Watercolor Pencils Challenge – You Decide

5/5/17 – Voting is now closed.  See the results here!

In one of my recent classes, we were working with the new Watercolor Pencils.  For the final project of the class, I issued a challenge to the attendees.  They stamped the daisy image from Helping Me Grow onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Using their new set of Watercolor Pencils, they took the piece home, colored the image, designed their own card, then sent me a photo of their card.  I must say, I’m impressed with each card, and I really cannot decide which I like best.  So I have decided to let you, dear readers, decide the winner of the challenge.  Leave me a comment with your vote for the winner, and you may be a winner yourself!  Everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for the Marquee Messages stamp set! Voting will end on May 5th, and the winner will be notified via e-mail.  Here are the entries:







Thanks for playing along!



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87 Responses to “Watercolor Pencils Challenge – You Decide”

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  1. Dawn Schachner says:

    Julie’s is my favorite. Everyone one did a great job. I love the stamp set

  2. Daisy Mae says:

    Julie’s pops right out to me. They are all gorgeous though! My vote is for Julie.

  3. Dale says:

    I am on Dina’s wave length. Don’t you wonder what draws us to one over another?

    • Barb says:

      I do indeed! Never fails to surprise me when something I walk right past catches the eye of another… Thanks for voting, you’ve been entered.

  4. christin Lynn says:

    I vote for Megan

  5. Lori Martin says:

    Love the one by Meagan ?❤️

  6. Jennifer Becwar says:

    Julie just edged out Megan for me!!

  7. Katrina says:

    I vote for Megan

  8. Charlotte says:

    My vote is Megan. All these cards are beautiful!!

  9. Kathryn Hnat says:

    I vote for Megan.

  10. Sande garrett says:

    I vote for Megan.

  11. Frances Haddock says:

    Megan’s card as I prefer soft pastels

  12. Shelley Lard says:

    Megan’s is my favorite, though all three are pretty! I’m ready to get into watercolor pencils now!

    • Barb says:

      Thanks for voting, Shelley. Watercolor pencils are fun – if you don’t own a set, pick one up in my online store. Just click on the picture at the bottom of the post and it’ll take you right there…

  13. Nikki says:

    I really like the card by Megan- very soft and pretty!

  14. Abgela Lunn says:

    I would have to say all of them are just gorgeous. But if I have to chose one it would be Julies. I love the blue background. Thank you Ang

  15. Stanlee Runner says:

    I had a really hard time picking one. They are all beautiful, but, since I have to pick just one, I vote for Julie.

  16. Cecelia Castro says:

    I am torn between Megan and Julie. Strictly based on color Julie wins. It is rich and lush like flowers should be. I wish she had gone with a bright butterfly instead of a muted one. Megan has a beautiful clean card.

    I vote for Julie.

  17. Avra Williams says:

    I vote for Megan.

  18. Diane Swanson says:

    My vote goes to Julie!

  19. Linda says:

    I love Megan’s. The colors are so brillant. Me eyes grabbed her card immediately.

  20. Jeanie Del Vacchio says:

    I chose Megan, but they are all pretty.

  21. Bee Gelder says:

    Julie but they are all great ?

  22. Mel O'Leary says:

    I think Megan did the best job of using the pencils for a watercolor look.

  23. Janine says:

    I also like Megan’s ..its the combination of the colored that seem so soothing.

  24. Tammy Kinkade says:

    Love them all but I would have to say Megan’s

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    I vote for Julie’s, although they are all beautiful!

  26. Michele George says:

    Love the softer colors that Megan used so she gets my vote….but all are beautiful!!! Love the stamp set??.

  27. Connie Monroe says:

    They are all beautiful but I vote Julie’s

  28. Penny Mann says:

    I vote for Megan’s card.

  29. Debbie Fall says:

    I love them all. Its fun seeing everyones final card. I have to vote for Megan though.

  30. Linda Gorun says:

    All the cards are lovely, but Megan’s really spoke to me with her soft and subtle colors.

  31. Linda Kelly says:

    I love the cheerful colors of Dina’s card

  32. Linda Kelly says:

    I love the cheerful colors in Dina’s card

  33. Linda B says:

    Such different cards from the same set. I vote for Megan’s card…

  34. Verna says:

    I vote for Megan.

  35. Kay wolters says:

    Megan gets my vote…very nice

  36. Lisa Moore says:

    I really like the card by Megan.

  37. Shannon W says:

    Oooh this is tough, but I’m going to have to go with Julie. Can’t wait to see the results of the vote!

  38. Gretchen Sheridan says:

    All are gorgeous but I love the middlebcard with the blue base. The colors really pop.

  39. Karen says:

    Hi… I found you challenge through Pinterest and I would love to be entered into your drawing. My vote is for Julie.


  40. Marisa says:

    All the cards are beautiful. But I have to vote for Julie’s. Love that butterfly!

  41. Lisa Tedder says:

    I need to pull out my watercolor pencils! These are beautiful!

  42. Megan says:

    I am so excited!

  43. Diana Gibbs says:

    OMG! It is hard to decide. I guess I go with Julie, cause she added the grass and I love the butterfly, I love that idea and might have to do something similar…at retreat…ha!
    Love ya, Di

  44. Kristen says:

    All three cards are beautiful, a good job by all class attendees. If I have to pick one it will be card number two by Julie. What a fun challenge for your class participants Barb.

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