Thursday, 1 May 2014

One Layer Flowers


I've been sloshing Distress Inks around again, this time on a one layer card.  I'm trying to use colour combinations that I wouldn't think to use (or that I think wouldn't work together) and I'm getting some surprisingly nice results.  For this card I used Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans, Pine Needles and Forest Moss.  I start with a very wet brush loaded with Shaded Lilac, then without cleaning the brush,  I pick up some of Faded Jeans.  When it's half-dry, I drop in a bit more of the Faded Jeans.  Then I did the same with the leaves: Pine Needles first, then Forest Moss (that was the surprising bit, I didn't think those two colours would work together but I like the effect).

I'm entering this into the new One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Fabulous Flowers;


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


And Colour Me... Creative - use up to 5 colours of your choice.


24 comments:

  1. Your flowers are so pretty both the colours you chose and the loose translucent watercolour style.
    Heather T

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  2. Awesome watercoloring, Shirley! Isn't it wonderful whenever you try colors you wouldn't think would work and you come up with beautiful results?

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  3. Your water color experimenting is producing great results. I love this card.

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  4. Shirley "van Gogh" ... you've done it again! Another artistic masterpiece created by sploshing around some experimental colors...which really did splosh together beautifully! Love the tidy design!

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  5. This is lovely. I love the blue tones.

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  6. This is gorgeous. Love the watercolor flowers and the CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

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  7. Love your 'sloshy' design! TFS!

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  8. Saw your card in the gallery. VERY nice stamps, colors and design. I like the outside the lines watercoloring. :)

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  9. I am staring!! This is so beautiful Shirley!
    I love the clean lined flowers and your amazing ink touch of color!!

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  10. Beautiful card. The simple elegance is very appealing. I'll have to give this a try :)

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  11. So beautiful! Love the look of the watercolours! So glad you joined us at OLS!

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  12. Just keep on 'sloshing' Shirley, your watercolouring is simply outstanding! Jo x

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  13. I have done slosh coloring and have to admit it is fun. You are certainly good at it. you will have me trying it again yet.

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  14. Sloshing - another thing I have to explore - your blog is just a treasure chest for inspirations! Great card!

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  15. This has gone to the top of my list of favorite Shirley cards, Shirley! Such gorgeous images, so beautifully and delicately sloshed with perfectly balanced colour ... sigh ... blissful! Anita :)

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  16. Gorgeous! You got a great result with your distress inks.

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  17. What a great card, I really like it.

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  18. Watercolour WONDERFUL!!! This is just stunning :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week, we sure hope we will see you again soon!!!

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  19. absolutely gorgeous!! love the soft colors... thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

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  20. I'm hopelessly behind on my visiting. I just saw this over at OLS and fell in love with it! Amazing wc work, Shirley!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. I love your cards so much mf.
    Can you plse tell me what flower stamp this is? Love the purity and the look.
    thanks and hugs.

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  22. love this. those colors are gorgeous

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