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Thank You: Zig Watercolor


Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and I’m sharing a simple watercolor card today.

I finally got my mits on the Zig Clean Color markers and I had to put them on a flower. I had to. Our challenge this month is Clean and Simple so I had to do that too. Just cause I love it 🙂


I started off by stamping the bell-flower from the new Lia Griffith collection on watercolor paper with archival black ink. I used only one mask to get all of them stamped. Super easy.  One of the big elements with Clean and Simple cards is white space. Now it doesn’t have to be white but there should be a large area of blank space.

To get the color I wanted I added some light blue where I wanted the flowers to be the darkest. I went right over the light blue with a light purple but didn’t take it all the way to the tips. Next I blended the two over the entire flower with a paintbrush and a very little bit of water. If you get too much water you can soak it up with a dry towel just like regular watercolors. I love how some are more blue and others are more purple. Pretty!


 After the flowers and leaves were colored in I used the same light blue and a bit of grey to create a soft background. I laid the color down right next to the flower and then pulled it out with my paintbrush. Anything that was too dark I just blotted off.

Once it was all dry I stamped my sentiment in the same black ink and trimmed my panel down. I adhered a strip of Navy to my card base and then added my stamped panel on top with dimensional adhesive. The finishing touch was a healthy coating of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

We hope to see you playing along with our monthly challenge. You don’t want to miss your chance to win $25.00 to the store!!


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Tea Flowers stamp set

Friends By Lia

Zig Clean Color Markers

Bazzill cardstock in Gumball 

Clear Wink of Stella

WPlus9 Pure Color Black Ink

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

5 thoughts on “Thank You: Zig Watercolor

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I like how the different colors blended differently. Looks amazing on this post. Love the detail one can see. Awesome work, Kelly! Congrats on your new toys. 🙂

  2. Kelly the bell flowers looks wonderful!! Beautiful colouring!!!

  3. fabulous colouring Kelly

  4. Wow that is a super pretty card!

  5. Thank you for sharing your Zig journey and this beautiful card! I love the CAS design and the colors are just gorgeous. I’ve been thinking, debating, contemplating, and comparing prices of the Zig watercolor brushes and finally gave in today I ordered a set of 36 from Amazon. If they work as well as the beauty on your card, I’ll be patient with the delivery time and wrappers. Looking forward to more examples of your creative talents and thanks for helping assure me that I made a good decision with my purchase.

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