Monday, May 15, 2017

Watercolouring with Distress Stains

Hi everyone.  Sharing another card made during the craft retreat.  This technique is water stamping with distress stains.  Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) led the "class", using Heather Telford's wonderful video tutorial.

I love the softness of the watercolouring, and am happy with my first try using this technique.  I added some splatters and a sentiment to finish.

This is a reminder for the CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering. There's still just over a week to play before it closes at end of day May 24th.  Check out the reminder post (link above) to see more inspirational cards from our talented Design Team, and our wonderful Guest Designer, Elaine.


And since it is watercoloured flowers, I'm adding this to the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers gallery as well.  Again, just over a week left to play along.









Stamps:  First Blush (Penny Black); Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press)
Ink:  Distress Stains:  Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, paint brush for splattering

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers

26 comments:

  1. Your watercolouring with stains turned out so beautifully Loll. It was so fun watching you color and see your finished card IRL at our retreat! I will be posting my finished card (I added splatters too) in a few days. Still can't believe we were just together with Susan and Christine for 5 days :-)

    Miss you...hugs...

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  2. What soft orange blossoms Loll. The spatter behind sets them off nicely, such a lovely design! Julia xx

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  3. Beautiful, Loll! 😍. I will have to check out that video.

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  4. Wow, I love it. So delicate looking.

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  5. Another stunning piece of art Loll! LOVE the technique and the beautiful softness it lends to the finished image! Fabulous! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. So glad you used this beautiful card you made at our retreat! It is just gorgeous - fabulous colours, wonderful splatters! Not to mention you used the technique I led at our retreat!! I enjoyed doing that so much!

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  7. This was one of my favorite cards, I just wish I could have found my stamp :), your watercolouring with stains looks wonderful.

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  8. So soft and beautiful! And great splatters! I just practiced on those in a card I made and the card ended up in the bin... :) I had all of them in just one area, not a good look! I hope you are well! xxx

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  9. This is beautiful Loll ..... pretty colours, and the stains have given a lovely soft effect xx

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  10. This is gorgeous with the yellow flowers, Loll! I've got to try this technique with this stamp!

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  11. Really beautiful card. The flower stamp is so lovely and clearly you have the knack for using those distress stains!

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  12. Hmmmm....This looks like my favorite blog header of all time!! So naturally, I'm totally in love with it!! What beautiful flowers, and I love the softness of this technique. Such a gorgeous card! Have a great week. Bev

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  13. A fabulous card and beautiful colours.
    Kath x

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  14. Beautiful. I really liked the information packed tutorial by Heather and Susan's Cardmaker's Garret was new to me. her designs are delightful.

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  15. What beautiful colours on this delightful card Loll. Love it
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Beautiful watercolouring Loll, love the way you incorporated the splatters too. The sentiment really if perfect for this blossoming card. Love it! xx

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  17. Wow so pretty Loll. Elegant, soft and such a lovely technique x

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  18. You did a beautiful job coloring your flowers and leaves with distress stains, Loll! I love the colors and your splatters are the perfect touch! Thanks for the link :)

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  19. This technique really makes it look like you painted the flowers! Very pretty!

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  20. Thats just simply gorgeous Loll! You can frame it as a beautiful painting.

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  21. Beautiful yellow flowers!

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  22. This card has a gentle movement in it. It has a gentle breeze in it as the particles of magical dust begin to circulate in the air ...
    Yes, this card has magic in it, I love it.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  23. Lovely blossoms with this technique, Loll. I'm glad you enjoyed it; it's one of my favourites.

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