomorrow is Lesson 5: Distress Inks. The final lesson…
See you then.


Lyngo said...

such a cheerful card - thank you for sharing . I really should use my water colour pencils more often.

Cornelie said...


Sarah G said...

Wow, love this mega bunch of balloons! The shimmer, rainbow of colours and dimension are just great. Love all of the ways you are using these supplies!

Lou said...

wow..the effect you have with those watercolours is fantastic x

Leni said...

Such a fun and festive card! Love your lessons Lucy! and you are right: Derwent pencils are GREAT to use! Always a lovely result!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Lisa Petrella said...

Lucy, that giant bunch of colorful balloons is just FABULOUS!!! Such a happy creation! Love it!

Sheryl said...

Just saw these, but I love this idea! I use inktense, but will definitely try with the calico chine.


Now to go get caught up.

jintyoo7 said...

What a transformation, Lucy! Fabulous card :)

anja curvers said...

Wow great all those balloons.

Michelle Axelson said...

This is so perfect! Great idea and dimension.

Lisa Cornwall said...

Lucy I love this card and I hope you won't mind me casing it. I will be using other products tho as i don't have this stamp. So cute.xx

Tammy H said...

Balloons just scream "celebrate". You could use this for so many occasions. Love that!

bbunch said...

I just received this Mama Elephant balloon stamp set and am anxious to try a similar card. Thanks Lucy for the tutorial!