Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WWC207 - Helen's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge
Helen brings us the Feminine Anything Goes  Challenge  this week.
I'm trying to not automatically think "flowers" everytime I make a feminine-themed card. So I looked through my stamp sets and came across Mediterranean Moments.

I hadn't used it for a while and I've been wanting to try the "no-line watercolour" technique. First off, I should have picked a less-detailed image for this technique. Technically, it started out as no-line. But when I had finished, something didn't look right. So, I added back some lines. Thinner lines, but still lines.

What do you think?
I used watercolour paper and first stamped the umbrella lady from Beautiful You with Sahara  Sand, then masked her off and stamped the scene from Meditrannean Moments, again using Sahara Sand.

Most of the colouring was done by picking up ink from the lid of an ink pad with my Aqua Painter. After everything dried, I got my Watercolour Pencils and used the Aqua Painter to pick colour up directly from the pencil. This gave me more concentrated colour for doing highlights.

I trimmed down the image panel and mounted it on a card base of Blueberry Bushel. I didn't use any background stamping on the card base as the focal image has enough colour to stand on its own.

Now, must go through my stamp sets again and find a better image to try no-line watercolouring.

For more inspiration, visit Watercooler Wednesday and check out the rest of the team.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! It actually came out close to how I imagined.

  2. Gail, I love your watercolouring! The shading & all the details are wonderful :)

  3. What a fabulous scene, Gail ... I'm transported to the Mediteranean just seeing all that lovely colour and vibrancy! Anita :)

    1. Thanks, Anita! I think I was channeling Tuscany.


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