Saturday, May 26, 2018

Clean & Simple Watercolor With Winnie & Walter + Giveaway

Hey folks!

It's Cynde and I'm back for my fourth and final take for Winnie & Walter! I've shared a lot of coloring this month. We've covered CREATIVE MASKING and coloring with Copic's, COLORED PENCILS ON KRAFT and STAMPING IN SHAPES then combining Copic coloring with your colored pencils. In today's video, I thought I take another clean & simple approach and do some watercoloring. I do run in to a few bumps, but I show you how you can fix it!


I used the Winnie & Walter DOG-GONE CUTE with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set for both of my cards. I can't get over this stamp set. I adore all of the dogs, but I'm especially over the moon for the dog house. There is coordinating a CUTAWAY die set as well that includes the dog house!


You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.


I wanted to make larger landscape cards, so I cut my watercolor cardstock to 4"x9". You could totally make these on A2 (4.25"x5.5") cards. You could either leave of the sentiment on a side fold card or add the sentiment above the scene on a top fold card.

When I started these cards I chose to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. You could use any watercolor medium you like, but I like how easy Zig's are to use. However, I couldn't find my swatches and I didn't take the time to re-swatch them, so I did struggle with the color a little bit. I talk more about this in the VIDEO.


On my first card, I watercolor each image completely before I moved on to another image. I did make sure to let each layer dry before I added another. On my second card, I colored all of the images with a quick wash of color then went back to tho add more color. Either way works just fine, whatever works best for you.


Since I was having a hard time getting the colors and the depth that I wanted, I brought in my Prismacolor Pencils. If you've been following along, you can probably see that colored pencils are super versatile and can add so much to a card. Plus they can be a huge lifesaver if you're struggling like I did. I also talk more about this in the VIDEO.

To finish off my card, I stamped sentiments from the IN A WORD: HAPPY. I love, love, love this stamp set. I think this stamp set is a must for your stash folks. It's a great all around set that you can use on so many different types of cards.

That's it!


It's time for a GIVEAWAY folks! Courtesy of Winnie & Walter I have a $30.00 gift card to give to one lucky person! All you need to do is head over to my blog, THE PINK ENVELOPE and tell me which one of the four cards I've shared is your favorite and why! I have the last three videos linked below, on My Blog, as well as on my YouTube Channel.

You have until May 29, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST to enter. I will announce the winner on my blog on May 30, 2018. Good luck!

I truly had a blast this month folks and a HUGE thank you to Shay for giving me this opportunity!! I hoped you enjoyed my cards folks and as always thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, those puppies are just too cute, and I'm having a hard time deciding which one is my favorite. I guess I'd have to say the first one, because that puppy looks like he is having the best time chasing that butterfly.... too cute!

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  2. Wow! You don’t make it easy... LOVE all your cards! Gorgeous colouring and packed full of inspiration and ideas. Masking is my favourite technique and Copic colouring is my favourite colouring medium, so if I’m “forced” to choose, it would be your first card - creative masking with Copic coloring. Thank you for sharing talent. xx

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  3. I'm a total doggy person, so these cards really made me smile! Love your coloring! Lots of great examples in your posts, but my favorite is still the first one with the incredible masked love bouquet! The colors & blooms are wonderful, plus I so admire the results when someone like you takes the time to mask--something I seldom do!

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  4. Love those cute pups! Adorable cards with pretty coloring! The first one is my favorite because I love the dog standing with his paws up on the dog house!

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  5. So amazing as always - I learn so much every time I watch your videos! Of the 4 cards I think I have to go with that first one. Your copic coloring of flowers always makes me stop and stare (and drool), but to have the word "love" embedded in it is just frosting on the cake!!! Thanks for inspiring!!!

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  6. Had to decide which of your cards is my favorite. The dog laying on it's back is adorable but I really like the flower and butterfly card. The butterflies look so real!

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  7. don't make me choooooooose!!!! ok, well, I'm a cat mama so.....I'll go with the kitties in the cup ;)

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  8. My favorite is the kitties in the teacup because I love kitties! You do beautiful work :)

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  9. Darling cards and absolutely beautiful watercoloring! Thanks so much for such a great video tutorial!
    Today's post is my favorite :) I love the puppy leaning against the dog house...so CUTE!

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  10. These scenes are so cute. My favorite was the coloring on kraft.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards this month. My favorite was the floral love card with all the vibrant colors.

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  12. Sweet creations with awesome coloring!

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  13. Being a dog lover as well as a zig lover, I'd have to choose the puppy laying in the grass. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your process to improve what you saw as flaws in the zigs. Adding the colored pencil really did add great depth 2 the watercolor. I always learn so much from your videos!

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  14. Love them all but the creative masking card really got the ideas buzzing around in my head. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Your cards are darling and love your coloring, lots of good tips. I think my favorite is the puppy playing on his back. Thanks!

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  16. My favorite is definitely the ZIG markers with colored pencils! 1. I love the techniques and 2. I have the products (except that adorable stamp set 😂). Thank you for the videos!

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  17. I think my favourite is the puppy with the blue dog house. I love the puppy stamp set. I love dogs/puppies and the colour blue, so I give that as my reasoning. Thankyou for your great tips and going into detail with the colouring. I found it very helpful. Again thank you.

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  18. Cute cards! Great coloring.

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  19. I've really enjoyed your posts this month! I really like the stamping in shapes and the colouring on craft but my favourite is the creative masking! I loved how you explained it, working from front to back. The colouring on those flowers is amazing too!

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  20. My favorite card is the creative masking .I love the technique you demonstrated and that you sent back to your favorite older sets. I actually have now purchased these sets. Ty.

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  21. So hard to choose. Love the dog leaning on the dog house!! Great coloring!

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  22. Awww!!! Your cards are too sweet and cute! I'm a dog person and today's cards are my fav. But your little kitties in a cup are really adorable too! I love so much your colouring! <3

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  23. Love all your cards but my favorite from the different posts on Winnie & Walter is the colored pencil on craft tutorial!

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  24. I loved the little kitties in the cup.
    Animals always catch my heart.
    The flowers were beautiful too - there
    was a lot of dimension to the petals.
    Great Saturdays. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I think my favorite card is the kittens in a cup, because...do I need to explain why kittens in a cup is amazing? But I have to say I learned a lot from these videos, and someday I will be bold enough to build my own bouquet or sentiment with flowers! And when I do, I'm going to have your videos up guiding me every step of the way. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!

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  26. I loved your first card the best. The colour combo was gorgeous, and the detailed masking produced a stunning result. I've enjoyed your work throughout the month, thanks for sharing.

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  27. These puppies are so adorable ! And what a wonderful work ! You've offered us beautiful cards along the month, I love them all, so it's very hard to choose. I must admit that I'm totally swooning over your first card and the incredible work you've done. Thanks so much for all these great videos, the beautiful techniques and for the inspiration. x

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  28. So mean making us choose a favourite - they are all so fabulous! But, being forced, I have to choose the tea cup kitties! Love the CAS design and your colouring is wonderful! I have a cat, so I had to go with that one :) Thanks for your fabulous designs and techniques this month!

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  29. Oh my !! These little puppies are the cutest !! Thanks for this great week sharing your creations with us ! I’m wishing you the best. Love from France, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  30. I love the 2nd one.
    That's the way I feel
    after a birthday! HA

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  31. Oh my goodness.....I love the scene you created with the sweet dog! Haven't tried watercolors yet so thank you for the inspiration! All of your cards are fabulous but I tend to lean towards the ones with critters and you really know how to give them personality with your coloring techniques! New subscriber to your YT channel and can't wait to go back and see what all I have missed. You totally rock!!

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  32. These are just the cutest card designs with these backyard scenes and happy little pups!! My dog, Toby, stretches his back like the pup in the first card. Your coloring is so beautiful

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