Beate's Weekend Sketch # 5 Challenge

This is the card I made for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I love the gate fold card and will definitely be using it again in the future! The challenge can be found here on Beate's blog.

Ok... So I've come to a realization... Watercoloring is HARD! :) LOL, I never thought it was easy, but seriously, should it be so hard to color two flowers??? I need some serious practice. :) How do you keep the colors from bleeding into another area (i.e. the petal colors going into the center of the flowers)?


Paper - Groovy Guava, River Rock, Soft Sky, Shimmer White, Birdie by Crate Papers

Stamps - SU! Because of You

Ink - Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, StazOn Black

Miscellaneous - Sheer blue polka dot ribbon, Stickles, White gel pen


  1. So pretty. Love the papers you used. Great card

  2. Love the card, especially the DP you used.

  3. Heather, I like your gate fold card. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.

  4. Gorgeous card! With watercoloring, I've found: You can't paint anything that is touching another wet color. So for instance, on you flowers, if you paint the petals first, you have to let them dry before you paint the flower center. So I usually paint the petals, then do the other flower, then come back to do the flower center and stem, etc. Once one color is dry, it's less likely to bleed. Make sense? Hope that helps.

  5. Heather,
    Thanks for the words of encouragement. Good luck to you as well.
    Not looking at the scale is easy for me, cuz I can't stand the number that looks back at me. LOL! It's the cutting out goodies that will be my struggle.
    Thanks again.

  6. Hi Heather, thanks for the lovely comment. As Bethany said, sometimes you need to let dry, especially if you are using the aquapainter or a paintbrush. I find you can go a little quicker using the blender pens because they're not as wet as the aquapainter. HTH

  7. Awesome!! Great card. Love that you used the scallop circle vs a square :)


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