Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hero Arts-Gina K No Line Watercoloring

Hi friends...welcome to my post showcasing my challenge card for both Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches:

The colors for the challenge were yellow, grey and white and the lay out a simple layered rectangle. I thought I would try my hand at no-line water coloring which is the rage right now. I stamped the floral image of the collaborative stamp between Hero Arts and Gina K. Designs call Friendship Blooms using Antique Linen Distress Ink:
I used a #8 Silver Black Velvet water coloring brush and Altenew's 36 half pan set to color the image. This brush has a nice sharp point and holds a good amount of water. I used Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon and a bit of Sunkissed for the flowers.
I stamped the floral image onto masking paper and fussy cut it out. I laid the mask over the dry water colored image and set the piece on my Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Station. For the background I used a stencil called "Little Boxes." It is a 6" X 8" stencil so it easily covers the whole front image. Gently I ink blended Altenew's Gray Denim over the whole background.
To finish the card I cut the background with my Jillian Vance's Basic Rectangle die and also created a small border with the same set and a piece of ombre gray in Altenew's Rock Collection 6" X 6" paper. The sympathy set is from Honey Bee "With Sympathy" stamp set and Honey Cut die set. The final embellishments are from Trinity Stamps called "Cave Crystals":
They are a beautiful flat iridescent finish.
The inside is from My Favorite Things "Deepest Sympathy" set. This set has such wonderful sentiments for a sympathy card. Sometimes it is hard to know just the right words to use.

Thanks for sticking to the end and I hope you are all safe and don't need this type of card anytime soon!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a gorgeous card! Those flowers are so stunning! Love the rich colour. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! Unfortunately these are the cards I seem to need the most lately.

  2. This is so beautiful. I love the depth of colors for the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Beautiful card with so much depth and dimension! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you, Karren! I always look forward to your sketches.



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