06 July 2018

Beachy Keen - watercolour pencil

Sun worshipping is popular this time of year in the northern hemisphere. Running along on the beach with nary a care, beachy keen! My card features a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

Putting It Together

I'm not terribly fond of summer heat, but summer frivolity and freeness, that's for me.

I stamped the image with black archival ink on watercolour cardstock.

Using watercolour pencils, especially creamy ones like the Nuvo pencils, I use a combo of techniques. A bit of pencil layering and blending with a water brush to finish the blend instead of a white or light coloured pencil. I aimed for a sunkissed look to the skin.

For the hair, I use a lot of colours but don't blend them with water for a more textured look.

I used yellow for her suit and wrap, bringing in the sunshine.

I finished off with two reds for her mouth.

I found a die for the perfect fit.

I used a blender tool to add a couple Distress ink colours to the outer edges of the oval. I used blue, Tumbled Glass, on the top and a light brown, Tie Dye, on the bottom for sky and sand.

To spice up the beachy theme, I decided to use a kraft card base and blue background papers. I also added in a strip of seashells.

I used the July sketch from the Kraftin' Kimmie challenges for the layout.

I stamped a sentiment on the oval and, after adhering the background papers, I used foam mounting tape on the oval for dimension and added 3 glittery yellow enamel dots to bring in a bit more yellow and balance (even though they're not in the sketch).

Inside, I added another sentiment and pile of shells from older Kraftin' Kimmie sets.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: At the Beach
Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday: Great Outdoors
Tuesday Throwdown: Great Outdoors
Pearly Sparkles: Girly
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


  1. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  2. Love this fun image! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  3. Fun summery card! Cute image and design too. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt


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