Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Watercolour Flowers


I've been channelling my inner Heather Telford after watching this video tutorial.  Heather's cards are stunning and it was great to watch the step-by-step process.  So here's my attempt.  I applied a wash of Canteloupe and New Sprout, then before it dried, stamped the flowers in Elderberry which spread into the wash.  When it was almost dry I re-stamped the flowers in Elderberry and Olive Grove.  It spread slightly in the damper parts and stayed crisp on the drier parts.

I'm entering this into Runway Inspired Challenge:



Really?  Well, yes.  The purple, the flowers, the linework of the flowers, the pale gold, the hint of blue, and the black diagonal line of the gloves.  (Is it just me or do those gloves make her hands look like hooves?)

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Shirley! it turned out perfectly and I have that stamp too… I might just have a go myself!!!

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  2. This is stunning! It looks like it should be framed art. I'm off to check out that tutorial, thanks for linking to it.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  3. This is so pretty :) love the colors in this layout

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  4. Tee-hee, hooves ... yep, spot on, Shirley! Your card is simply stunning ... so beautiful ... the black corner's really cool! Anita :)

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  5. Beautiful watercolour - I love the flowers and the background!

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  6. This is so soft and pretty! I'm trying to figure out which brand of inks you used, the names don't sound familiar to me. I like the names a lot though!

    Thanks for visiting my blog (it was a while back...I apologize for the delay!) for the Moxie Fab hop. I really appreciate it!

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  7. OK, this has to be said : it's perfect!

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  8. Great card Shirley, totally amazing! I've just spotted your icon over at Winnie and Walter. I'm loving their script stamps, Jo x

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  9. What an awesome take on the inspiration - and yes, I think her hands do look like hooves. LOL That watercolor technique is gorgeous - I'll be checking that video out for myself!!

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  10. I just watched that same tutorial yesterday and am thinking I should give it a go... Am always panicking when using water though! :) Beautiful card, the flower stamp is very pretty and the technique worked perfectly.

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  11. Gorgeous card Shirley. Thanks for the tips. Loll xx

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  12. Beautiful watercolouring Shirley, absolutely stunning! Must try that double stamping technique too...looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  13. I apologize...I've really gotten behind ~ This is such a gorgeous card, Shirley! Beautiful watercoloring, and I love the color palette! What a lovely work of art!

    And, I agree...those gloves make her hands look like hooves!

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  14. This is so BEAUTIFUL Shirley!!! Love the watercolor effect :)

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  15. What a great card and unusual take on the challenge.
    Gonna have to watch that video and try it myself.

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