Baby steps to no line colouring

Hello friends. It’s Donna here from donnaisplayingpaper, and I have a card for you today that uses exactly the same stamp set that I used very recently, but for a VERY different look. You can see last week’s card here

If you find no line colouring intimidating, this might be a technique that interests you. No line colouring involves stamping in a super light coloured ink that will disappear once you colour over it. It gives more realistic results than having a black line but it’s tricky, because you have to put back the ‘lines’ yourself! For today’s cards, I stamped in a mid coloured ink, so that there is no black line but the line is still visible. You can see a video of the making process here on my YouTube channel.

The hero stamp for today’s card is Ladybug Garden. As well as the 6 ladybug images, there a two lovely garden scenes, and I’ve used both for these cards, stamping them side by side. I used watercolour paper for both cards, and stamped one with Tumbled glass, and one with Tattered Rose Distress inks. I then watercoloured them both, using watercolour brush markers , a mixture of Altenew brush Markers, and Zig clean colour real brush markers, for one card, and Daniel Smith paints for the other, mostly mixes that I can’t name because they were sitting on my palette, but I definitely used Quinacridone Coral. Because the images were so detailed, I think the brush markers were easier for the smaller sections. 

I spattered one of the cards with green, blue and a little pink watercolour. That wasn’t my original plan, but I accidentally smudged some of the flower buds, and needed to hide the smudges. To make the changes fit in with the card, I chose a sentiment from a stamp set called Hey Chickie, which says” Showering you with love”. I thought this was a good match with the raindrop effect that was created. The other card uses a sentiment from the Spring Snow Globe Scenes , which simply says “Just for you”. I like sentiments like this as they make the card very multi purpose. I stamped in Versamark clear ink onto grey paper and heat embossed the sentiments in white embossing powder

I cut each of the panels using the second largest Pink and Main Stitched Slimline die. This gave me a quarter inch border for a 3 1/2 by 8 inch card. I made my own card bases by scoring a sheet of US sized card at 3 1/2 inches, folding and pressing it own, then cutting the excess to be level with the edge. 

The cards took a bit longer that usual to colour, because the you need to wait for each layer of paint to dry. I sped this up by jumping around the card and painting something else while I waited. I’m very pleased with the final results though, and look forward to sharing these with friends.

Until next time, may you have flowers in your life, and enough margin to watch some paint dry!!!

Blessings, 

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Stitched Slimline dies
Pink and Main Stitched Slimline dies
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
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Altenew Watercolor Markers - Spring
Altenew Watercolor Markers – Spring
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
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Pink and Main Ladybug Garden stamp
Pink and Main Ladybug Garden stamp
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Pink and Main Spring Snow Globe Scenes stamp
Pink and Main Spring Snow Globe Scenes stamp
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Pink and Main Hey Chickie Stamp
Pink and Main Hey Chickie Stamp
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Canson Watercolour paper
Canson Watercolour paper
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Daniel Smith Watercolour paint set
Daniel Smith Watercolour paint set
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