Happy New Year! I hope you had a great celebration of the turnover of the new year – thanks so much for all the love you left me on the Top 14 bloghop the other day!

Controlled Copic Watercolor

Today I am excited to be joining a bloghop and sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate —and great for coloring! These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.

I’ve created a video for my card, of course; the theme for the month’s challenge at MIC is watercolor, so I tried something different – using my markers to fully mimic a Copic watercolor splashy wishy washy spattery background! I’m having a blast finding watercolor paintings on the web and studying them for more textures and splash types that I can recreate with markers. Enjoy the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Here’s a closeup of the copic watercolor art…just look at how all those colors layer over each other to create entirely new shades of purples, blues and greens. And going over it with a creamy color? That just makes it all vintage! Coolio!

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After you get through the hop you might well want to pick up some of these stamps…so here are the links!

Birthday Daisies Rubber Stamp 
Magnolia for Mum Rubber Stamp 
Roses of Love Rubber Stamp 
Sympathy Lilies Rubber Stamp
The digital versions are available HERE!

One more thing to share – this was my original practice of this technique with one of the other flower stamps…shot on my cell phone with poor lighting, sorry! Somehow I’ve misplaced the colored image itself – ack! I hoped to have it on a card. Ah well. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever stop losing things in the crazy room I craft in! 🙂

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There are some hidden prizes throughout the hop – so be sure to hop through and leave love for all the ladies on the list below! Next stop is at Ellen’s blog – she does some beautiful coloring work, so be sure to peek through a little more of her posts while you visit!

And in case you get lost, here’s the whole Blog Hop List:

  1. Andrea
  2. Jennifer
  3. Rosemary
  4. Marika
  5. Stephanie
  6. Faye
  7. Elaine
  8. Dorinda
  9. Nicoletta
  10. Carla
  11. Delphine
  12. Sandy –  that’s me!
  13. Ellen
  14. Zoe
  15. Barbara
  16. Kay
  17. Ruby
  18. Store Blog


Below are the products featured in today’s project. (Stamp links are in text above, as they were not in the store at the time of this writing.) Affiliate and product disclosure can be found HERE.

There are a number of different ways to create a watercolor look, so stay tuned on my blog to see more of them coming up – just do a search for Copic watercolor in the search bar in the sidebar of my blog. Some are easier, some are harder, but hopefully there will be a technique you can tackle!