11/05/2022

Watercolor ~ November 2022 Friends of Unity Blog Hop

Hello and welcome.  The November 2022 Friend's Of Unity blog hop inspiration is watercolor.  I hope that you will join in on the fun and inspiration.  Simply comment on each stop in the hop.  See the end of this post for your next stop in the hop.

Here is my watercolor project for November.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas


This card was a joy to make.  Watercolor is one of my favorite additions to card making.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this watercolor card.  To begin, prepare an A2 sized card base in white.  Next, onto watercolor card stock, add foliage stamping in different stamp layers, overlapping them at the top border.  For watercolor projects, I use waterproof ink.  Then, heat set the stamping.  Important, before adding watercolor, protect your workspace and do not inhale the crystal powders.  Next, spray water over the watercolor paper sections where you want to watercolor.  Then, gently tap a small amount of crystal powder color over the water.  I used a tiny bit of Brusho crystal colors in turquoise and orange. Also, spray again with water to blend and move the color.  Blot any puddles and then heat set.  To finish, die-cut or trim and adhere the dried watercolor panel over the card base with an added sentiment and gems.

Giveaway from me for the November 2022 hop:
I am giving away some of my own gently used Unity stamp sets plus new singles to one lucky winner, within the U.S. due to mailing costs.

1.  Simply comment on this blog post, including a way to contact or message you for winnings.
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Neither Facebook, Instagram nor YouTube are affiliated with my giveaway. This giveaway ends 11.30.22 at 11:59pm EST & announced shortly afterward, here on this post.

Here is a closer look.



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Supplies for today's project:


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62 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Gaylynn! I love your choice of colors!

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    1. Hi Crystal. Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome monthly hop.

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  2. Love this beautiful card! The colors are perfect!

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  3. Very pretty card. I would automatically go for red gems, but the Pearl's really joogsh it up a lot, nite to self. The powders are fascinating, one day.... I seem to be just gathering watercolor stash right now, looking forward to learning. I dont do instant grams or twit but enjoy being a subbie for you tubes. Happy Fall!

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    1. You're so nice. Thanks so much for stopping by. I always say, use what you have and work with that. :)

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  4. I love your card and I am so inspired to try out this technique. The look of watercolor running down the card is so dramatic. I have never used crystal powder, I will have to try this out. The layered leaves are just wonderful!

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    1. Most any crystal powders have similar effects used with water. Thank you.

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  5. I have the Brusho powders, and just love them. I had not thought of stamping first and then colouring, I have always done it the other way round!

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    1. Hi Glennis. Just remember to use waterproof ink like hybrid or archival, that dries completely or is heat set. Otherwise the ink may run with added. Thanks so much. :)

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    2. I meant to write "with added water". :)

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  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this technique, stamping first is a great idea.

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    1. Hi Laurie. Just remember to use waterproof ink like hybrid or archival, that dries completely or is heat set. Otherwise the ink may run with added water.

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  7. I have been following you in IG for awhile. my IG handle is Laurie2cats

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  8. I love that drippy kind of water coloring! I have tried it only a few times. I need practice, lots of it! lol Your card is very pretty.

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    1. Hi Becca. Don't be afraid to use lots of water. It helps the color to move more easily. Thanks. :)

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  9. I follow your you tube (Becca Yahrling)

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  10. I like your FB page (Becca Yahrling/rebyah1@gmail.com)

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  11. This is beautiful! I've never heard of these powders before - they're lovely <3

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    1. Most any brand of crystal powders will have similar effects with water added. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. Love the background
    and lovely colors.
    Carla from Arizona

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    1. Hi Carla. Thanks so much for stopping by and following. :)

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  13. I follow you on
    Facebook.
    Carla.hundley.3

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  14. Beautiful winter card, Gaylynn!

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  15. Beautiful water coloring! I LOVE your cards!

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    1. Awe, thanks for visiting Meghan. And for all the follows. :)

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  16. I follow on Instagram (MadeByMeghanK)

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  17. I subscribe on YouTube Meghan Kennihan

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  18. I subscribe to your Newsletter meghan.kennihan@gmail.com

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  19. What a truly beautiful card. I have always loved your watercoloring. This background wash is gorgeous! Such beautiful powders. You have a lovely blog, Gaylynn!

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    1. Hi Bobbie Sue. Thanks so very much my friend. 🤗

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  20. What a beautiful card! I love the colors you used! I already follow you on IG, Facebook, & YouTube.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Wilma. And thanks for following my socials. :)

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the black foliage on the watercolors background

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  22. *feel like a stalker... I follow you on IG (martha.leith), FB & YT (Martha Leith)* I love this card have it saved for inspo.

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    1. haha Martha. Thanks so much for following and being so supportive. :)

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  23. Love this card with this awesome new stamp set! I'm following you now everywhere possible!! @vclairo

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    1. Oh that’s awesome. Thanks so much, Vannessa. 🤗

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  24. Thank you for that beautiful card with the loo watercolor. I want to try that soon.

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the color palette!

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  26. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the color combo so much & the pearl bling!! I definitely need that stamp set now!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Marie Falagrong
    Miss.marcedes@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Marie. So many possibilities with the set.

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  27. Beautiful card! I love the design, stamps, color combo, and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holidays!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! I am such a huge fan of your style! I’m always inspired by your gorgeous creations! ~April Sarandrea

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    1. Hi April. You made my day. Thanks bunches. :)

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  29. Your art work is always so beautiful. Love this card.

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  30. This is gorgeous! I haven’t dabbled much in watercolor and didn’t know about crystals, thank you for that tip!

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  31. Love this card, the colors are so beautiful! Also just subscribed to your mailing list, I'm new to watercolors but really want to get better at it. Thanks for sharing, you can reach me at miss.marcedes@gmail.com

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    1. You made my day. Thanks so much. I really like to watercolor, especially with stamping.

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