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:

nancy littrell said...

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...

Julia Aston said...

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

Trina P. said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS!
Faith
x

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love it. So delicate looking.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Susan said...

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!

Christine Alexander said...

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

Nonni said...

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

Linda said...

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

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll. :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful, Loll!

Bonnie said...

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

Heidi Stamps said...

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

Happy Dance said...

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

Kath said...

A fabulous card and beautiful colours.
Kath x

Bobbie Bluegill said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Jo Manna said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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 :)

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

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

Kirsi said...

Beautiful yellow flowers!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

Heather said...

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