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Impressions of High Tea: Watercolor pencils


I’m in London! Oh my! Somebody pinch me, okay?

Watercolor pencils and a cuppa tea

Today’s card is of course inspired by the London leg of my current European adventure. The adorable tea set is from Janes Doodles, and I created this fun, artsy, impressionistic background to go with it.Perhaps while on this trip I may get some “real” impressions of high tea -planning to hit Harrods— instead of my artsy impressionism! Enjoy the video below colored with watercolor pencils, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

I loved how adding that one popped frame using these stitched rectangle dies added so much to the card…dimension with minimal interruption to that fun colored background!

Sandy Allnock -- Impressions of High Tea


Surprise bonus: this stamp set is on sale right now!

Which brand of watercolor pencils do you use? 

26 thoughts on “Impressions of High Tea: Watercolor pencils

  1. Each of your cards is a work of art.

  2. LOVED watching your watercolour pencil videos. I have the set of 24 Staedtler ones but didn’t know how to use them properly. Will certainly try again.

  3. What a fun and colorful card! I love how you cut the rectangle dies, it made a statement without taking away from that beautiful stamping and coloring.

  4. Love this card, all the beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful card, love the coloring and the stitched frames, too. I have a set of 12 Derwent pencils, but I really want to try the Intense version soon.

  6. Hello, Sandy! I’m fairly new to your blog. I wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing techniques! I used the popped up frame you show on this post to create two cards. I’ve shared them on my blog, but have linked back to you as my source of inspiration. If you’d like to see them, the blog address is: Thank you again!!

  7. Oh so pretty! I love Intense pencils but I only have 2 of them! I usually use Prismacolor watercolor pencils.

  8. Love this stamp set and how you used it on this card. Love the watercoloring, also. TFS

  9. Interesting! Having Copic withdrawl yet? lol

    Dont forget to look up some British stamps while you are there…they have several companies, including Clarity-and the owner seems like a very cool woman. She has a different kind of system for stamping that might help you as you say you dont stamp well….

    Very jealous! Have a smashing good time! Eat a cucumber sandwich and scones w clotted cream for us!

  10. Love this!!! Fantastic job.

  11. I love the vibrant colours in this cards. Just lovely!

  12. Love all the colors! I’m inspired to make a card with various images of pointe shoes! 🙂 The inktense pencils look amazing!!

  13. Am sooo enjoying all the watercolor techniques!

  14. I like this fun and colorful technique. I just bought a small set of Derwent Inktense pencils and will have to try this.

  15. Love the colors on this card! Thanks Sandy!

  16. Great idea about the Glossy Accents on the twine.

  17. Wow, this is beautiful. I love the colors. Never used watercolor pencils, but this looks like fun!

  18. So bright and cheerful!

  19. Very cute card! I really like the intense colors. Have a great time on your vacation.

  20. Love this card. So colorful and cheerful. Your technique is amazing and I like the tip of keeping warm colors next to cool colors…never thought about that. GREAT job as usual. Thanks for sharing and safe travels.

  21. Thank you for sharing the Inktense pencils with us. They look so bright and fun to work with. :)

  22. I like all the bright colors and I especially like the popped up frame. I can’t help but wonder as I sit here watching this what wonderful site you are probably seeing/painting right now. Hope you are having the most wonderful time of your life.

  23. So wonderful that you shared your tea! I love it. Have fun!

  24. Gorgeous! I love my Inktense pencils too.

  25. Looks great. Hope you get your high tea.

  26. Love it!!! This is so much fun and I love that you are exploring different mediums and how to extend the creativity of your copics and such! This is amazing and I can’t wait for you to get the bigger pack because I love all of the colors and I know you will too!! I give you major credit for being able to restrain yourself lol. I wouldn’t be able to 😉

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