Tuesday, 14 October 2014

You Color My World

One of my favourite techniques lately is to use a stencil to outline an image and then fill in with watercolour. I was going through my stencil stash looking for my next project when I came across this older Studio Calico stencil recently liberated from one of my SC Scrapbook kits. I thought that it would look good in rainbow colours. 

I temporarily adhered the stencil to a piece of watercolour paper and outlined the shapes using Inktense pencils. I then removed the stencil and filled in the shapes using some water. I took my inspiration for the next step from Christine Drogt's guest spot on Virgnia's View - she cut a stencils image out and popped it up with foam tape. I did the same with my watercoloured stencil image. I stamped the greeting and coloured in the "Color" with a black Wink of Stella pen - you can't really see the shimmer in the picture but it is there in real life.

I'm not usually very good at linking to multiple challenges but this card was inspired by so many places. I will link to Virginia's View Challenge which features Clean and Simple. I will also link to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to watercolour, and I will link to Addicted to CAS which focuses on stencils (my second entry).

Stencil: Studio Calico
Stamp: Reverse Confetti - Dream In Color
Colour Medium: Inktense Watercolour pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!


  1. LOVE the modern design - great watercolouring example.

    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Watercolour Challenge.
    Caryn x

  2. Love the rainbow colouring Jill - the design is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at the ATCAS stencil challenge - Sylvia.

  3. a great combination of techniques and the effect is beautiful, love those rainbow colours. Thanks so much for another fantastic entry at ATCAS and good luck.


  4. The design and sentiment are perfect for each other! I love the colors that you chose! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!