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Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Aqua Painters, Birthday Bloom, Watercolor | 2 comments

New friend and Watercoloring with Birthday Bloom.

Recently I got the opportunity to stamp with a new friend.  We had such fun getting to know each other.  It is amazing how easy it is to talk when there are stamps, ink, and markers around.  We were experimenting with one of my new art supplies, Derwent Inktense ink pencils and Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bloom Stamp Set.  The flowers in this set are perfect for watercoloring.  And the Inktense ink pencils make it so very easy to watercolor.

Birthday Bloom


The color inspiration for this card came form Kim herself. She has such a great eye for what makes a beautiful flower.  Seeing what Kim created, made me want to try and recreate her fabulous rose.  Of course, I overworked my flower.  So it came out quite different from Kim’s.   For me the purple is such a unexpected beautiful color and really makes the rose pop!!!!IMAG2707

I stamped the image using Basic Gray ink on watercolor paper.  Then using a aqua painter and the inktense ink pencils, watercolor the image.  Using the aqua painter to pull ink off the pencil tip.  The background was created by sliding the aqua painter across the tip of the ink pencil.  The “With Sympathy” is stamped in Basic Gray.  The watercolor panel is framed with Crushed Curry.  Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals added to a Basic Gray card base.

Here is the supply list: (the “with sympathy” is from The Ton, Larget Peony 2, and you can find Inktense ink pencils from Dick Blick Art Supply)



Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations.  I hope to be sharing more with you soon from Kim.  You are just going to love her creations!!!!  Happy Wednesday night :>  I am looking forward to meeting you back here soon.  Remember that Paper Pumpkin is still on sale.  And that we have all new Weekly Deals.


I would love to here from you and your thoughts about Birthday Blooms, Watercoloring,  the fab. color purple, and who makes you think twice….  It is always nice to have people who make you step out of your little box.  Thank You Kim, for helping me see!!!!!

Much Love,



  1. Beautiful! Let’s all stamp together soon.

    • Let’s defiantly do that!

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