Online Card Class – Watercoloured Day 5

Today at the Online Card Class they featured card artist, Swarup Murthy (Sanketi) , and wow can she do a mean card. She showed us how to stamp and then watercolour the stamps. Well I went down to the craft room and tried…ated the results. So I went back upstairs, re-watched the video and back downstairs to try again. My next attempts were better. In the meantime, the rejects dried and started to look a little better. I misted them and let the colours run slightly, and with some creative cropping I used them all. My only disappointed was that I tried making a one layer card for another challenge and messed  up at the last moment when I stamped the sentiment. I saved the card by layering another sentiment on top, but could not use the card in the challenge. Once again no two cards are alike, so I have included all 7 cards I created this afternoon.

I used three stamp sets: Hero Arts – Delicate Blossoms, JustRite – Daisy and Butterfly Kisses.

day 5 3

This butterfly was on a white background and looked pretty blah, but I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video today on her blog, and coloured the white blue-green with distress ink.

day 5 6

I over wet the paper and everything was running into a big blob, but I quickly blotted the water, and unfortunately the most of the colour, off. I kind if liked the soft pastel look.

day 5 4

This was the only one layer card I successfully made. While the watercolour paper is very heavy, it is really hard to make a one layer card because of the nature of the technique…I had colour all over the place!

day 5 5

This card is my favorite of the day. The colours are very vibrant. It is also the card I messed up stamping the sentiment.

day 5 1

These cards were my first attempts. They are all different, but I cut the water colour paper down and double matted them, and they turned out ok.


1) Addicted to CAS at Butterfly card for their Grunge challenge.

2) One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #5 For the purple daisy watercolour.

3) Without Words Challenge – Purple and Green

4) Cards in Envy – May Flowers -HAPPY Birthday Poppies

UPDATE: My Happy Birthday Poppies card won an honourable mention “In the Mailbox” through Cards in Envy May Flowers challenge.

 In the Mailbox May Flowers  day 5 5


My Purple Daisy won top three at Without Words Purple and Pink

WithoutWordsBlogHeader_byAngieW12 day 5 4


  1. Bridget says:

    You’ve completely nailed this style, each one of your cards is beautiful, but I love the red/aqua colour combo on your poppies especially!

  2. Kylie says:

    I LOVE the way they all turned out. Your butterfly is so beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  3. What a beautiful selection of cards, Myrna … such gorgeous jewel like colours on your butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

  4. Loll says:

    All our cards are gorgeous and artistic, but I especially love the poppies. Beautiful mix of colors.

  5. Really nice cards! I like all of them. Very pretty!

  6. TraciP says:

    Wow! These all turned out great!! I really love the colors on the poppy cards!

  7. Sandy Trefger says:

    Beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  8. Very pretty cards. Love the vibrant colors.

  9. Heather T says:

    They are all gorgeous; isn’t watercolouring addictive?

  10. Wendi R says:

    your coloring is gorgeous!!! Love all your cards!!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards In Envy!!!!

  11. Sandy Trefger says:

    Congratulations Myrna! Your card has been chosen by our Designers as one of the IN THE MAILBOX cards for our May Flowers challenge! Email us at with Mailbox Flowers as your subject to claim your badge! Again, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cards in Envy!

  12. Awesome cards!! Thanks so much for linking up your card to our Grunge challenge at ATCAS ;)

  13. Lorraine says:

    All absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words.
    Lorraine x