Watercolour Whale

I don’t make many cards for children so I’m sometimes at a loss for the right theme. The whimsical and beautiful animal stamps from Pink Ink Designs have helped me out several times, and not just for children. This one, simply titled ‘whale’ from their nautical series is lovely to paint or colour. Last time I used it I coloured with Faber-Castell polychromos pencils on kraft cardstock.

For this card I embossed with Brutus Monroe sterling embossing powder on hot pressed watercolour paper then painted with Sennelier watercolour paints. I painted the water first with a mix of blues, then the whale with my darkest blue mixed with some Paynes grey to darken it even further.

I’ve only seen whales up close once and that was not very close. My family went on a whale watching boat off the coast of Grand Manan Island and saw only a few whales but a beautiful sunset. My brother and sister-in-law see them regularly from their balcony!


7 Comments on “Watercolour Whale”

  1. Lorraine Melin says:

    So beautiful! I love the blues.

  2. nancystiz says:

    That whale looks fabulous embossed in silver! Love the shades of blue in both the water and the depth of color in the whale. I see another stamp on my wish list too! Beautifully painted!

  3. Bonnie says:

    What an elegant whale, Heather! You’ve colored this so beautifully in the dark blue with the silver embossing! I got your beautiful card today. Thank you so much. Another one to frame!

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    This is a very elegant whale Heather and you have coloured it so beautifully. We went on two whale watching trips when on holiday in Nova Scotia. Two fabulous trips out to sea but sadly not a whale in sight 😦

  5. Pat says:

    This is gorgeous and so sparkly too and I love the blue tones which work brilliantly for the water and the whale. Hubby and I did catch site of a distant whale a couple of times whilst in Australia, but only a fleeting glimpse, but so exciting even so. x

  6. Loll says:

    Beautifully watercoloured Heather. Love the gorgeous whale image … made even better with the silver embossing. I have seen whales several times while on holiday on the Gulf Islands (just off B.C. Mainland coast). They are so incredible to see in real life. xx

  7. Lagene says:

    Fintastic aka FANTASTIC!

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