Watercolor fun

I made some Thanksgiving cards last week using one of the techniques I learned at the card making party I went to last month.  I stamped the cornucopia onto some card stock and colored it in with our watercolor pencils.  I enjoyed this bit of coloring fun! Then I used a watercolor brush and water to paint over my coloring.  My artistic skills are quite limited ~ and this was such an easy way to feel like a real artist!

If I can find a Christmas stamp to color ~ I would like to make my own Christmas cards too!

Blessings to you all as a new week begins!


20 thoughts on “Watercolor fun

  1. These cards are lovely! Amazing to think what you can do with a stamp and some crayons!

    What effect does the brushed on water have on the colouring?

    Blessings to you ….

  2. Good Evening Sharon ~

    You did a wonderful job on your homemade Thanksgiving cards! Very, very nice!

    I like your new look on your website! ~ Nice! ~

    I love the little produce wagon with the corn. So simple and perfect for fall.

    Thank you for sharing!!

    Simple blessings!

    Hugs ~

  3. Blessings to you this Tuesday! I love the cards-I used to make my own cards so it brings back memories and you did a great job. At first, I thought they were coasters for glasses. Love the small wagon and corn. Love the new look your blog has. Enjoy the changing weather.

  4. They are very pretty. Looks like a lot of work. I always have good intentions then life gets in the way. Coloring…that is good. I Remember when I did that as a child and it actually filled up hours of free time. I never had that giant box of crayons, but had friends that shared (:

  5. Dear Dallas ~

    Thank you ~ this is such a fun way to make cards! And it makes it easy for me! Brushing water on the coloring blends the colors giving it a watercolor effect. I used mostly watercolor pencils on these, but I had used watercolor crayons at the party. I think the card I made with the crayons actually looked more like it was watercolored than these.

    I hope you are enjoying a blessed week!



  6. Thank you, Teri!

    I had fun working on the cards! Thanks also for mentioning my new look! I can’t make it look too much different ~ but I was ready for a little change!

    I found the little wagon at the thrift store two years ago and I just love bringing it out for fall!

    Sweet blessings to you!


  7. Dear Noreen,

    Thank you so much! I enjoy making cards and these were such fun ~ coloring the design and then using the brush to give the watercolor effect.

    I am enjoying the beautiful weather. Isn’t everything just so pretty this time of year? We go walking in the mornings and it is starting to be quite chilly!

    Sweet blessings & hugs,


  8. Thank you, Deby!

    I thought it was relaxing too! This was such an easy way for me to enjoy watercoloring ~ I just need to try and stay in the lines!! 🙂

    Blessings on your day,


  9. Dear Tina,

    Thank you! My daughter had been using the watercolor pencils for her art ~ I didn’t know how fun it was! As long as I have a design that I can just color in ~ it’s good!

    Sweet blessings,


  10. Thanks, Pam!

    They really weren’t too much work at all ~ just coloring in and dabbing with water to blend! 🙂 I always loved fresh new crayons ~ this gives me an excuse to color again! 🙂

    Many blessings,


  11. Thank you, Elizabeth!

    I appreciate your kind words so much! It really was so enjoyable and relaxing to work on these! But I love to send cards too, so it will be a double blessing when I put them in the mail!! 🙂

    Have a sweet day!


  12. Sharon,
    What talent! Beautiful !
    We went to the Smokey Mountains and there were so many fall decorations in yards; not to mention the leaves changing for the fall designed by our Creator! I’ll have to post the pictres on my blog.

  13. Thank you, Susan!

    I found the little wagon while browsing at the thrift store a couple of years ago. I enjoy bringing it out in the fall ~ sometimes I’ll add a pumpkin and a gourd too! Fall is such a wonderful time of year!

    Blessings to you,


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