Peerless Watercolor Dandelions and GIVEAWAY!

Peerless Dandelions

Hi All!

Today I’m using a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that is NOT retiring, phew! It’s called Summer Silhouettes. I heat embossed the dandelions and then used my Peerless Watercolors to create the background.

If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors and how I store them, you can view my tutorial HERE. And, if you’re interested in HAVING these watercolors, welcome to the giveaway!! 🙂

Peerless Palette Peerless Palette

It’s a mini travel palette of Peerless Watercolors! Beth over at OliveMeArtsie sent it to me to give away. Isn’t she awesome? Thank you Beth! The entire palette is 6″ x 4″. Each color is 3/4″ square.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:59pm CT. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

If you love giveaways, I am giving away MULTIPLE big storage units from Stamp-n-Storage over the next few months at All you have to do is be a member and upload a photo of your craft space. It’s so fun to see where everyone in the community is doing their work! The first giveaway will be THIS THURSDAY, May 28th. CLICK HERE for details.

Okay, onto the video for today. I included lots of little crafting tips. Enjoy!


Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.


To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Peerless colors used: Alice Blue, Heliotrope, and Orange Yellow

Summer Silhouettes
Summer Silhouettes
Stampin' Up! Flower Patch
Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Masking Fluid
Masking Fluid
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. Thanks for the great videos! Love your cards!!

  2. Jane Laczak says:

    You make it look so easy. I struggle with water coloring! Great job, Jane

  3. Lindsey says:

    I truly enjoy all your videos. Wish I had clicked on the giveaway before midnight!

  4. Wow I love that card! I just found your you tube channel, and I would love to win those water colors. Thanks.

  5. Kim Teets says:

    I would have never thought to put orange and purple together but I love the result you achieved!

  6. Maureen Loeswick says:

    LOVE the watercolor effect…can’t wait to try it.

  7. pam Legg says:

    wow, I am amazed at how much pigment is on the swatches!! Beautiful card!

  8. Lisa Sornson says:

    Very Pretty! Thank you!!

  9. Brenda Brown says:

    I have been following you fro quite some time. I really enjoy your instructions and all the new products you demonstrate and use. I have always wanted to try the Peerless Watercolor but have always hesitated as I am not confident enough in the use of watercolors. Maybe this would help!! Keep stamping and instructing…thank you!

  10. Connie Dees says:

    Thank you for sharing. I cannot wait to try it. Your card was very beautiful.

  11. Very beautiful card. Love the way you used the masking fluid to create a splatter look!

  12. Janet N says:

    Hi, I just happen to ‘stumble’ on your tutorial today with this card. [looking for the penny spinner card]. I was surprised it was current so I thought I would give you a giant ‘thumbs up’ as I love this card. It has a very simple styling which I like and could be used for different occasions with a different sentiment wording. I make cards just for special occasions such as my grandkids’ birthdays & few others if time allots as right now I am unemployed. Thanks for your expert tutorials which help in card design. Blessings.

  13. Darlene,
    You chose one of my favorite SU stamp sets! It’s very versatile, as your card demonstrates. I bought some Peerless paints recently at a stamp show in Allentown a couple of months ago and mounted them in an 11 x 14″ heavy paper book. It would be nice to have a portable pallette! They are really wonderful to use for cards and also just to experiment. I don’t have much education in this area, so I am learning slowly what looks good and what doesn’t.

    i have been struggling with pneumonia (honestly, i don’t know where this came from) and ended up at the doctor’s yesterday for the second time in three weeks, so I haven’t been keeping up with my blog. i promised my DH i would REALLY rest to finally get this over & done (big sigh).

    Please let me know when you need more cards for Rebecca. She sent a very sweet thank you note. i would love to make another one for her. Let me know.

    Happy Stamping (& Water coloring)!

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Thank you Linda, I’m sure Rebecca would love another card. You can just send it to my address as before and I will make sure it gets to her. You are so very kind. 🙂

  14. Casey Thrush says:

    I love this…love your videos!!!

  15. Pamela Knopf says:

    Love, love, love the card! I really never thought about tapping in masking fluid and I love what you did with this one! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Great looking card and technique.

  17. Jennifer Hammond says:

    Love this so convenient for painting on the go!! Love your videos thanks for sharing!!

  18. Ann-Marie says:

    Simply stunning! Can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

  19. I love the soft look of this card. Can be used for many occasions.

  20. Mary Lee says:

    Thanks, Darlene, I always enjoy your videos. They are inspirational and use supplies I already have in most cases. And when they don’t, I have to go buy them, like the resist you had in this one.

  21. ooh, I’d love the opportunity to try out the watercolors – lovely card!

  22. Lovely card

  23. Lil Kennington says:


  24. Your water coloring always looks effortless with amazing results! Would be wonderful to try out the Peerless watercolor you use!

  25. This card is so awesome! Thank you for sharing

  26. Lori Martin says:

    This card is so beautiful! I will be in search for the products you used. Love seeing what you create.

  27. Love the ideas you used in your video. Very simple but elegant.

  28. Patricia says:

    I love this card. I’m going to have try this soon. Thank you.

  29. Pat Phillips says:

    That is a really neat card. You do a great job.

  30. Darlene, where do I begin? I found you on You Tube today and immediately subscribed to your blog. Your work is AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to try some of your card designs/techniques. Thank you for sharing your talent with others. I’ve noticed lately that watercoloring is the “in technique”. Thanks for a chance to win your watercolor giveaway!!!

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