WWC160 – Heidi’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

If you recognise this card it’s because I blogged about an almost identical one recently. I made both at the same time, and now seemed the perfect time to share this one as it’s ideal for our anything feminine goes challenge that is starting at Watercooler Wednesday today.

Whilst the other card used Gansai Tambi watercolour paints this one uses MozArt watercolour pens. It’s also a slightly different colour palette.

As with the other card I started by stamping the flower from Uniko’s Pure Floral: Cosmos with Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink for a no-line look. I then began colouring with the MozArt pens.

I used pink and orange pens to colour the petals and later bought in a darker red to enhance the shadows. The first few layers were blended out with water but for the later layers I didn’t blend at all, letting the strokes from the brush tip add texture to the flowers. I bought in a brown to colour the flower centres, and finished off the stems with a blue-green.

All that remained to finish off the card was adding a sentiment, which I stamped with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink.

I like both versions of this card, but I think this is my favourite. I love the depth of colour I was able to achieve. I do like my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, but I get much more control with the MozArt pens, which I appreciate. That said, many would argue that watercolouring is not meant to be about control!


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Colour

SheepSki Designs – Flowers

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

Uniko 6th Birthday Linky Party – Birthday

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Feminine Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)








24 thoughts on “WWC160 – Heidi’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

  1. Charlotte, I would agree with you. This version of the card is my favourite. The colouring brings your flower images to life. I love the simplicity and the clean lines. You do that so very well. A stunning creation.

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  2. Another beautifully coloured and staged CAS card Charlotte. I’m so impressed with your colouring and the range of inks and products you use. I’m always having to go look up t he product as some of them I’m not familiar with so I think I’m learning through osmosis to watercolour. Definitely a beauty. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful card, lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at SheepSki Designs Challenges! We hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

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  4. You decorated our party room for the “Uniko 6th Birthday Party” with so many beautyful cards! What a great gift for us! Thank you very much!
    Love your beautiful coloured Cosmos Card! It makes me yearning for warmer temperatures!
    Best wishes from Wiebke (DT)

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  5. Beautiful work with watercolors. A great, very romantic card. I admire your project and your flowers.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS Watercolor.
    BożenA DT HLS

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