I have fallen in love with water color pencils, I’m all about “easy” and this is definitely the simplest way for me to create a water color image. All you have to do is lightly color in the flowers & leaves, use your Aqua Painter to add a small amount of water, repeat the process until you are happy with the results.

I wasn’t sure how I would like the leaves outlined in Melon Mambo but it reminds me of a coleus plant that I love so I’m pleased with the results. I started by using Melon Mambo and meant to color with the same color but I had a brain cramp and switched to Calypso Coral and didn’t realize it until I was finished…typical!

I heat embossed the sentiment and floral and I colored basic pearls with my Calypso Stampin’ Blend Marker.

 Card Recipe:


  • Calypso Coral stock 8½ x ¼, scrap for bow
  • Old Olive 5¼ x 4, scraps for vines
  • Shimmery White card stock 5 x 3¾
  • Whisper White 5¼ x 4, inside

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Blended Seasons Bundle


  • Black Memento ink pad
  • Water Color Pencils
  • Melon Mambo ink pad
  • Versa Mark Ink Pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder


  • Basic pearls
  • Gold Faceted Gems
  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive