Friday, September 6, 2019

Easy Faux Watercolour for Scrap N Stamp Canada!

Welcome to another fun blog hop and challenge for Scrap N' Stamp Canada!!  This one is so much fun and is going to be quite popular I think!  This months theme is watercolour!! Watercolour Wishes, in fact!

I used the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Bundle for my project today. I love this system of stamps and templates (stencils)!  The possibilities are endless. You can use almost any stamps you already own with these templates as well.

Now, while I love to watercolour lined images, I also like using water based inks/markers to come up with fun and easy techniques. I chose to do some watercolour stamping to create a beautiful faux watercolour look!  This technique works with solid image stamps, which happen to be in the Wreath Builder stamp sets!

The technique is quite simple. Add colour to the stamp, add a bit of water with a damp paintbrush or water brush and stamp down!  That's it!  Your results will vary depending on the amount of water you add. I didn't want my images to distort too much so I used very little water. However,  by adding more water, the images will be more fluid which would look beautiful as well!  To show how easy this process is, I put together a video!!

I used Distress Inks on the card today, mostly because I LOVE the colours.  I used: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Antique Linen. For the sentiment, I used my favourite shade of embossing powder, Metallic Brass from WOW...I'm addicted to this stuff and the moment!

With a bit of ink, a bit of water and a few turns of your paper/cardstock, you will end up with wreath that looked like it took you hours to create!


SNS is giving a $50 gift certificate away to one lucky commenter. The winner will be announced on the Scrap N' Stamp Blog on September 19th, 2019!!  So, please leave a little love on each stop of the hop for your chance to win! Good luck! As an extra bonus, all watercolour products will be 20% for this weekend only!!

Facebook Challenge!

Remember to add your watercolored creations to the SNS Facebook Page for another chance of winning!!

Here is the complete hop lineup!!


Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!


  1. Ever so pretty this is Laurie. I love the colours you picked, some of my faves as well. I have often wondered about this stamp, no you are an official enabler!

  2. This is such a pretty card! I love the results!

  3. I love the flowy look of the watercolour with this technique. The colours you chose are gorgeous.

  4. One of my favorite techniques. Love your card.

  5. What a great result! I must try this as I struggle with florals and this gives such a painterly effect. Thank you for such a lovely video

  6. stunning wreath in beautiful colors, what a fabulous technique

  7. I love how the flowers look with this technique - so pretty!

  8. This is a stunning card from top to bottom!

  9. Gorgeous coloring on
    your card, looks lovely.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful wreath builder card! Love the softening of the colors with this faux watercolour technique!

  11. The Distress Inks did an awesome job on this technique, what a great idea!

  12. Love those colors! Now I need to break out my wreath builder to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love this card! It truly looks like you painted the image. Thank you for the video as well.

  14. I like how you used a solid stamp and created this faux watercoloured look. Very pretty wreath.

  15. Gorgeous colors and "wreath" love the sentiment!


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