Watermarked in blue

Watermarked queen annes lace

You may know blue is a favourite colour of mine as is Queen Anne’s Lace a favourite flower and watercolour a favourite technique. So when I saw this weeks Case this sketch I decided to use all three favourites to complete the challenge.

The panel and the card base are both watercolour paper (details below). I sponged the panel with nautical blue ink then painted the stamp with water and stamped it onto the sponging. The image created by “water stamping” is quite subtle and in the background. I then stamped in nautical blue, once the whole stamp as well as a few partial impressions.  The final touches were some water droplets and some ink droplets.


Stamps: Queen Anne’s Lace, Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano Hot pressed 25%cotton watercolour paper

14 Comments on “Watermarked in blue”

  1. Gabby says:

    BEAUTIFUL blue watercolor! I usually add silhouettes in black but I like them in blue. I’ll have to soon try that. TFS 🙂

  2. Rosy Newlun says:

    So lovely, like a night sky. Well done!

  3. Paula Laird says:

    This is gorgoues! Thanks so much for sharing your process!

  4. Mary H. says:

    beautiful card, lovely effect with the way that you did this one. TFS

  5. Jan Castle says:

    Lovely card Heather!!

  6. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    I have my supplies ready to try this. Thanks.

  7. Karin says:

    Gorgeous card, lovely waterstamping! Have to try this!!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Wow, I don’t know how you did it, but such an interesting perspective — like lying on the ground and looking up at the sky. So pretty.

  9. Gorgeous!!! LOVE the blues…so pretty and soothing! By coincidence, I was sponging yesterday and thinking of you the whole time. You’ve got this technique down pat, and my own efforts are a bit iffy…but it’s a fun and satisfying process nevertheless. Thanks for inspiring me!!!

  10. Chrissy L says:

    This is just lovely!! Gorgeous!

  11. Barbara Roe says:

    Congrats on a beautiful card.

  12. No question this was another winning card, Heather! Congratulations on the honor from CTS!!

  13. Penny says:


    Your cards are so beautiful and I get such inspiration from them. I particularly love your collages and have tried a few. Thanks for sharing. I have a blog if you would like to visit some time. sierrastampin.blogspot.com.

  14. […] stamping the Queen Anne’s lace with water I tried the technique again with a different stamp. I masked a rectangle then used ink […]

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