Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Our challenge theme this month on A Blog Named Hero is watercolor.  Today I have an easy way to make a watercolored card thanks to Erum Tasmeen and her video here.  Even though she uses watercolor brush markers I think you could use any type of watercolor medium.

I began by stamping my peony and multiple leaves in Versamark and embossing them in gold on some heavy watercolor paper.  Then I die cut them with the matching dies.  Next I just played with colors by daubing on concentrated pinks, reds and yellow for the flower and green and aqua for the leaves.  Spritzed with water and let the water do the work.  If I had a little too much water in places I just picked up the excess with a paper towel.  Then I let it all dry naturally as using a heat gun would move the colors around too much.  I spattered some black for the background on the card base, attached the flower with some foam tape, added the leaves and little sentiment (the rest of it will be inside) along with a few enamel dots and done.

Be sure to try your hand at watercoloring and enter our challenge for this month here.  There are two Hero Arts gift certificates waiting to won.  Thanks for stopping by today and always love to read your kind comments.


  1. Beautiful colors Betty. One of my favorite watercoloring techniques.

  2. Stunning card, Betty - just love that watercolored blossom embossed in gold!! Your splatters add the perfect touch!!

  3. As you know, I LOVE that technique & your card is an outstanding example with the big, beautiful peony! Now I'm going to see what big die cuts I might use.

  4. What a stunner Betty. Love the differences in the tones and colours. A beautiful card.

  5. Very impressive!! Love the way you colored it!


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