Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bright Watercoloured Flowers

Hi everyone.  I received this beautiful stamp set (and matching die) from my sweet friend, Trina (My Crafting Closet).  Thank you Trina!!  I had a lot of fun watercolouring this using my Zig CCR Brushes. :)

This is heading to the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers, which closes in just 3 1/2 days (midnight PST on May 24th).  I hope you'll join us if you haven't had a chance yet.



I stamped the image onto mixed media paper using archival (permanent) black ink.  I used seven colours (2 shades of orange, red, 2 shades of olive green, 2 shades of purple) and a water brush to watercolour my flowers.  I find this type of watercolour very relaxing. :)  I spent well over an hour going over things many times until I was happy with the depth of colour.

I used a white gel pen to add details and a few sequins for some sparkle.  The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in black.







Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers

30 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Your colouring is gorgeous and the flowers are so vibrant in colour.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Liz said...

A really striking card, just beautiful! xx

Trina P. said...

Simply beautiful, Loll. I knew you would make an amazing card with this set...and you proved me right! Love the bold, bright colours.

Christine Alexander said...

absolutely gorgeous watercolouring Loll, your shading of the flowers is perfect. Great flower set :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous, Loll! I hope to play before the deadline 😊

nancy littrell said...

Your Zig watercolouring turned out beautifully, Loll. Watercolour layering does take time, but I agree...very relaxing. TFS my friend. Hugs..

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Loved your white gel pen details. I need to do that more often. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

Your flowers look 3 dimensional, Loll! Great job of watercolor! Love the little white dots too!

Susan said...

Absolutely worth the time you spent watercolouring it as you achieved wonderful shading and richness of colour! Beautiful accents with the white gel pen and the sequins!

Linda said...

Oh so gorgeous, Loll. You know I love the bright colors. So much depth. Love this.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring!

Mac Mable said...

Beautifully coloured using gorgeous colours and what a great stamp x

Nancy Stislow said...

Your painting on this is incredible, Loll! Not only is your shading so perfectly done but the white gel highlights really add so much to this. This is outstanding, Loll!

Marcia HIll said...

So bright and pretty Loll...love it!! :0)

Maxine D said...

A stunning card Loll - love the depth of colour you have achieved on this beauty
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Such a beautiful bouquet Loll, perfect colouring too. :)

Mrs A. said...

This is a stunning set .and I love those two colours together. Very pretty visual effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous colouring and I love the addition of the white pen. GORGEOUS card.
Faith
x

Linda said...

I love this stamped image and you've coloured it beautifully. The touches of white gel pen really make the whole thing pop! xx

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and the colours are so vibrant and pretty. I am running out of time but am still going to try to enter a card. x

Maura R said...

What a glorious cascade of beautiful flowers, Loll - so well done!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning Loll, what vibrant flowers! x

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Loll! those purple flowers are SO dimensional - they are folding out to me on the computer screen! Julia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Loll, amazing colours and one I would love to try and case...one day.xx [aNNie]

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous colouring, Loll ... the time you spent creating so much beautiful depth was so worth it, these blooms are stunning! Catching up ... have been enjoying what you've been creating over the last couple of weeks ... wonderful, as always ... and so fun to have seen pictures of your craft retreat! Happy to be commenting at last! Hugs, Anita :)

Marcia said...

Beautiful! Those colors are great together! The purple flowers have so much dimension. I thought you layered them on.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such a beautiful purple! These flowers look stunning. You so cleverly marked the bottom of the petals darker color. Very professional coloring.
hugs,
BozenA

Karen D. said...

wow...wow...and wow again...love, love this amazing card!! so pretty...
you rock.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

I'm with you, Loll. I can get lost in watercoloring, too. This card is gorgeous and the colors so deep and striking.

Barb Ghig said...

I'm in awe that you achieved such vibrant colors with your Zigs, Loll! You really are a Master with watercolors, and I just love these pretty blooms!