Sunday, November 10, 2019

coloring over watercolor with essentials by ellen

Have you ever tried coloring over a watercolored background? I love doing it because it feels like a super easy way to get a big pop of color!
Hopefully you are joining us for the Essentials by Ellen November Release Hop and arriving from Ardyth's amazing blog! (You can find the whole hop list over on the EH blog.)
For these cards, I used Catherine Pooler ink pads and reinkers. Using the reinkers and the ink pads gives different saturation of the same colors without having to add layers of watercolor.





I love adding the Copic coloring on top but since the watercolor cardstock soaks up a lot of ink, I keep the coloring simple with very little blending.

You can see a little bit more about the super easy process in this quick video...







To see what the rest of my talented friends have created with the latest Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies, keep hoping along to Adelina's fantastic blog!

And before you hop along, there are prizes! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole November Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, November 14th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly

P.S. You can see the whole Essentials by Ellen November release HERE


supplies:
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New Moon Ink (for Copic coloring)
VersaFine Nocturne (for sentiments)
Catherine Pooler Inks Sauna, Coral Cabana & Be Mine
Copic Markers RV55, R22, Y17, T2 & T4

39 comments:

Susan Jensen said...

I like your use of watercolors. It has such a welcoming affect!

SmilynStef said...

happy inky goodness

Brenda said...

Love them all!

Thalia said...

💜 your inking process. So fun to play with ink. In the weeds is a great set.

Melanie said...

I love the blimp! It’s so fun!

My Red Hen said...

Cool!

Tami B. said...

Pretty cards and good ones to make as a gift set.

Wendolefire said...

I love all the colors you used. The yellow flowers are my favorite.

Tracy Ercole said...

So pretty.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the great video!! Love the designs

Christel said...

Great bright cards that really pop. So fun to get new ideas that are not super complicated. Your cards are such happy cards.. love them!

V. K. said...

Very pretty cards and great design.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous colors on your beautiful cards! I love the designs you used! Great release!

dyeandpigment said...

very nice cards. Just love watercolor and the new stamps are super.

Lagene said...

Awesome creations, I especially love your butterfly card! Lovely background!

JMN said...

Love your video showing your process ... stunning cards.

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Andre M. said...

Lovely palette on these pretty cards, thanks for the video.

Marty B said...

Very pretty effect. Love the lose design and enjoyed your video.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! Great video on watercoloring...
Thanks so much for sharing.

Eileen M said...

Great design, I love how you added the color. Thanks for the video!

Icemark2la@gmail.com said...

Wonderful inspiration!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful watercolor backgrounds!

Mendy said...

Love your cards and the watercoloring you did. I so want to get better at it. Guess I just need to keep practicing. Going to watch your video again, I saved it.

Raji said...

Loved the backgrounds you did in video. So simple and beautiful!

Joy Meadows said...

Your watercolor background is so pretty and I love the butterfly!!

Daria G. said...

Love you cards Carly, brightful as usual and so contrast! bravo!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love those watercolor backgrounds.

Denise Terry said...

I've never tried coloring over watercolor, but now I want to! Can I take the rest of the day off work to play???

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful cards. Love the watercolor
backgrounds. thanks for sharing
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Linda BL said...

Very cute, happy cards! Love the new stamps in the release.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards Carly and I love your pops of color in the backgrounds. So pretty and such a fun release!

sentsue said...

Love the simple wash of colors!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the coloring over the watercolors.

berryblue said...

These are AWESOME and so inspiring! I love each of your cards! Such bright colors and a fun technique that I can't wait to try.

Sharron said...

Fabulous watercolored backgrounds!

dolphinlover said...

Love your watercoloring using Catherine Pooler ink pads and reinkers . Great colors. Thanks for the video!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Thanks for the video! Bright, happy cards!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors and that gorgeous background!