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Giveaway Week Day 5!

Watercolor Bookmarks

Hello everyone, hope my Zendoodle project inspired you  all  enough to pick up a pen and some colors!

..if not I am sure today's project will!

Often I hear  aspiring artists mention how intimidating it is to stare at  an empty  piece of  white canvas or paper ,  how it  scares them from applying any color and of course the dreaded fear of   'ruining their paper'..and almost always I tell them to consider it a happy accident and move on instead of stepping back from color itself.

But then, sometimes, the  cost of materials is in itself  a deal braker, so I usually advise newbies to this hobby to start small. don't need a huge full size sheet of paper to create something beautiful, even a tiny little piece of paper is enough to create a masterpiece!

 And bookmarks are one of them..

Here is a step by step tutorial to show you how simple these are to do...



1-Dampen a small area with a wet brush and then pick up the colors directly from the pencils and apply...yes... you can use water with the pastel pencils and the colors turn out just as vibrant!


2- Using the Pitt Pastel pencil in blue and white , color in the  blue eggs and go over the nest with  brown and black Pastels and black Pitt Artist pens, and watercolor pencils for the greens.



3- Do the same with the floral bookmark by going over the initial wash with yet another darker one and add the greens and yellows.

4- Add highlights to the blue eggs with a white pastel pencil and add darks as needed under the nest with a brown and black pastel pencil


 Add a sentiment and a ribbon..

...........and VOILA!



Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils-green

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils-yellow

PITT© Pastel Pencils: #199, #176, #273 and #101-neutrals set

PITT© Pastel Pencils- Blue/green

PITT© Pastel Pencils #226- red/yellow set

PITT© artist pen-black

Bookmark die-Papertrey Ink,

Sentiment-Papertrey Ink -All Booked Up Stamp Set


SwarupSwarup M. I am a self taught watercolorist and a  trained textile designer . Over  the last 20 years I have  learned how to blend them both and bring that into my Papercrafting. I have been scrapbooking and card making for more than a  decade now and immensely enjoy creating these mini masterpieces as I like to call them. I consider every card I create to be  a miniature piece of art and  usually favor a clean and simple style in my card making..and  enjoy a bolder look in  my  Art journals. I enjoy photography and love to travel.

I  blog  as Sanketi and love sharing my work with others. I  have been published in Designed to color magazine , Simply Handmade and Cards Magazines.


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tammy woodcock

wow what gift, hope I win

Jo Willis

These are gorgeous!!


Love Love Love everything I have seen the last few days. I feel I need to invest in some new stuff.

Lillian Child

Oh my goodness ... that little nest is SO beautiful. You have SUCH amazing talent with watercoloring. WOW!

Dara Lynn



I am going to do this! It's awesome!

Betty R


Laura Cox

These are just beautiful! Truly works of art!

Cathy A

These are stunning, love the step by step photos showing how it was done.

Barb King

These are gorgeous, love the details and all the white space!


Stunning work!

Dee in NH

WOW! Amazing!!!

Carole RB

Great Bookmarks

Julie F

I will simply faint from ecstasy if i am fortunate enough to win! Amazing giveaway!!!!

Terri G

Beautiful tags today! Love these products! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda johnson

Everything but the kitchen sink! What a giveaway!


Love your blog...xoxo

suzanne austin

these are the bomb diggity!

Tanya Phenis

Really beautiful! I love them :)

Trish Duncan

cutest tags evern..LOVE LOVE LOVE the nest with eggs... yes please... so pretty!


Wow...These are Beautiful.

Jennifer Williams

Makes me think spring :)

Francine G

Georgous ... spring is coming and you inspired it...!

Sandra ltb

Sandra ltb

Maj-Britt Soegaard

WOW ... love the water-coloring-effect ... and I´m amazed about the caddy with all the lovely stuff inside ... and I love gelatos <3 <3 <3
So please please please let me win :o))

Jackie QH

I would love to win this prize! Win or lose I will be looking for getalo and all Fiber Craft products the next time I go to Micheals! It is a 2 hr drive both ways!

Tracey B

Beautiful bookmarks. They are so amazing that I want to try out these techniques right now.


Those bookmarks are absolutely fabulous! So pretty :)

Krisha Arias

Someday I hope to be able to draw things that look as good as the things I see on your blog! Winning this kit would be the step in the right direction!!!

Sandy Rudy

I would love to win the caddy

Lyn Kaufmann

I have Spring break coming up with special time alone with my daughter and I have the supplies to try this idea out. Thank you for showing how simple it is!


Beautiful bookmarks. I love to play with colors These small projects don't take a lot of room to make and would be great gifts.


More Fabulous-ness! I can barely stand it! Thanks for the chance to win so much fun.

Vanessa Wachlin

This is a wonderful gift I hope I win! Then each time I get to pick up my gelatos and Pitt pens I'll be organized from the start! I really like these book marks and the water colors are gorgeous! I do feel inspired! :)Thanks Faber-Castell!!!

~Vanessa W

Holly Woodcock

absolutely stunning!

Jess S

Wow. These look incredible!


WOW! this is beautiful! Love your touch of black on the nest!


WOW! Would love to win this! Thank you for the chance!

Lorrie Jonas


Pam Hooten

Beautiful bookmarks, oh my!
I've just started a small collection of Faber-Castell for my art journaling, I'm still learning, but, I love everything I've seen using them!

Dee Dee Wellsted

These are just awesome. Definitely an inspiration....Thank you for the giveaway. Sure hope my name is called. Congrats to all the winners. Happy Crafting.

Regina M. Hamilton

Absolutely beautiful bookmarks. Your watercolor technique is gorgeous.

Isabelle M

OMG! both tag are awesome , no, breathtaking!love this!!
want to make this too!!
Thank you for sharing your talent!

Marita Summers

Love your bookmarks! So simple but so stunning!!

Cheri F.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your watercolored bookmarks - they are just gorgeous. Very inspirational and uplifting. Thank you so much for sharing.

Samantha T.

These are gorgeous!

Wendy Friesen

Beautiful bookmarks! Thanks again for a great giveaway

Jessie G

This would be neat to try!

Becky D

Absolutely gorgeous! I am definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing this technique :)


Wow, that is so generous!!! Someone will be very blessed and have some creative fun!


I wish I had more time for crafting!!!! I would thoroughly enjoy winning some new stuff!

Lindsay M.

Love it! Can't wait for some more Faber Castell products!

Vicky Aberto

Really gorgeous tags!!!!

Erika Hayes

Is it ok to pray to win? cause I sure did today.. this would be such a blessing! Thank you again just for a chance to win.. and all week you have been so generous! Thank you so much for all the inspiration too!

Barbara Tobey

The caddy is great, but to include the contents...WOW! Congrats to whomever wins. Busy hands will be happy hands.

Melanie Douthit

These are absolutely beautiful! What a great gift idea... Mother teacher etcccc thank you

Lynda L.


Kathi R

Wow!!!! Those are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you created them!

Gosh. I'd so love to win any of the fabulous products!


I have not tried any of these! What beautiful results!!


I have enjoyed the blog this week will all of the great ideas. I love today's pencils. I am not really good with the mixing and blending but I am sure with a caddy like the one you are giving away I would learn what I was doing. Thank you for all your sharing of skills and for the giveaways.


Beautiful work - love watercolors! Amazing prize!

Katie B.

Beautiful bookmarks!! I love how you explained everything. I did not know that I could use my pastels with water! Your watercoloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Katie B.

Really beautiful bookmarks! I love how you explained everything. I did not know that I could use my pastels with water! Beautiful job watercoloring! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Julie H in MN

I have tried this technique at Scrapfest...very fun!Your products are amazing and if I win, I will have many scrap days with my sister and nieces so they could share the products with me!


These bookmarks are absolutely beautiful! Makes me want to get out my craft stuff and give them a try.

Arnoldo L. Romero

These are both beautiful. I love the impressionistic feel. Blessings!


I'm AMAZED you colored those free hand- no stamps! BEAUTIFUL!!


Oh my! These bookmarks are absolutely beautiful! You have done an amazing job!


Beautiful, you make it seem so simple.


The tags are beautiful. And the tutorial - well just what I needed to get me going. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I am inspired!!!

mary Lee

where do you obtain the water color paper book marks with the circle?


Plz tell me which paper u use for book makr?

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