Friday, July 06, 2018

Lustrous Rose

Hi everyone.  A little while ago I had an day of play with my friends Susan and Christine.  Susan brought this image that she had just bought.  Isn't it pretty??!!

I stamped the image in soft tan colour ink so that I could no-line watercolour.  But it was hard to figure out how the petals were formed.  I used the photo of the watercoloured rose on it's packaging and just did a really quick bit of outlining with a fine black marker.  It made it so much easier for me to watercolour.  I used distress inks and a waterbrush.  Once it was done, I splattered with a bit of green ink and stamped the sentiment in black to tie it to the black outlining.

Here's a close-up ...






Stamps: Lustrous (Penny Black), Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, fine line black permanent marker, brush for splattering, white gel pen

28 comments:

Liz said...

This is so pretty, Loll, what a lovely design. xx

Betty Keefe said...

that rose certainly is pretty and you've colored it so beautifully, Loll!

Colleen said...

Beautiful, Loll, and a nice fix...it looks like the outline came just as you had drawn it in!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty Loll, love the lined outline to show make the image standout. I love that stamp :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Love how you added the fine black lines to your beautiful water coloring. So fun to borrow a friends stamp too. That image is just gorgeous (sigh.) I may have to shop again!

Maxine D said...

A gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured Loll. The fine black lines have given the image some form, and look so right.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

This is so pretty Loll, beautifully coloured and I love the splatters in the background too xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty stamp, beautifully coloured. I too would have had to add a little darker line to help me out a little. Fabulous card Loll and so beautiful x

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your pen lines on this beautiful no lines card.
Faith
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Brenda said...

That certainly is a beautiful stamp and you have made a beautiful card with it! I love the fine black line, it just makes that pretty flower pop. Great background too! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

That was a great idea to add the fine black lines - it really gave nice definition. And your colouring is beautiful - gorgeous shades. And great splattering.

Viv's Visuals said...

I cannot get on with no line watercolouring at all Loll! This is a gorgeous stamp and love this card (as always!) x

Ina G said...

Sooooooooooooooooo beautiful Loll. Stunning watercolouring. Soft and subtle. The fine black lines really made the difference.

Quillish said...

This is super gorgeous.. those colours are so pretty. No line watercolouring is in my to do list.

Bonnie said...

This rose is beautiful, Loll! I love the fine sketched lines that show the petals and the crisp sentiment! So pretty.....

Patti said...

OMGosh Loll! this card just makes me say ooooh! so soft and dreamy. Beautifully done!!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Loll...I LOVE your beautifully watercolored flower and lining with a fine liner. Your splatters add wonderful texture too. I have this flower on my wishlist because of Susan and now because of you, my friend. Hugs..

Darnell said...

Oh, ladies, if you could only see this card in person, the way I've been privileged to do! It is even more gorgeous! Lolly, in addition to the sensational painting, you did a professional and fabulous job with the black lines and the splattering! Thank you again!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan Arseneault-Richard said...

Such a beautiful card. I love how the black lines define the petals but it is still looks soft and delicate.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! The stamp itself is lovely but your watercoloring and splattering (with masking?) make the rose look fantastic! Love that you added the fine black outlines. They did give a nice definition. Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

The black lines look like they are part of the stamp and perfectly done. The watercolor is pretty and you do splatters so well.

Anita in France said...

Soft, artsy and so very pretty, Loll ... the sketchy outlining is perfect with the style of that lovely bloom! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card, Loll. Love the splatters and your beautiful colouring. xx

Bobby said...

So lovely, Loll.

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Your crafting get together with Susan and Christine was well worth it Loll, as you have made the best use of this beautiful rose stamp and the watercolouring is brilliant. x

Karen D. said...

so beautiful and elegant...well done.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

Your rose has such beautiful colors, I love how they penetrate, creating a final effect. Delicate spotting of the background adds even more attention to the card.
BożenA xoxo