08 September 2017

Colour My World - Watercolour pencil, Distress Crayon, and Perfect Pearls

The sly wink of this little magical owl made me think of a rainbow bursting from a cloud 'cause rainbows are one of the most beautiful bits of magic in the world.

The stamps in this card are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The cloud die is Craftin' Desert Divas. The rainbow is Distress Crayon and sprinkled over everything is the magic of Perfect Pearls. (Well, I think they're magical *grin*)


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Putting It Together

Since I've been traveling with my watercolour pencils, I decided to take them along to my day job, too, and do a little colouring during lunch.

I coloured up the owl...

.. and her lovely hat. A relaxing way to spend lunch.

At home, I used Distress Crayon on 140lb watercolour paper, scribing each colour in a quick swoop.

I sprayed the crayon with Perfect Pearl water (Confetti White).

With a dry clean cloth, I smeared the crayon in a single swoop. To do a second swoop, turn the cloth to a new clean area so the colours remain in their respective places.

The result is a really pretty smear.

The shine on the rainbow from the Confetti White was nice, but I wanted a bit more. I added Turquoise Perfect Pearls and water to another mister and liberally sprayed the panel. One of the special properties of Distress Crayon is that it stays put when wet unless you explicitly 'move' it with a brush or wipe or whatever. Thus, I could spray the panel with the Perfect Pearls and not affect the rainbow.

The palette I used for the background with the addition of Confetti White Perfect Pearls.

I die cut some clouds from white gold metallic cardstock and fussy cut the owl. I dry fit them on the background to get a feel for what more I needed. I love the stitched swirls on those clouds!

I cut flag for a sentiment and dry fit it as well.

I ran the edge of the rainbow panel on a Mermaid Lagoon mini to give it a tiny line of colour.

I doubled up on the top cloud, adding a second layer of cardstock to it. I then adhered the two clouds together so I could use them as a single piece. I added foam mounting tape to give them dimension.

The double cardstock on the top cloud gives it just a nudge of dimension. The third cloud, below the owl, is adhered with tape runner for another dimension level. The owl and sentiment are both adhered with foam mounting tape. The whole panel is adhered with Scor-tape.

Inside, I added stars and another cheery sentiment.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Rainbow Clours
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Stamp It
Try It On Tuesday: Stitch It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Stamp It
Tuesday Throwdown: Dies and/or Punches
Scrapping 4 Fun: Techniques: Watercolour pencil and Distress Crayon
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour: Spritz
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes


  1. Love your project - beautiful card, just lovely for our new challenge on Scrapping4fun. Thanks for sharing. Majda, DT

  2. Beatiful card, i like your rainbow very much.
    Miroslava Scrapping4fun DT

  3. Its a really sweet image and the rainbow looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at TioT's this time.

  4. What an adorable card. I love the technique you used to create the rainbow. So pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Gorgeous card Rijacki :-) the rainbow is so pretty and I love the little owl, very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. What a gorgeous card. Love everything about it especially how you used the distress crayons and the owl on his broomstick is so cute.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

  7. Your card is so adorable! The rainbow looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Mar x

  8. such a sweet card. love your rainbow. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  9. Love this image and your card....rainbows are so beautiful Your owl is colored so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at our punch/die cut challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  10. Wow... lovely coloring. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrappin4fun Challenges. Priya-DT Member

  11. What a cute little owl and I love your colouring. Great card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will play along with us again soon.
    Carol x

  12. Lovely card love the cute image
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT


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