Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Well this card took on a life of its own!  The idea was to do some kind of watercolour effect for the Fusion challenge, based on Lesley's photo inspiration:

I made several aborted attempts, using Paper Smooches Bold Blooms and distress inks onto watercolour paper.  Bin.  Tried again and spritzed with water.  Bin.  One final attempt, leaving out the greens for the leaves.  Drenched it in spritz and let the colours run down.  Almost hit the bin, then I thought I'd stamp some line images over the top to see what it looked like.  Nothing like what was in my head at the start, but it's growing on me.  I added a strip of decorative tape across the bottom - which may or may not be Prima.

I love watercolour images, particularly flowers, and I still want to be a watercolourist when I grow up.  I have much to learn, grasshopper!

The large flower stamp is from Funstamps and the two smaller ones are Studio G.


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm loving the watercolor wash!

  2. That wash is awesome, Shirley, picks up the soft, watery look on the inspiration picture beautifully! Had a chuckle at 'when I grow up' ... wonder if we'll always be like that?! Anita :)

  3. Glad this one didn't go in the bin because it's really pretty. I'm glad you hung in there and kept trying. Thanks for joining us at Fusion.

  4. Wow, that's creative evolution for you.... I'm loving the end result, good job you kept with it :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Gorgeous watercolour Shirley! So glad you joined in the fun experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)