Thursday, September 15, 2016

Water coloring on black textured card

Hello blogger friends. I am up with an interesting card. You all know that I love coloring on black, but today I chose a black textured card stock to water color, using Chinese painting paints! These are very different from the usual water colors, the pigment is much more saturated in here, so the colors really pop well on the black. I painted on a scrap paper to see the effect, before going with the card.

I used Mama Elephant - freestyle florals, did some masking and stamping using white pigment ink from Lawn fawn. I colored the flowers first, I left it to dry naturally, as the heat tool might have cause the card to warp, which I wanted to avoid, as this being a one layer.
Once the colors were dry, I used a red copic and ran around the outlines of the flowers to give more depth to the design.
Used a green copic and ran on the leaves, I didn't wanted to color these in, as they look lovely just with the outlines.
I then took a calculative risk of stamping the flowers using black ink, I didn't mask this time, as I wasn't looking for defined lines - not usual self!!
The sentiment id from Uniko , I stamped i white and ran the green copic on it. A few gold jewels to finish off. I am very satisfied with this card, I had spent around 3 hours on this simple looking one layer card, can you believe it?

Linking this with:

Work it Wednesday
lot of stamping on this

Simon Wednesday Challenge
A CAS entry
Clean and Simple

STAMplorations September sketch 
Just moved the sentiment bit aside

Penny Black and more
A simple sentiment added
Add a sentiment

613 Avenue Create
a floral card with fall colors
Anything Goes with fall colors

Addicted to stamps and more
A CAS entry

Take it make it
Water coloring on black textured card
Anything Goes

SugarPea mix it up challenge
I have chosen the blackboard and the bright vibrant blooms from the picture as my inspiration here

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. Have a great day!


  1. Your three hours are completely worth it, Rahmat! This is really stunning - the watercoloring looks spectacular on the black!! And I think the copic coloring and then the black stamping really paid off! That's really a handy product you've picked up! :)

  2. Wow! Well done Rahmat! I can't believe you can get that much color intensitiy on black paper. The use of the green Copic on the white stamped image is really interesting and a tidbit I plan on filing away in my brain for 'someday' when I need it. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Colors of Fall]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  3. A glorious creation for our Add a Sentiment theme Rhamat, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Simply Gorgeous Rahmat...and your three hours of work is really worth ...

  5. Love this .... the colours looks so striking against the black. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  6. The colors look so vibrant against the black background. I love using colors against black paper but never worked out for me :( will try your steps

  7. wooooww STUNNING
    now you are expert at making card with Black Background Rahmat
    really I am not lying
    I wanna learn from you
    this is for me winning card in my Book
    love love love
    kartu ini bagus sekali wish I get in post box hehe
    many thanks to play along with us at ATSM this week
    big hugs
    Monika (DT)

  8. Oh, Rahmat, you have truly outdone yourself this time! Your creation is vibrant, interesting, and intense! This almost looks as though it has been embroidered. Great work! Thanks for Rocking with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. Rahmat what a pretty card, I love seeing how you were inspired by the photo! Thank for for sharing with us at the SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge!

  10. Stunning card, striking colours.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  11. Such BEAUTIFUL vibrant coloring!! Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations Monthly challenge:)

  12. What a great technique, love the bold blooms against the black.
    Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)