Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lots of Watercolouring


Hi everyone.  I hope you're not getting sick of seeing my watercoloured cards.  I made this after taking a Watercolor On-line Class - Intermediate.  I don't know if I actually used any of the techniques from the course, but it did inspire me to play around.  The only disappointment with this, my signature in black.  I should have used a much lighter colour ... what was I thinking??!! :)

Anyways, it was fun to make.  I started with a splash watercolour background (hope to share more about that in a couple of weeks).   I stamped the clay pot in ink just to get an outline, and then filled in with watercolours.  The flowers are all basically blobs of colour with a bit of shading.  :)  Nothing fancy, but still had fun.  I hope to be able to go back and learn more from the class (the lessons are available forever). The instructor (Dawn from WPlus9) is an amazing artist.  She made it look easy, but I know that it takes lots and lots of practice.  Hopefully I'll have some successes that I can share with you in the future. :)

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I'm also sharing some happy news.  I was featured again at the Weekly Scrapper in the "Sunday with Lorraine" article.  I'm very honoured.  I hope you'll check it out if you have a few minutes. :)








Stamps:  Pot (Rubber-Art Stamps); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress inks for background:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint); Baked Brown sugar for pot outline
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Opus Essentials Watercolours (hooker's green, aureolin); Winsor & Newton (alizarin crimson, phthalo turquoise), watercolour brushes (#4, #2)

36 comments:

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Everything that comes out of your hands is perfect, Loll. I also saw the card highlighted by the Weekly Scrapper. Unusual and beautiful.
hugs,
BozenA

nancy littrell said...

Looks like you used several of the WC techniques Loll. I negative on background wash, lifting paint on pot, expressive florals and brush strokes. That is at least "5"!!!! Can't wait for more details on your Splash background too. TFS my friend.

maria f. said...

You are so talented!

Donna said...

What a lovely, gentle picture you have created, Loll. Really very pretty :)

Donna said...

PS. Congrats on your happy news. X

Shirl said...

another little work of art. I dunno, the black signature goes with the black sentiment?

Shirl

Bonnie said...

I love your flower pot and flowers, Loll! I think you've got the technique perfectly! And congratulations on being spotlighted at Weekly Scrapper! A well earned honor, my friend!

Betty Keefe said...

fabulous watercoloring Loll - and congrats on the feature - well deserved

Marcia HIll said...

It looks to me like you aced this class when I look at this card Loll...it's absolutely beautiful, signature and all! And congrats on being spotlighted on the Weekly Scrapper...that card is beautiful as well and deserved to be highlighted!! :0)

Tami said...

I love your watercolor cards!!!!! Please keep them coming please Loll!!

Jeanne H said...

Wow, this looks just like a watercolor painting by an old master artist. Super! BTW, my grandfather was a watercolor artist and even has a few in a museum here in MN.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Absolutely keep them coming... :) I just finished watching all the videos in the first online watercoloring for cardmakers classes so, its really cool looking forward to see what everyone has been posting from the newest class ( you know like with a enough filled trash bags someday I will get there) hahaha... I love this Loll, its a beautiful piece of art :)

Suchi said...

Stunning card Loll!! I know you will showcase beauties llike this one- waiting for other cards too! :)
Suchi xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it's a stunning little watercolor work of art, Lolly! I'm looking forward to seeing more!! Congratulations on the well-deserved spotlight!! Hugs, Dolly

Pat Jandacek said...

I'm a lurker - always enjoy your lovely pieces of art but seldom comment. Today I couldn't not say "this looks like a success to me!" Love the overall picture and the shading of the pot is wonderful. I did go to see your piece at Weekly Scrapper and it's beautiful. I've had embossing paste in my cupboard for years that was used early on but not very successfully. I must make an opportunity to try again! Thanks for sharing all you do.

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll. .........the watercoloured background is a delight, as is yoour shading on the pot. I agree with Shirl that the black signature matches the sentiment.

Congratulations on your feature in Sunday Scrapper - so well deserved.

Hugs

Karen xxx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

oh this is AHmazing Loll. A work of art.

Linda said...

I love seeing your watercolour creations and this one is just gorgeous. Great job on the flowers they look amazing and I love how you've signed it. It truly is a work of art xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll totally enjoy your cards and could never get sick of your watercolouring. I reckon you have picked up some great tips and tricks from your watercolour classes. This card is just perfect, love those flowers in the pot and the watercolour background. And congratulations, will need to go read but image being featured twice, cool bananas. Your talent certainly deserves to be highlighted.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Well Loll, this is certainly a success in my eyes, it looks just like a painting! I would frame it and hang it . . . it deserves pride of place! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is gorgeous Loll!! I love the imagery here and the watercolouring works perfectly with it. Reminds me of one of those vintage style seed packets, so dreamy!! I think your black sentiment is perfect, the font isn't too big or too bold, so the black is just the right amount of contrast. hugs :)

Pam said...

I love seeing all your cards. You certainly are mastering watercoloring. This is goregous!

Mac Mable said...

Keep all your creations coming, love to see your fabulous work. Love the shading on your pot and the beautiful background x

Brenda said...

Wow, love this card Loll! I never get tired of seeing your water color creations, so keep them coming! Congrats on being featured again, I think they have fabulous taste in picking you! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE your little work of art Loll! what a wonderful watercolor! Doesn't look like you need to learn anything else! COngrats on the feature too!!

Susan said...

You really learned a lot in the watercolouring course! I'm so impressed! Another beautiful result!

swldebbie said...

Beautiful card! And congrats on being featured again. You so deserve it.

Anonymous said...

I so disagree about your name in a lighter color. I love it. I think it is perfect for the card which is absolutely adorable!

Sue said...

Loll, your watercolour cards are simply gorgeous! I love the background and how you created dimension on the flowerpot.

Lee-Anne said...

You did an amazing job here, girl! I love how this turned out! A++ on your homework :)

Maura R said...

Wow, Loll - I would say you were a star student - this is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing more of your new talent.....

Barb Ghig said...

I can't wait to learn how to create a background like this, Loll...it's GORGEOUS! I love how you described your flowers..."blobs of colour with a bit of shading", yet they're stunning! And, by the way, I think your sentiment is fine...in fact, this card should be framed, because it's so beautiful!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so beautiful.....it needs to be framed! Love it!

Anita in France said...

That's such a gorgeous pot of beautiful blooms, Loll ... and I didn't notice your signature till you mentioned it ... just keep them coming, I'll never tire of them! Congratulations on your feature ... it is such a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Gorgeous! Truly...