Nuvo Watercolor pencils looks good on Cosmos Background Stamp by Simon Says Stamp

February 23, 2018

There is cosmos-mania in my craft room!!! I have over 10 projects to share with you made using Cosmos Background Stamp and Cosmos Wafer die by Simon Says Stamp.

So here is the first one with a die cut sentiment made using "Here For You wafer die " also by Simon Says Stamps. I love it!

 I'll come back with more of the Cosmos background on Sunday as I'll be the Special Guest at  Simon Says Stamp Blog !  I love the card I made for them so please come back on Sunday to have a look and let me know what do you think!

Cosmos in Spanish means  "Universe" so I was wondering why the stamp is called that way lol - Silly me... Cosmos is a flower,   La flor de cosmos, Mirasol or Girasol Purpura in Spanish.

I'm completely ignorant when talking about flowers and  I just went ahead adding colours to all my panels before looking online the real thing. The cosmos flower is purple!!! Nooooo

Anyway...  I enjoyed the process of colouring this panel using the new Nuvo watercolour pencils just launched a few days ago here in Britain.

After finishing my card I  decided to grab a  draft sheet and I filmed a video to show you how I added colour to this panel so in case you want to have a look it is available now in my Youtube channel here! or below...

My video is not a tutorial by any means as  I'm not an expert watercolourist.  I just have a minimum knowledge of colouring techniques so that  I'm  able to add colours to my cards or to any other papercraft project.

Buy Cosmos Background Stamp
$15.99 USD

If you ask me what is my greatest tip when colouring,  I would probably say that it is essential to be at peace. I play on some uplifting music ( I love Spanish Guitar, Jazz, Chillout and wedding songs :),  I grab a cuppa, turn the heating on and I found the experience relaxing and soothing. 

Sometimes ( most of them) I don't care about where to put shadows and lights in the scenes. I don't even mind adding colours to the background...  I just love spreading the watercolour pigments all over and transform a blank piece of paper into a handmade card and I try to make it as pretty as I can.

I stamped the 5-1/2"  image from Cosmos Background Stamp on a 6"x6" inches piece of  300 grams watercolour paper. 

I used the Tim Holtz Platform and Anquique Linen Distress Ink.   I allowed the ink to dry as I didn't want it to mix with the washes of colour.

I apply colour directly from the pencils on "dry" watercolour paper,  I diluted it and spread it with a Nuvo Aqua Brush fine tip.  I use very little water. I allow the watercolour washes to dry between applications.

I embellished with Neat and Tangled sequins and Tonic Rose Water Nuvo drops ( when they dry they are clear. I took the picture when the drops were still fresh).

That's all for today!  I hope you like this card, the products and the video. :)

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Happy crafting


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  1. Stunningly beautiful card ❤️

  2. Beautiful watercolouring, Bibi! I love the variations of your base colours used to make each flower slightly different from the others. Simply lovely card.


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