Spellbinders | August 15th Blog Hop – Inked Messages

Hello, friends! I am so excited to be a guest on the Spellbinders August 15th Blog Hop today! I am sharing a card with no-line watercoloring techniques using gorgeous floral images from the Inked Messages Collection by Stephanie Low.

You should have arrived from Heather’s blog! Today, we are celebrating and featuring the following collections: Inked Messages by Stephanie Low and Special Moments by Marisa Job.



I have a project for you that uses products from Inked Messages by Stephanie Low.


I used stamps and dies from Rough Waters, Wanderlust, and Grow Newer With Me. I stamped the images with SSS Fog Gray Dye Ink, which is perfect for no-line coloring on watercolor paper.


I used my Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors and da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Brushes (Round 2 and 3/0) for detail watercoloring on the images from Rough Waters, Wanderlust, and Grow Newer With Me. Once I finished coloring, I die-cut the images from Rough Waters, Wanderlust, and Grow Newer With Me with coordinating dies.



For the background, I masked off the sides of my card base and blended distress oxide ink. I stamped the sentiment from Wanderlust with Versafine black ink. I mounted the images over the base with foam tape for dimension.


You too can achieve this look! Watercoloring requires patience and good tools. Always start light and add depth over time with layers. I hope this inspires you to try!



Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Amy Kolling!


Here’s the complete blog hop list so you don’t get lost 🙂


Hussena Calcuttawala

Tina Smith

Melissa Phillips

Enza Gudor

Anya Lunchenko

Sandra Nagel

Olga Direktorenko

Elena Salo

Nina-Marie Trapani

Desiree Kuemmerle

Svitlana Shayevich

Brenda Noelke

Heather Hoffman

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Amy Kolling

Clare Prezzia


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog by August 19th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on the Spellbinders Blog the following Tuesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


I am also giving away a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders if you leave a comment below. I will announce the random winner after August 19th on my blog. You can visit this page to see list of personal blog giveaways/winners.

Thank you for visiting! ♡


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  1. mjmarmo

    August 28, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Simply lovely!

  2. Beverly Jordan

    August 19, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    You do such amazing watercoloring!! Gorgeous!

  3. artemistoo

    August 19, 2018 at 4:07 am

    I love the color palette in this card – lots of drama!

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