Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th

Hi stamping friends and welcome back.  I’m using the Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th for my share today.

There is an amazing selection of mediums in our industry to watercolor with and today I chose to use the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.  All you need are the pens and a water pen/brush to create beautiful water colored cards without a big mess, and if you are travelling, they are perfect to take along.  I used the sets Summer Holiday and Winter Skies.

Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th

I’ve noticed a trend lately of leaving some of the image in black and white when water coloring. I like it, so I decided to give it a go here.

Colors used for the Hello Lovely Concord and 9th card:

  • Flower – Indigo Dawn
  • Large Leaves: Aqua Splash and True Turquoise
  • Smaller Leaves:  Aqua Splash, True Turquoise and Azure Blue
  • Background:  – watered down Obsidian Black

Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th

I black heat embossed my image onto Ranger Distress Watercolor paper,then colored the images.  The raised embossed lines provide a dam to keep the watercolor inside the images and allow me to watercolor the background without the colors bleeding into each other.

For the flower, I used just the purple and blended it with my water brush.  For the Large leaves I blended the two turquoise blue colors allowing some of the sections of the leaves to stay darker than the other.  The smaller leaves are done by adding a bit of the two light turquoise pens, and then just a dot of the dark blue before it dries, allowing it to blend itself.  I LOVE how those look.

Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th

Finally, I blended out a bit of the black ink with some water, and used it to shadow my background.

For a pop of color I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Navy Blue as my final embellishment before adding my White Heat embossed sentiment.

Here’s the video for today’s card, you can also watch it in HD over on my YOUTUBE channel – and subscribe while you are over there to get notified when I load NEW VIDEOS>

I’m giving away the card.  I’ll do a random draw from all comments left here and on my Facebook and Instagram pages too.  Deadline is also Sept 18 and winner will be announced here on my blog on the 19th.

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed the Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th project.  I’ve listed the products I used below.

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for the  Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th Card:

Concord and 9th – Clear Stamp – Hello…
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | C&9 | SBC ]
Concord & 9th HELLO LOVELY Dies 10507
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH | SBC ]
VersaMark – Ink Pad
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
VersaMark – Ink Refill
[ SCR ]
WOW – Special Colour Embossing Powder…
[ SCR | SSS | ELH ]
WOW – Opaque White Embossing Powder -…
[ SCR | SSS | ELH ]
Darice – Heat Gun
[ SCR ]
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Small)
[ SCR ]
Ranger Ink – Anti-Static Pouch
[ SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Summer Holiday
[ SCR | SSS | SBC ]
Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Winter Skies
[ SCR | SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz – Water Brush – Detailer
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Nuvo – Tools – Aqua Flow Water Brushes
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Waffle Flower – Water Media Mat
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Double Denim
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Ranger – Cardstock – Distress…
[ SCR | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Soft Stone
[ SCR | GNK ]
Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Black Onyx
[ SCR | GNK ]
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
[ SSS ]
Zots MEDIUM Clear Adhesive Dots…
[ SSS ]
252 GREEN 33709 MINI GLUE DOTS 21…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]


43 thoughts on “Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th”

    1. thanks Chala, it’s not a new stamp, been around for about a year, but I just got it, so it’s new to me, haha, and a blast to watercolor

    1. thank you Deborah, they are amazing to create with and no mess….you can use them for many different techniques as well

  1. This turned out beautifully. I love the new way watercolours are being packaged. In markers and brushes. So much easier for travelling. Keeps us creative on the go!

    1. Thanks Priss, I’m really quite in love with these pens because you can do so much with them, they splatter great too!

  2. This is another stunner, Sandi! Thank you so much for sharing and making your creations looks easy – can’t wait to try this technique.

  3. SANDI, I really appreciate your talent especially with your clear and concise comments on your videos and posts. Your card photography gets an A+, too. This card is striking with strong contrasts, bravo, another winner!

  4. So pretty! Which never comes as a surprise as I really love your cards! That is how I originally found you way back when… 😊

  5. OMG, I love, love, love this card!!! It is perfection with the gray and blue tones that real makes the flower pop. I am ordering that stamp tonight. And loved what the other bloggers did add well, especially the bird. Thank you for this blog hop. It was great fun!

  6. Thanks for the great demo! I was not familiar with Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens so I had to do some research. They look like a great addition to a crafter’s supplies.

  7. This is a stunning image and you did such an amazing job of coloring it. I love the Vivid colors and the great emphasis on the image.

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