Saturday, August 13, 2016

Playing with Watercolours

Today I have the whole day free to just play in my studio.  I follow both Bobby and Vicki's blogs and they are Design Team Members for Just Us Girls.  I saw that this week's challenge is watercolouring, so thought I'd play along. :)


I placed the stamp in my Misti and used my distress markers to ink up the leaves (using two shades of green).  Spritzed with water and stamped onto Hot Press watercolour paper.  Then I inked the stamp again, this time with two shades of purple on the flowers only, spritzed and stamped.  I removed the card front from the Misti and used a small brush and clean water to add to the inked images.  I love the softness of using this technique.

To finish, I splattered with more of the two shades of green, and then stamped the sentiment (pressing and re-inking three times to get good coverage). What did I ever do before the Misti??!!

Come join the fun.  Make sure to check out the Design Team cards and the amazing Guest Designer card from my friend Colleen.  Lots of wonderful inspiration!

This also fits the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for August - Your Favourite Technique.  Watercolouring is one of my favourites. :)  So I'm heading over to join in the fun.

Have a great day!






Stamps:  Full Bloom (Penny Black); Sentiment - Painted Petals (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Distress ink markers:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brushes

Challenges:
Just Us Girls #356 - Watercoloring
Penny Black Saturday for August - Your Favourite Technique

32 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Loll, you are a real artist!
    Val x

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  2. Another masterpiece! I especially love the soft hues and splatter and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Hugs, Kathy

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  3. Beautiful card, Loll. I love the colors and that you gave us tips on how you did it. That always helps me. Have a wonderful Sunday. TFS

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  4. Last time you used this stamp, I had to get it. It still sits in my NBUS box but I'm glad I have it. This is as beautiful as the last one! Awesome design!

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  5. WOW! Amazing final result. So well thought out all the elements. I love this watercolor card.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  6. Love the simplicity and positive message! Your watercoloring is to be envied... I would love to CASE this (using a different flower) for a special friend who needs a lift.

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  7. Another stunning work of art Loll! It looks just like a fine art painting! You just know that that stamp is on my wish-list now don't you? Have a fantastic Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  8. I love the soft and shaded watercolor effect you got Loll using your technqique. Such a beautiful card with added depth from your splatters. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

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  9. Oh my gosh I LOVE this and love that stamp! Using this water coloring technique made it just beautiful! I've already located that stamp! The spattering - the perfect final touch!

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  10. This is beautiful! Love your choice of stamps and the pretty colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  11. love everything about your card Loll!

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  12. How beautiful Loll - love the soft, dreamy effect you have achieved with the water colouring.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. So delicate and so very pretty. Yes I am with you on the Misti, marvelous invention. Love the splattering, the colours and that amazing sentiment! Such an effective technique x

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  14. What a beautiful delicate image .... love it! I know what you mean about the MISTI .... what did we ever do without it! xx

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  15. I have to say that you are the one who is amazing. This is one gorgeous card. I have attempted this type of watercolor technique but my results were nothing like your stunner. Wow! Glad you got to play and have fun. :)

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  16. Yes, the softness is so gorgeous! Beautiful card mf - thanks for joining in at JUGS too!

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  17. Gorgeous. Love purple and green together.

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  18. Loll... This card is really beautiful.
    I have this stamp but still haven't inked it up yet!
    Have a good week. X

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  19. What a beeeeeeutiful card. Love the stamp you used and especially as it is my favourite colour. Love the splatters. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls this week. Please come back again soon.

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  20. Amazing creation Loll, so delicate and beautiful

    Love & hugs

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

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  21. Beautiful Loll! you are the endless technique stamper!!

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  22. Gorgeous color combo and I love your splatters, Loll...such an elegant card! I'll have to try this watercoloring technique...thanks!

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  23. Your card is totally gorgeous and I've just popped over to say what a fabulous job you've done with Di's blog, it look amazing. Crafty hugs, Sandra X X X

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  24. This is such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at PBSC! xxx

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  25. Such a soft yet still vibrant look on this pretty stem. Like the purple blooms on the deep green of those leaves. I see that lots of folks are loving the new Playground blog too! TFS & Hugs

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  26. Gorgeous. I love that stamp with watercoloring. I did not bring a MISTI back with me. You can keep visiting my blog to see my screwed up sentiments to remind you of "how it used to be" ;)

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  27. This is really pretty and so elegant Loll with the purple lilac flowers and the beautifully shaded green leaves and a bit of spattering which finishes it perfectly. x

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  28. This one is so pretty, too. I like all the "airy-ness" of the design.

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  29. I keep saying I'm going to get a couple of this style PB stamp so I can do this technique. It's simple and simply beautiful, Loll.

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