I really like this layout. I am sure I will use it again and again. Here is a card I made yesterday. I had fun playing with the set Pun Fun ! It’s so cute! Corinne Somerville made so many cute samples with it that I had to order it. I made another card with it that I will share later on.


I never liked my watercoloring much.

BUT….using watercolor paper makes all the difference. I am having a blast trying to improve my coloring…and finding out that I like the end result.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock layered with a 4″ square of Blue Bayou.

Both of the designer paper pieces are from the Spring Break Designer Paper pack. I love that paper!!! The horizontal strip measures 3″ x 4″ and was paper pierced and sanded on theย right hand side. The vertical strip measures 1 3/4″ x 4″ and was paper pierced on the left. Black brads were added above and below the main image and 5/8″ wide Olive grosgrain ribbon was tied around it.

I stamped the Whale from Pun Fun in Black StazOn on a 1 7/8″ square of watercolor paper. It was colored in with Aqua Painter and classic inks (River Rock, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and a touch of Cameo Coral for his blushing cheeks). It was layered on a 2″ square of Basic Black cardstock. The next layer is a 2 1/2″ square of sponged Blue Bayou. I added the dotted border with a white gel pen. The image was adhered to the card with dimensionals.

I wasn’t sure if the Olive would work on the whale, but I really like it now. I hope it doesn’t look weird too you. I was making the card during Lost. Could be that I was too tired to see the wrongness of it.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

45 Responses to “Olive Whale”

  1. That is just to darn adorable!!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, I ADORE this, Beate! It is so so CUTE! I LOVE your watercoloring! It’s fabulous!

  3. Your watercoloring is AWESOME Beate!! And, I LOVE your green whale! You do good when you are tired! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a super weekend my friend!

  4. This is just whale too cute!!! Love your watercoloring – you did a fabulous job!!

  5. I love this set and I’ve seen all of Corinne’s samples. You are right about her making a ton of cute cards with it.

    Great card. I love the colors. If I won the lottery I’d buy a package of each dsp, I feel like the Rebecca Bloomwood(Confessions of a Shopaholic) of the stamping world. LOL!

    I think your watercoloring skills are amazing. I have learned so much by just studying your cards. Beautiful as always!

  6. Wow! Beate, I love this!!! Your watercoloring is wonderful!!! I absolutely LOVE that you gave your whale pink “cheeks”! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  7. It is wonderful. The watercoloring is so beautiful…!

  8. This is ADORABLE! Love the colors and the actual coloring…makes me think I may have to give Watercoloring paper a chance…

  9. I love this color combo! And the image of the whale is adorable. Great job with this card.

  10. The first thing I thought was the saying that when you feel sick you feel “green.” So I thought that the whale’s color was because he was sick or feeling “green.” As always a wonderful card!

  11. Wow!!! Amazing card Beate. That is the cutest image ever. Awesome job coloring. Thanks for providing a great sketch…lovin’ it.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Very cute, I love it!

  13. Oh yes, you definately need watercolor paper. And your coloring looks awesome! Really darling card.

  14. i just added this layout to my book…and, i think i am in love with the olive whale!!! it totally works!! and, i LOVE your watercoloring!

  15. I just blogged about how great watercolor paper is! Funny! I love this stamp set! Great job with the coloring!!

  16. This is just darling Beate! I just love your coloring and layout!

  17. I like the whale coloured in olive!! I’m not one to colour the way you are “supposed” to colour…haha! I like the whimsical feel of your card! Sure makes it fun to look at! FANTASTIC Beate!

  18. Love this whale and wonderful colors you used, B!

  19. Super cute Beate, Great colors too!

  20. There is nothing weird about this whale Beate – gorgeous yes, weird um, no!!! Love this and your watercoloring is fantastic! I just ordered some watercolor paper too in the hopes that it will look better when I do watercolor! Totally am in love with this card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  21. I love this color combo! Your coloring is beautiful and such a great layout too!

  22. My next order just went up by however much this stamp set is! This is Adorable! Love it! Ohmygoodness! Thanks so much for sharing, Beate! This is fab! Take care! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Hallo, habe dich gerade mal wieder im Netz gefunden. Die Karte ist sehr schรถn.
    Lass mal einen GruรŸ da –



  24. This is so adorable, and your coloring is fantastic!! I LOVE the colors too!!

  25. Olive your whale (get it?)LOL. I know that’s kind of lame but really, I do Love your whale – olive is a great color!

  26. this is so cute…i’m so happy that i finally got this set, can’t wait to play..love the sketch btw =)

  27. Adorable card Beate, Love that cute hippo! Hugs, Deb

  28. Pure genius making the whale green !! He’s sickeningly cute…get it…a pun for the pun fun stamps..hehehe !! Thanks for mentioning me…as always you are way too sweet !!!

    Dance On!

  29. There is NO “wrongness” when it comes to art! I think you did a wonderful job with this. I love your colors, coloring, and layout…the saying is fantastic. I think I’ll have to visit the SU catalog again today. TFS.

  30. Isn’t watercolor paper the best!!! what a cute little what, I like him in green! :)erin

  31. What a fun card….and just when I convinced myself I didn’t need that set. LOL. never say never.

  32. This is so adorable! I just love that image. You did an amazing job watercoloring! You are making me want this set!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. ACK! This is adorable!!! I love your olive whale!

  34. Last night’s Lost was enough to make anyone a little confused. But I love the olive ribbon. Beautiful watercoloring. Love the card.

  35. Beate, I love your layout, colors, embellishments–EVERY single thing here–amazing!

  36. This is just too stinkin’ cute!! I saw all of Corinne’s cute samples and just had to order this set too!! Love this WSC- It should be fun to see what I come up with..
    Tiffany ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. I love your green whale! And I never used watercolor paper for my watercoloring until 4 months ago. Of course I got my copics around that time so I haven’t been back to watercolor. But I do love the difference it makes.

    Wonderful coloring, great layout and just a sweet image!

  38. That card is so great I may have to get that stamp set!! Your water colouring is perfect! Bravo!

  39. Darling card!! I love how you colored the whale olive, super cute!!

  40. Too cute :)! Love your work :)!


  41. I love that whale! …as usual….great card with lot’s of adorable details

  42. How cute! Your coloring is fantastic. Love all the attention to detail on this card!

  43. That is so cute! I totally want it now too ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Your coloring is fantastic, and the card rocks!

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