Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thank you Lee-Anne


Hi everyone.  Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be sharing several watercolured cards that I've made.  This was made for my good friend, Lee-Anne (Creatively LA).  She has now received the card, so I'm sharing with you. :)

I've had so much fun watercoloring, which is something I never thought I'd say. After taking a watercolouring class and struggling with many of the techniques (a few worked for me, lots didn't) ... I have found my own way of watercolouring and I'm really having fun! :)  As I'm getting more comfortable with this medium, I'm experimenting and learning lots along the way.  This one is done with Distress Inks and I love the vibrant colours.

I'm entering this card into a few challenges that are running right now ... CAS-ology #116 (cue card: Splatter); AAA Cards #23 - Watercolours; and Virginia's View #8 - CAS.

Also adding this to Simon Says - Use Watercolors.
















Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Archival Black - waterproof (Ranger); Distress inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz for Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  waterbrushes, water mister, heat tool, paint brush for splattering



Challenges:
CAS-ology #116
AAA Cards #23
Virginia's View #8
Simon Says

36 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my I am loving the vibrant colors on this card too Loll! You amaze me with your water coloring anyway. I have yet taken the class, but one day I hope too. I hope I find my way with water coloring too as it is so beautiful when I see yours. Hugs, Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Lolll and amazing colours

Anne

Anita Liedtke said...

Adorable ! I'm a huge fan of your cards :). How did you do with the flower ? Did you stamp it on the other colours or masked it or did you watercolour around the flower ?

Angela said...

Loll, it is always great seeing your watercolored creations. What a beautiful card and thank you for playing with us this week at AAA Cards!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anita. I started with the background first ... trying not to get too much of the darker colors where I wanted my poppies. Then I stamped the poppy and watercoloured it with bright / dark shades of orange. Loll :)

Hannelie said...

Your poppies look great Loll! Great job with the watercoloring!

Darnell J Knauss said...

And your style of watercoloring is one of my favorites now, Lolly! You are a pro at it, to my way of thinking. I'd love for you to do a tutorial on your "own way of watercoloring!" (Let me know if you have and I've missed it, or when you do one!) The background colors with the outlined poppies is really extraordinary!! Hugs, Dolly

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful, Loll! This looks like it came straight out of an art museum! You're so talented. :)
Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh lucky :Lee-Ann!! This is stunning!! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

Susan said...

You certainly have mastered your own technique of watercolouring! This is beautiful and I must learn your technique!

Bonnie said...

I knew you were going to embrace the watercoloring! And what beautiful cards watercolors you are coming up with! This needs to be in a frame! I'm with Susan, I need to learn your techniques.

shirley-bee said...

Oh, Loll, this is beautiful! (I prefer watercolouring with distress inks too.)

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is gorgeous! I need to revisit the watercolor class.

MaryH said...

Love your way of w/coloring! I'm still struggling & I took the w/c class too! This is one of my fav recent PB images, and your poppies are just lovely with that soft background wash of color. I'm liking what you're doing with the water coloring. TFS &Hugs

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Loll - you should enter it in Simon Says Stamp watercolor challenge this week too!!

sweet art designs said...

I saw your card at the AAA challenge....Stunning!
Myrna

Cathy said...

This is so beautiful Loll, your watercolouring is superb, Cathy x

wienerhoneymooners said...

ADORE this so MUCH, LOVELY! Thanks for joining us and sharing this lovely in the CASology gallery this week!!!

Jacquie said...

This is so lovely Loll, love it all

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisa Lara said...

This is absolutely breathtaking Loll.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful Loll! I am in love with the background! I was just saying on the weekend that I've lost confidence in my watercolour ability! I need to watch some videos and PRACTISE!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Amazingly beautiful watercolor!

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Loll, the colours are beautiful and so vibrant!
My watercolours never see daylight...due to not enough hours in a day :( must get back to them.
Xxxxxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Loll, you have really mastered the art of water colouring! This is just spectacular! Everything just blends seamlessly together and keeps the eyes completely glued! Just gorgeous! big hugs :)

cm said...

I'm adding my voice to Darnell's - tutorials, please (we can find ways to use up any free time you have *grin* with such requests). I think you've found your niche in water-colouring; this card is another glorious work of art....
~c

Sanna Lippert said...

oh wow! gorgeous cards, Loll! love them!

Deepti said...

Yet another beauty :)

very_inky_fingers said...

So very pretty. The colors are so beautiful!

Sandy said...

You sure are making beautiful art with your water color technique Loll!
Sandy xx

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Loll ... beautifully detailed and gorgeous! Anita :)

Julia said...

Whoa! Gorgeous!! Just a work of art!!! I love, love, love this card. So glad you played along with AAA Cards this week.

Lee-Anne said...

I am such a lucky girl to have received this stunner from Loll! It is truly beautiful and even more so in real life! Thank you Loll :)

Susangail Powell said...

this is absolutely, unbelievably, out of this world, gorgeous!!!!!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! I really love the background! Thanks so much for playing along with the Watercolor Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Virginia Lu said...

Love this watercolor delight, Loll! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

Tami said...

Please do a video of this card! I love it!!