Saturday, April 20, 2019

drippy watercolor + happy beeday blog hop

Honey Bee is celebrating their 4th birthday with a tremendous new release and a blog hop so fantastic that it's taking two days! LOL! (And if you're hopping with us, you should be arriving from Cathy Zielske's blog.)
There are so many sets in this release that I love, I seriously can't pick a favorite to share with you so I decided to pick one of my favorite watercolor techniques...drippy watercolor with Distress Inks. (And you check out the whole release HERE.)

This is a glazing/overlaying watercolor technique with a little intentional messiness thrown in. It's perfect with Distress Inks and so fun with the Honey Bee Flutter By set.

See my drippy watercolor in action in this short video...







Honey Bee is also doing a fun giveaway, a Spring Fling Prize Pack that includes the Spring Peony stamp and dies, Spring Fling paper, Spring Fling enamel dots, and the Radiant Background Stencil!

To enter to win, just comment at each blog hop stop!

Thanks for stopping by! To keep hopping, head over to Laura Bassen's blog and have fun!

Hugs!
Carly

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79 comments:

Ginger said...

I love how the colors radiate from the butterflies. It is a unique way to use this set! The cards are absolutely gorgeous! I know have a new technique to try! Thanks for the video too! Excellent job!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards! :)

Joy said...

Love those butterflies! Pretty water-coloring!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Very lovely! Pinned it for inspiration :)

Jackie S said...

Beautiful one layer cards.

I Card Everyone said...

Carly! Drippy and OH so beautiful!
=]

LittleSher said...

I enjoy the drippy backgrounds!

Andre M. said...

These butterflies are so pretty, thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.

BeverlyBL said...

I love your "drippy" technique. Your cards are lovely, and who doesn't love a beautiful butterfly and a seemingly simple card. Thank you for the video demo. Very helpful.

sharon g said...

You colored the butterflies in such a cute, fresh way!

Sheri said...

The butterflies are beautiful on the gorgeous backgrounds!

Barbara said...

This is a great look and I will try this technique. Your cards are "simply" gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such lovely butterfly cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful butterflies.
Love the colors that drift off
from them. Wonderful idea.
thanks for sharing
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Glenda a. said...

OH MY!! my favourite way to create a mixed media background. Love these cards and may have to create a Mother's Day card using this technique. Thanks for sharong.

Patty said...

Love your clean and simple butterfly cards!

KLancaster said...

Very pretty! I love C&S cards.

Verhey Family Blog said...

Ooohhh. I like what you did here.

Michelle McClellan said...

Wow! Stunning! Love how the background and butterfly colors bring it all together!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these gorgeous butterflies! Beautiful colors!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Carly
Your tiny fluttering cuties are so soothing to the eye that i thought i can keep my eyes glued to them.love and hugs

Jeannean said...

I've never tried this technique! It looks very satisfying!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

I like the pop of color around the butterflies on your cards. I forget that distress inks make great watercolors!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Fabulous cards and colouring!!!

bzyPTmom said...

Beee-utiful butterfly cards--love the stamp set and love your cool backgrounds! Congrats to Honey Bee!

Candy said...

Looks like spring

Avra Williams said...

So pretty!

sentsue said...

Love the watercolor Carly!

Silvia Galloni said...

Just beautiful.

Isabelle said...

Your cards are beautiful and very delicate !

Cheryl Rigney said...

Simple and yet so beautiful!! Love the results of your drippy watercolor technique!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! Love!

Lee said...

Lovely water colored cards!

Becca Yahrling said...

I think these are so stunning! Beautiful colors.

Cat Arenzana said...

I love the drippy watercolor backgrounds! And the butterflies are just beautiful!

Ashley said...

Such sweet cards! Thank you for sharing the drippy watercolor technique! I can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Love those butterflies. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

SherriV said...

Simple and elegant

Karriane Goodwill said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. I could use some spring in upstate NY so these cards are the perfect fit.
Thanks for sharing.

Dayle said...

Beautiful card and I love your watercoloring!

Judy Markowitz said...

What stunning projects! I really need to try this technique!

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! These butterflies are just awesome! I Love the colors!

joni said...

Beautiful cards! Love your butterflies and I'm loving that watercolor technique! TFS
hugs,
joni

Trudy said...

That technique is so cool. I’ll have to try it

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful butterflies. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Pretty! I love the airy watercoloring behind your butterflies!

Anita S said...

Great technique. It looks like the butterflies splashed the color.

Cindy said...

Love learning new coloring techniques ….

Ronda S said...

Gorgeous effect. You make it look so easy. I'm afraid I would water down to much of the color from my butterflies.

JMN said...

Very pretty cards. Thankyou for sharing this technique in your process video.

Subhashini said...

Love the simplicity of your cards, would love to play with drippy watercolors!!!

Unknown said...

Super sweet and simple. I love your cheerful spirit!

Julie from NZ said...

A great way to create a background. It sets this butterflies off beautifully

Lori Kobular said...

Love your beautifully colored butterflies! Both your cards are gorgeous!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

So simple but so berautiful

Mirella said...

How beautiful in its simplicity! The splatters look fantastic behind the butterflies!

Jean said...

Lovely cards! Your technique is wonderful!

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards!

DJ said...

Lovely cards. This technique looks like fun. Thanks for sharing it.

Geri S said...

Ooo I love this technique - makes the butterflies beautiful! TFS! This set is terrific and on my wish list, too.

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome cards - thanks for sharing:)

Catherine said...

Those backgrounds are beautiful!

Tanya S said...

So pretty ..love the watercolor technique, such a fresh spring feeling

Chris R said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques. This is a beautiful card.

Sue D said...

Love the pretty colors.

Connie said...

pretty cards.

JessicaK said...

So beautiful and thank you for sharing the video. I cant wait to try it!

Jen said...

Your cards are beautiful! Loved seeing the quick video of how you created them. I am ready to go give this look a try. So lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet cards today along this hop.

Leanne said...

Pretty cards!

Lisa Byers said...

Beautiful butterflies!! Your watercoloring is amazing!! Very nice!!

Denise Mlady said...

These cards are so pretty! Great technique, I am going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

LIZARD said...

This drippy watercolor technique is super cool! I am gonna try it! What kind of paper did you use for this project, you might have said in the video but I could not turn the volume on! And what kind of brush is that? I love the soft colors this technique created and how the colors look like that was the butterflies path. Thanks for showing this to us! You have a new can in me. :)

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful butterflies! I love the matching soft backgrounds! Wonderful CAS cards they are :)

Cheryl S. said...

Butterflies are always in style and the sayings are terrific also!

Brenda said...

Those butterflies are amazing! Love the watercolor look.

Kathy Dippner said...

Love your drip technique. Your cards are beautiful.

Amy C. said...

Butterflies are my favorite! The watercolors are beautiful.

Kathy DeLozier said...

Lovely technique - the simplicity of the card really highlights the stamp and your watercoloring. I wanna try it!!