No line watercoloring adventure

 Hi guys! Today I am sharing a card with the awesome happy camper stamp set. The first time I saw this stamp set, I wanted to try to color the images with watercolors. I chose to use the hardest route: no line watercoloring. I always love the results, but I don't always achieve the result I want. This time, with this card, it worked and I love it so much.

I started by stamping my images with Antique Linen distress ink on a watercolor paper. Then, I used my distress inks and smooched them on a board so I could add a little bit of water and use my inks for watercoloring. I love this technique because I find it easier to control. I used a #2 brush size for all of the images. The hardest part to no line coloring is the shadows to add depth on the image, and I had a bit of trouble with the bear. In the end, I think the result is really cute. 

To add a little bit of shadows, I used my polychromos just to accentuate the lines. For the background, I die cut a circle and used salvaged patina distress oxide to make a gradient effect for the sky. I added some splatter with the salvaged patina distress spray stain. I kept the scrap of the die cut so I could put the circle back there. For the grass part, I cut a strip of paper and used mowed lawn distress oxide. 

For the card base, I made a A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) with white cardstock. I added a grey panel of cardstock the size of my card base and adhere all of my elements. All of the elements on the front of the card, I used foam tape, to make them pop up more. For some embellishments, I used the captivating cactus sequin mix

Hope you liked my project!

Thank you for visiting and have an awesome day! 


  1. Julie, this card is amazing. I just love this cute camping scene. You shading on the sleeping bear is so beautiful


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