Sunday, 24 March 2019

Watercolouring on vellum

This month's challenge at CAS Watercolour was to watercolour on vellum, something I have never tried before, so this was the perfect time to try this technique as well as using more of the supplies I have been hoarding.

I pulled out my NBUS Beautiful set by Altenew and heat embossed the image in gold ep (Papermania). I dabbed several CP inks onto an acrylic block and used that as my palette, picking up the ink (and extra water) with a filled water brush to colour in the image.

BTW, after I had finished colouring, I spritzed the remaining ink on my palette with a little water and 'stamped' my block onto a panel of watercolour card, which I then used for this Christmas card.

I fussy cut the image and used some glue dots in strategic places to add it to a panel that I had die cut using one of the dies from the Mix & Mat: Flourishes set (Papertrey Ink). I had not used the separate dies until now, but I do love how elegant this one looks when used on its own. I used thin foam tape to adhere my panel to my apple green card.

I finished off with a sentiment strip (SSS & Papermania gold ep) and a few gold sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

I'm playing at:

CAS Watercolour - Watercolour on vellum

Hero Arts - National Craft Month - bulding my birthday stash

Seize the Birthday - #161 Anything goes (no toppings for me)

Uniko - #52 Spring (optional: Easter)

Time Out - #131 5th Birthday challenge
(I went with the Birthday wishes)


  1. Oh wow! This is so beautiful! I love it so much!!! Thanks for joining the fun at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.

  2. Amazing card Marianne! Your watercoloured flowers are gorgeous. The fussy-cutting makes them stand out on the card and gives them depth and also shows how translucent they are being done on vellum The framing is perfect (I need to get that mat die!) :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. so that stamp.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge!
    :) Karen

  4. Beautiful flowers, Marianne! I love the colors you chose and the dimension of the fussy cut vellum flowers! Great way to use up the leftover color too! Love how the pretty die cut frame lets a bit of that Spring green peek through. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Such a pretty card, love the look of the watercoloured vellum. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  6. Zóó mooi...🎨 Xx Ineke

  7. This is such a beautiful card, the flower is just perfect heat embossed on vellum and the soft watercolouring. Love it

  8. Well, you would never think you've tried this technique before, your watercolouring is incredible on the vellum. You should definitely do it more often!! The colours are so soft and I'm in love with the die frame you used with the little holes, very cool. I'm so very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

  9. Your watercolour vellum flowers are amazing! What a beautiful card. Love the sequins and the white space. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  10. So pretty! Watercoloring on vellum is something I haven't tried, thanks for the inspiration! This look is so soft and feminine... Love it. The flower stamps you used are gorgeous and really suit this coloring style! Love all the white space on your card as well. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  11. Absolutely beautiful, Marianne ! For a first trial, you totally rock this technique. Love the gold embossing on Vellum and it makes a beautiful contrast with the white panel. I'm totally in love with the doted frame. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

  12. Echoing the others: your painted-on-vellum blooms are gorgeous! The gold embossing is a lovely touch! Thrilled to see your creativity in the Uniko gallery!

  13. So wonderfully elegant. I love the watercolour on vellum, something you have inspired me to try! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x