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Pineapple punchOops that was a slightly longer break from our weekly colour creations blog hop than I'd intended.  Back again with the crew this week though for Pineapple Punch.  

I don't think I've actually used this colour before!  It is a bright, happy yellow. 

Today I decided to give it a whirl with some watercolouring and teamed it with Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody.  

I coloured the flowers with Pineapple Punch ink and used the cardstock for the word and for the narrow trim.  


This card is based on a beautiful Gail Ellis design (here.) 

I've been enjoying playing with this technique.  I've used watercolour paper and taped off a border using low tack adhesive painters tape from Bunnings.   It helps to wet the watercolour paper first.  I usually pop a few drops of my various colours of reinker onto a clear block which I use as a palette.  I couldn't find my Pineapple Punch reinker so instead I pressed a small clear block into the ink pad then used my aquapainter to grab the colour.  So much fun to just play around with the colours.  I'm going on a craft retreat soon (my first!) so I think I'll take a bunch of these and colour away.  Very relaxing.  


Here's a closer look at a few bits.  I have no idea what I'm doing with watercolouring really but it is fun and you really can't go wrong.  They all seem to dry quite nicely.  Great technique to play with to feel a bit artistic.  


My base card is Crumb Cake and I've embossed the flowers and leaves from Wonderful Romance stamp set with white embossing powder for a soft look.  Rather hard to see when you're starting to colour but got there in the end.  


Want to see some more Pineapple Punch creations.  Head on over here to Catherine's blog to see the full list of participants and click the links to check out all their projects. 

Happy stamping! 

I'll be back on Thursday for our February Blog Hop.  

Cheers, Sue


Tina Gillespie

Oh, wow, this is s stunning! What a lovely mix of colours, it makes me think of the Australian bush with the blueish greens. Gorgeous!

Diane Furniss

Love the water colouring Sue, That is amazing,

Kate Morgan

Oh my goodness Sue, what stunning watercolouring and wonderful colour combination too :0

Tania Johnson

Your watercolouring looks amazing Sue. Love the colours you have used!

Rachel Woollard

Beautiful combination of colours Sue. Stunning card.


Oh Sue, what an absolutely beautiful and stunning card! Your water colouring is gorgeous - I LOVE your card!

Claire Daly

This card is really stunning Sue. The water colouring looks fabulous with the border. The die cut 'Welcome' really pops too.

Catherine Proctor

Wow, Sue, your card is stunning, a true work of art! Thanks for hopping along tonight!

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