Rain or Shine Watercolor – IPC 142


Hello! It’s time again for a new Inky Paws Challenge on the Newton’s Nook Blog! This new challenge is all about watercolor, so watercolor a background, a stamped image, or anything else you can imagine and play along with us!

I will admit, watercolor is not something I’m super comfortable with, but I thought the Newton’s Rain Boots stamp set would be perfect with a watercolor background! I absolutely love the image of the little kitty in the boot, but I wanted to add a little something extra to the boots. So, I found a small heart image from another Newton’s Nook set (I used heart from the Newton’s Birthday Balloons set, but any small, open image would work perfectly!) I decided to color the stamped image using my Copics, and I used these colors:

Black Cat: 100, W8, W6, W3, W2

Boots: BG45, BG32, BG11, BG10, C3, C1

Ducks: Y38, Y35, Y08, Y02

After my coloring, I cut the images using the coordinating dies. Next, I used a piece of watercolor paper and made a puddle towards the bottom of the paper. To do my watercolor, I used a mix of inks including Gina K Turquoise Sea, Gina K Vibrant Violet, and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. When I was happy with my puddle, I used the same colors to watercolor a strip of paper and I splattered the rest of my panel to look like rain. I had a little bit of ink still left, so I decided to try watercoloring on a piece of vellum. To keep my vellum flat as it dried, I put an acrylic block on top of it, and I let the other pieces dry on their own.

When everything was dry, I cut the small watercolor piece and the velum using the Sky Borders die set. To assemble my card, I glued the vellum clouds behind the second cloud piece and then adhered both to the back panel. Then, I glued the colored images to the panel on top of the puddle and stamped the sentiment “get wellie soon” next to the boots.

I hope my card inspires you to join the Inky Paws Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

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