Easy Watercolour Roses video

Cards, The Ton stamps, Watercolor

Hi everyone. As promised, here is the video to show how anyone can do these water-coloured roses that are so trendy this year, using a stamp as a guideline! I have been using The Ton’s Terrasse Rose background stamp as its just perfect for this, and also because I haven’t learnt to paint anything but roses yet! LoL! But you can use any other flower stamps as a template to help you create these beautiful water-coloured flowers.

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This video is not a painting lesson in flora and fauna so if you do want a real lesson, try Yao Cheng’s watercolour classes over at The Creative Bug. Thats where I’m learning to watercolour flowers. I’m only showing you how you can use your stamps as a template to create free hand watercolour paintings.

Well I do hope you enjoyed my video. If you did, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so already, that would mean so much to me!

Thanks for coming by and your comments really make my day!


I’m sharing this card at:

Color me Crazy challenge – Anything Goes

the ton The Ton Challenge – September mood board. I went with the orange roses

cardsundmorelogo_challengeblog_banner Cards und More: Flower Power

Artastic Challenge Blog – Artastic I went with the orange and blues this time

artistic stamperThe Artistic Stamper – Take a little Color challenge




Reminder Creative with Stamps – Leaves challenge

Cards, Hero Arts, Stamplorations, WoW embossing powder

Hi my crafty friends! I’m here today to remind you of our challenge over at Creative with Stamps where the theme is Leaves. There are 3 digi stamps from our generous sponsor Pattie’s Creations  up for grabs to a random winner, so do join in the fun!

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As I started intensive German lessons again (4h everyday) & my hubby is on a business trip this whole week, I had to make a quick simple card but with max impact too. I think this card fits the bill, no?

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All I did was take red card stock, stamped the leaves from Hero Arts in Versamark clear ink, poured Wow Bright White embossing powder over it and heat embossed it with my heat gun. I then used a die from The Ton called Anemone Mini cluster coordination die to die cut the centre. I bought only the centre die and not the main flower die as I had the idea to use it to cut out interesting centres like for this card. I think it would also be useful if you stamped a whole card full of flowers or to create a shaker card with an interesting shape.

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I then used my Misti stamp positioner to stamp the beautiful sentiment from Stamplorations so that the beginning and end of the sentiment reaches out to the die cut edges to bring everything together.

Well I hope you like my quick and simple card and that you’ll go over to the Creative with Stamps challenge blog and give some love to my team mates too.

Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always so appreciated!


I’m sharing this card over at:

Crafty Cardmakers – Monochrome

Eclectic Ellapu – Anything Goes with the option of leaves

Do All KreativeDo All Kreatives – Autumn Leaves

ssswchallengeSSS Wednesday challenge – Clean & Simple

a2za2zScrapbooking – CASE a Designer challenge. I CASed Helen Guillet’s beautiful card a2z-helen-onelayer-thanksgiving




Smell the Roses

Cards, The Ton stamps, Watercolor, Zig clean color real brush

I bought three rose plants during the last Rose festival in Ulm that smelt so delicious and plan to plant them in the garden of our new house when we move next year. Strangely enough, all through summer their scent was hardly noticeable, even with my nose right up their buds (get it? 😂)… Anyway, once the cool weather came in, their perfume was heavenly and I’ve been wanting to paint them for awhile now.

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They say that anyone can paint roses as anything look like roses! Well I guess thats why my roses come out well then and probably due to the fact that I used the gorgeous background stamp from The Ton called “Rose Terrace” as a template too. This is the third time I’ve painted roses, but the first time that one rose didn’t fill up an A3 page… so I was quite nervous when I started, that I didn’t even bother filming it. So now I’ll have to do it again, as I loved the result and given my fast approaching dementia, I have to make a video soon before I forget how I did it! 😆

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Anyway, back to the card. It was quite easy really. I  first inked up parts of the beautiful Rose Terrace stamp from The Ton with Spun Sugar distress ink and pressed a sheet of Clairefontaine 250g Multi technique paper over it. I mixed afew pinks/reds from my Winsor and Newton watercolours and just added strokes over the stamped images. Once it was dry, I added the blue background with my Zig clean color real brushes. I still have a problem colouring in a smooth background, is there a good video out there or class to take for that?

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You notice that the bottom left is brown. Its cause I was testing if I should add brown or blue, I’m glad I went with blue! I cut a rectangle panel with my Sue Wilson stitched rectangle dies. These dies come in larger sizes than the normal rectangle dies which is great when I don’t want to lose too much of a painted card.

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I then stamped the beautiful sentiment from The Project Bin and adhered my panel onto a red card base and the card was finished!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think!


I’m sharing this over at:

the tonThe Ton – I was inspired by the roses in the vase, the blues in the scarf and the fushia/reds I saw in the leaves

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – I went with Distress inks, Watercolour and die cuts.the flower challenge

CAS mix upCAS Mix up Card challenge – Its not very CAS but I wanted to share it anyway with stamping, watercolour wash, no line water-colouring and die cut.

time out Time Out Challenge -I just stopped at the word “Paint” of the inspirational quote: Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers


Easy watercolour flowers

Cards, The Ton stamps, Watercolor, WoW embossing powder

My daughter and I have started an online beginner’s water colouring course with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. I really love Yao Cheng’s loose abstract way of painting botanicals, creating with emotions instead of trying to control every stroke, what I really needed to learn and now I’m helping my daughter adapt to that too!  Today we learnt about how colours just flow into each other and how to paint leaves. Here’s a pic of us having fun with it!


This beginner course encouraged me to make a very simple watercolour card using my new stamps from The Ton called Wishful Flowers, which I heat embossed with Wow’s white embossing powder. There were no thoughts on perspective or dimension or anything else. I just dabbed the ink into the middle of the flower and really enjoyed watching it just flow into the water I had first laid down on each petal.

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I made a video showing you how I created this simple but beautiful card, and you can find it at the end of this post. I love the sentiment from The Project Bin, which I think go really well with the stamps from The Ton, don’t you? I stamped it with Altenew’s Dark chocolate ink.

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I used watercolour paints from Winsor and Newton on 200g Clairefontaine multi technique paper. The scallop panel was cut with the scallop die from MFT Blueprints 20 set and then adhered onto a baby blue card base using my double sided foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed the video and don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my new Youtube channel if you haven’t done so already.  This would make me really happy!

Thanks for dropping by and let me know what you thought of my card!


I’m playing along at:

sssmchallenge Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Happy Birthday

Paru Paru’s Card making challenges – My 3rd entry to her “Anything Goes” challenge

uniko Uniko’s Flower challenge – My 2nd entry

vintage journey.png A Vintage Journey – Watercolour

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGE Craft Stamper Take It make it challenge – Anything Goes





The Sisterhood of Crafters – August Harvest challenge

Cards, no line watercolouring, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Zig clean color real brush


Its time for another challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge blog. We had such a great response for last fortnight’s challenge, and the winner has been announced here.  For today’s challenge, you can link up your cards with a Harvest Hoe-down theme, so anything with tractors, scarecrows, apples, cornstalks, sunflowers… until the 20th of August.

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I decided to go for sunflowers as I just received these beautiful Fresh cut Sunflower outline stamps from The Ton. When I was making this card, I thought of the harvest that went on right in front of my house 2 weeks ago. I had just hung up some wet towels on our terrace and was sitting down to craft when I heard the roar of tractors. I looked up and saw a mini tornado of hay and insects coming my way! I ran to close all the windows but forgot my towels! Needless to say, I had to wash them all again. LoL!

So I was thinking of creating a mini tornado behind my peaceful sunflower, but I’m not that good a painter! LoL! As it is, I’m really quite proud of this watercolour piece I produced just with my Zig clean color real brushes and a water brush. Although I’m no Van Gogh, I wouldn’t have imagined I could do this 4 months ago!

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I started out by stamping the sunflowers with Tim Holtz’s Mustard seed distress ink and colouring it in petal by petal. I then created the sky and field just by putting down some strokes of ink without really thinking about it. Once my panel was finished, I cut a stitched rectangle using Sue Wilson’s stacked dies, adhered it with fun foam on a scallop panel I die cut with MFT Blueprint 20 die, I really have to get another type of rectangle die as I use this one to death! LoL!

The label was die cut using a die from the same MFT set. My hubby said it looked like a painting so I wanted the label to look like one you would find under a painting at an art gallery (wishful thinking!)

I made a video showing my painting process, to show that anyone can do this… and probably better! So if you’re a beginner at watercolour like me, I hope you’ll give it a try!

I apologise in advance for the poor quality of the voice over. I just started making videos 10 days ago so I’m still getting the hang of it. Please be patient with me!

So come on over and play along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and leave some love to my fellow sister crafters there too. Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading your comments!


I’m playing over at:

the ton The Ton Challenge – Summer

HLS watercolour HLS August watercolor challenge – My 3rd entry to their challenge with the optional bloom twist!

stamping sensation Stamping Sensation – Anything Goes

Classic DT Challenge Classic design team open challenge