A Watercolor Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Watercolor Blog Hop! In this blog hop you will see creations by over 20 CTMH Consultants using Watercolor Paints or Watercolor Pencils. This hop will be a lot of fun and I'm sure will inspire you! If you have come here from Darlys Recker's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

Originally, I had another card all ready to go for this blog hop.  But this stamp set kept coming to mind lately - alot.  I think maybe it is because a couple of my customer have ordered just this past week.  The other night I went to bed with this stamp on my mind and woke up in the morning with an idea of how I wanted to use it.  I couldn't wait to try out my idea.

Here is how I created this card. (Hint: To help reduce the amount of buckling when using watercolor paints I taped down my watercolor paper with washi tape.)  First I painted a blue background on a piece of watercolor paper.  I set this aside and worked on a piece that I was going to stamp my balloon on to. First I used a generous amount of water washing it across the paper to get it really wet.  Then, I added color making sure to have lots of water so that I could push it around the paper.  I started with yellow paint and went to orange and green next.  Then added a wash of pink into the yellow and top of the orange.   

Once this dried, I stamped my hot air balloon on top of the Blue watercolor piece and again on the multi-color piece.  I cut our the balloon on the multi-color watercolor paper and using Thin 3D Foam tape, I attached it on top of the stamped image on the blue background.

Products Used:
Paper Fundamental Cardstock Whimsy (Sweet Leaf) Z3127
Balloon Wishes -D1667
Black Momento Ink - Z899
Watercolor Paints - Z3132
Paint Brush Set - Z3188
Watercolor Paper - Z3146
Sparkles Clear Assortment - Z1752

Now it is time to check out all the other fun things using a watercolor technqiue!
Hop over to Lisa Plummer's blog to see what she has for you!


  1. Love the hints that you provided to keep the paper from buckling. The image looks terrific!

  2. Lovely. I have that stamp, I'm going to have to CASE this idea, it's lovely

  3. Fabulous idea to paint then stamp, it really makes the balloon pop!

  4. Terrific card, Gina! Thanks for illustrating with photos your creative process and for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  5. Love how the balloon turned out. Thanks for the tip on taping paper down. I've been struggling with that and hadn't heard your idea before!

  6. Love your card and have been wanting to use the balloon stamp, I'm inspired. Thanks!

  7. Beautiful card ~ Thank you for the inspiration to finally use this stamp set.


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