Watercolor Artwork – Paper Players #304

I’m back again with another challenge card.  These challenges really keep me on my game and then some.  Here is this week’s Paper Player’s challenge…


The “then some” I mentioned above pertains to this challenge.  I have never watercolored before.  Usually I color using ink and a blender pen.  But for this challenge, I needed to break out the Aqua Painter to see what I could do…

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-07-21-1404)

The card base is Basic Black with a mat of watercolor paper.  The image is also stamped on watercolor paper with mat of Basic Black.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-07-21-1404)

Since this was my first time watercoloring, I experimented with different techniques.  The one that worked best for me was to place a few drops of reinker on a surface and then dip the Aqua Painter in it and brush the color across the watercolor paper.  The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red.  After allowing it to dry,  I stamped the sentiment from there Painter’s Palette stamp set in Basic Black.  The little butterflies are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch and adhered with glue dots.  I chose this butterfly because I thought the words were so appropriate for this card.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-07-21-1405)

The inside sentiment is also from the Painter’s Palette set.

Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-07-21-1405)

Full disclosure here:  It took many tries before I achieved a look that I liked and then when I had the watercoloring just right, I messed up the stamping!  I was FINALLY happy to get the result I wanted.

As for watercoloring, I do have a true watercolor artist in my family.  My daughter Lauren is a watercolorist with so much talent.  However, she certainly did not inherit it from me.  Here is an example of Lauren’s work.


You can see more of Lauren’s work here.

Thanks for checking in on my project and indulging my proud mom moment.  I hope you will stop by again soon.

Take care,




  1. Your watercolor background is wonderful! And yes your daughter is soooo talented! Glad you joined us at the Paper Players!

  2. I can relate with the experimental part of your post in that I don’t always find success right off and it is intimidating doing new techniques. I really like your card and I noticed the wording on the butterflies right away and like the way they connect to your sentiment. You inspired me to try something like this. When it comes to Lauren all I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow!!!! What talent!!! I especially love the picture as I am from Maine and I love the pine trees! You must be so proud of Lauren!!!!
    Thanks for the gift of art today Roseanne and Lauren!!!!❤️

    • Hi Ann, new techniques are sometimes intimidating and I find myself relying on the tried and true techniques too much. I hope you give this a try as I know I will be trying to improve upon it. Thank you for the kind comments regarding Lauren…we are very proud of her.

  3. I love your card, inside & out….very pretty! And your daughter certainly is talented as well! I am sure SOME of those artistic genes must have come from you! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

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