Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thank you Kylie


Hi everyone.  Back with another watercoloured card.  This card was sent off to my good friend Kylie (Kylie is Addicted to Stamps) and she has now received it, so I'm sharing with you. :)

I've used distress inks again for this card ... they are so easy to work with and I love the saturated colors.

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges ... Simon Says - Use Watercolours; Time Out #16 (CASE Heather Telford with your own twist) (I changed from leaves to flowers); and AAA Cards #24 - autumn colours.





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Yesterday, my good friend Frances joined me in the studio.  I showed her how to do my watercolouring technique, using the Penny Black poppies image that I have done many times before.  Below is Frances's first watercoloured card ... she did AMAZING!! :)

Fran's card








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


Challenges:
Simon Says - use watercolours
Time Out#16
AAA Cards #24

32 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Love those daisies for Kylie, Loll! Amazing detail! And that background...you make the most amazing backgrounds, Loll! For a first try...wow Frances! Looks awesome!

Deepti said...

Those daisies look amazing :) such beautiful BG !!

nancy littrell said...

Both watercolored backgrounds are just amazing Loll. Any chance you could give us a quick refresher on your steps? I really want to try again. Or did you explain on an earlier card and could provide the link? Loved your watercolored flowers too. TFS both beauties my friend.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! Love the watercolouring! xx

Karen B said...

I bet Kylie was over the moon to receive this gorgeous card Loll - the colours are magnificent. Didn't Frances do well - you are such a good tutor; as proved with your recent YouTube video!

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Loll , Frances's card is amazing but what a fantastic teacher she had...

Anne

sandie said...

I bet this has pride of place at Kylie's! And rightly so, another stunner and your friend's card is just fabulous...please tell her from me. Wish I could pop over and learn from the master!!

Susan said...

Love your card, Loll, and am very impressed that Frances did so well on her first card. I can't wait for my lesson later this month!!

Anonymous said...

So lovely Loll and I know it is more beautiful in real life. Wish I was with you in the studio.

Julie Beech said...

Another stunner Loll just as your friend's card. Such a great technique. X

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Loll, and your friends is a stunner too.

Love & Hugs

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

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful teacher you are, Loll! Frances' card is gorgeous! And so is yours!

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll, your background and flowers are just beautiful!

Elina Strömberg said...

I LOVE your card! So beautiful! Just wondering - Are you using masking fluid for covering the flowers, when painting the background?
I think your friend did a superb job, too. I think she had the best teacher guiding her :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Elina. I'm not using masking fluid with this technique. I start with a base background (soft shades of tan) before watercolouring my flowers. I then add some of the colours I've used in the flowers to the background afterwards. It is a bit of a hit and miss as to whether the flowers will run a bit ... but I actually like the look when they do. :) Hope that helps. Loll xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

I am just so in love with your water colouring technique Loll! I love your take on the CASE, your flowers are stunning! Fran did a great job her first time out. Guess she had a wonderful teacher! hugs :)

Anita in France said...

Loll, this is so stunning ... the watercoloured background and blooms are just lovely! Your friend's card is amazing too! Delighted you joined us at Time Out! Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So lovely! I love reading that you are actually mailing out your cards! Good for you and fun for the recipient Thanks for joining in at AAA!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love those bold daisies Loll, beautiful use of watercolours and you are obviously a natural tutor looking at France's lovely card;0
Val x

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Loll, beautiful background for those lovely Daisies.
Well done to Frances too, her card is beautiful.
Xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, they are both so elegant and pretty and your water colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Sandy said...

Don't you just love this color combination! Beautiful! !
Sandy xx

sandie said...

Sorry hon I missed you added this to TIME OUT....you know I love it but wanted to thank you for joining us again xx

Jane said...

Great use of the AAA Cards inspiration colours. Thanks for playing.

cm said...

Oh my goodness, Loll - another gorgeous water-coloured card from you, and a total beauty from Fran! How fortunate for her to have you as her teacher. If you have time, please, please another tutorial on making these backgrounds? I. Must. Learn. Too beautiful not to...
Hugs~c

Victoria Lavender said...

You're a constant sweetie! Great cards here, your watercoloring is fab! Thanks for playing again with us this week. Cheers, Victoria Lavender- AAA Cards

Tiya-B said...

i agree the background is fantastic and both sets of flowers are beautiful

Sarah Gray said...

Fabulous card, Loll! I wish you could teach me your watercolouring skills too :) Love these daisies and amazing background - thanks for sharing with us at Time Out!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your background is stunning, Loll! I need your tutorial on watercolor backgrounds; you make it look effortless. What a beauty!

Lynn said...

I adore the deep, rich colors. Your water coloring is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Brenda said...

OMGosh this card is stunning Loll!! I so love those daisy flowers and I love you water colored them. I agree with you on the distress inks, they are so beautiful and rich looking color.Especially when you use them!! OMGosh, your friend's card is amazing!!! I think I need to take a trip into Canada and take a class myself from you. lol I love how her card came out, you are a great teacher Loll! Hugs, Brenda

Kylie said...

Well, everyone is right. My card is absolutely amazing. I flashed it to the boys at home saying ooooo look at this card! They were very impressed too. My card in real life is just stunning. Loll, you outdid yourself and I love it! xx