Sunday 7 June 2020

Watercolour Roses

I've been playing around with my watercolours learning a new technique for loose floral roses. Here are a couple of my first attempts, one with paint pans and the other with brush markers.

Abstract Leave

Another lazy weekend spent inside. This is the result of wet on wet colours and a new mandala template.

Friday 5 June 2020

Breezy & Beautiful

Day 5 of Krista's colouring challenge has the theme of 'Favourite Krista Image'. I've dug out one of my old rubber stamps from the 'Saturated Canary' days called Breeze. I love her sassy pout and lovely flowing hair!

Krista Smith art Saturated Canary Breeze

Thursday 4 June 2020

Especially for You

I've had this super cute llama image called Penelope and Percy which I've never coloured up, so this was the perfect image to for the 'Together' theme for Day 4. I used an old pair of earrings as a bonus embellishment too, to give it that extra bit of glam.

krista smith art saturated canary penelope and percy

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Especially for You

Another entry for Krista's colouring challenge. This time I'm using Bubbles Mermaid for the 'Under the Sea' theme. Again coloured in Copics.

Krista Smith Saturated Canary Bubbles Mermaid

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Thinking of You

Playing along with Krista's colouring challenge. This is my entry for 'Thinking of You' using Grow, coloured in Copics.

Krista Smith Saturated Canary Grow

Friday 22 May 2020

River Love

This is another card request. The intended recipient lives on a houseboat with her dog. This is the closest digi stamp I could come with. I used an old Kit and Clowder monthly class as inspiration for the background (September 2016).

Krista Smith Stamps Big Doggie Luv

Card ingredients include:

Coloured in Copics

Thursday 21 May 2020

Lovely Fairy

I'm really enjoying to see how I can use my watercolour brush markers to their full extent. This is my first effort at colouring a digi stamp up. Not as much definition as with markers or with pencils, but can definitely see progress.

Krista Smith Art Lovely Fairy

Card ingredients include:

Coloured in Zig watercolour brush markers

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Happy Mail!

I've been waiting patiently for my new 'toys' to arrive as the post has been incredibly slow during this covid environment. But my Prima Marketing Art Philosophy Watercolor Confection sets finally arrived!

It was very soothing to create the colour swatches. Who knew you could make so many colours from a set of 12!

Friday 15 May 2020

Floral Bookmark

Still playing around with my new watercolour brush markers. This time a simple floral pattern. This one has already been claimed by my daughter, before it was even finished!

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Geometric Bookmark

After trying the full gemstone, I thought it would be fun to try a the same technique with the crystalline pattern as a bookmark. This is what I came up with.

Tuesday 12 May 2020


I'd been eyeing off this technique I'd flicked past Jamie Lyndry's Instagram site for a while, and thought I'd love to try it out. It seemed simple enough so I cased it. After hand sketching the image it was certainly simple and fun watching the colours mix together on each individual facet. Will certainly be trying this out again with different colour combo.

Monday 11 May 2020

Misty Pines

This is my first attempt at the Misty Pines scene using my brush watercolours. I did a bookmark to keep it small to learn the technique. Lots more practice to go, but so much fun!

Sunday 10 May 2020

Hex colour chart

I received a big set of brush watercolour marker for Mother's Day to go with the set(s) I already had, so I wanted to create a colour chart to represent all the colours together. This is what I came up with. So satisfying seeing it all together.

Brush watercolours

Playing around with my new brush watercolours for Mothers Day!
Nothing as satisfying as creating a new colour template.