Thursday 2 May 2024

Having a go at watercolouring with Zigs


Hi everyone, I've had a set of Zig real colour brush pens for a while now and haven't really used them.
Since I'm trying to use more of my stuff, I thought I'd persevere with them.
Some colours seem to work better with water laid down first, and others seem to flow easily with water added afterwards. Hmmm...I'll keep playing lol!

I stamped the flowers and leaves with versafine clair nocturne and embossed them with gold fine detail powder. I don't have the matching dies so fussy cut the flowers and leaves.

I love this sentiment that the lovely Darnell gifted me many years ago, a favourite at this time of year!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Double D, pretty florals for Mum

Fab n Funky, embossing wet or dry,
I've gone with wet this time.
Sparkles Monthly Challenge, April showers bring May flowers
I've gone with, embossing, free and gold in the centre this time.

Altenew perfectly perfect floral stamp; Casual Fridays mums the word sentiment stamp; vesafine clair nocturne ink; Wow fine detail rich gold ep & clear ep; Zig markers; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Gorgeous card Cathy. Your painting is so pretty and I do like the gold. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  2. I think you have coloured the flowers beautifully using the Zig markers Cathy, and such bright and pretty colours, and the sentiment finishes it beautifully..a wonderful card for Mother's Day, and I'm sure you Mum will just adore it. x

  3. What a beautiful clean and simple card. Your coloring is fabulous, and the gold embossing really makes the whole card pop!! Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D, I hope we see you back here again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT Designer

  4. Oh Cathy ... this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

  5. Wonderful card.. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles monthly challenge

    Super toffe kaart !! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bijSparkles Monthly challenges
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  6. Beautiful card Cathy. Love your pretty gold embossed flowers. Your watercoloring is perfect on them. TFS


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