Designed with Nicole Nowosad!

Designed with Nicole Nowosad!

Hi there! Nicole Nowosad here today to share with you a fun watercolour background that you can create in a few simple steps!

NicoleNowosadforSCTMagazine1Supplies: Watercolour paints- Pinkfresh Studio; Stamps – Close to My Heart; Thickers: Vicki Boutin; Stickers: Shimelle; Gesso; Cardstock- American Crafts

You can create a watercolour background as simple or complex as you would like. I wanted to do a fun rainbow watercolour background and mimic the colours in some stamped images from Close to My Heart

Adding some stamped butterflies in the same tones of ink as the watercolour paints are a simple (and contained way) to expand that watercolour effect onto your page.

Sit back and see how you can create your own watercolour background and combine in a few stamped images too in my process video below!

I hope you are inspired to grab some watercolour paints and give this a try yourselves!

~ Nicole Nowosad

2019-03-18T16:50:55-04:00March 18th, 2019|Designed with Nicole Nowosad, YouTube videos|


  1. JanC. March 18, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful layout! Love the butterflies. Was an encouragement to me to see I’m not the only one that makes mistakes. Can be very irritating though.

  2. Alzira Armas March 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

    THis page is so beautiful that I want to try to scraplift it

  3. Debra Patton March 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  4. Glenda Thorne March 18, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Simply stunning 💜 love this layout of mixed media and butterflies. Vicki Boutin style! Mistakes are opportunities to to think outside the box and create something better. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  5. Jeanne Beam March 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful layout!
    Thanks for sharing…

  6. Lorraine Melin March 18, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Fabulous layout! I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Teresa Medeiros March 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Love your layout Nicole! I bought those PF liquid watercolour bottles last year and have yet to use them. I love how they look on your layout. Going to give this a try. 😀

  8. melissa b. March 18, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Beautiful layout!

  9. Claire March 18, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Wow gorgeous

  10. Nina Oelke March 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Beautiful layout Nicole. What kind of paper did you use? 😊

    • Nicole Nowosad March 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Nina

      I used cardstock for the water colouring but you need to prime with gesso first. Otherwise I would suggest watercolour paper!

  11. Tonya March 20, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Beautiful layout,
    What was the little tool you were using for your pop dots and also you had a little pad of all different embellishments stickers where can I get that?

  12. Clare March 21, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Gorgeous layout, Nicole, and I love how you used the little alphabet stamps to make your title! The butterflies are gorgeous too, I love using that set, it’s versatile for cards and layouts.
    Quinoa question:
    What was the foam adhesive you used to pop up the wings?

  13. Sandy March 21, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I LOVE this layout! You’ve met my daughter, Nicole….rainbows are a thing at our house!

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