Saturday, 27 September 2014

More Watercolour Poppies


I've been watching YouTube on watercolour painting again, more freestyle.  No pre-sketching, just slosh some water straight onto the paper and drop some colour in, lift some off, scrape some around, add some more, great fun!  Here's the link to the video that inspired me to have a go at these two cards.  Nowhere near up to Mitsib's standard, but I'm happy with these first attempts.

I'm entering the first one into The Card Concept.  I've been dithering about entering because it doesn't quite fit any of the styles (again!).  The nearest is probably freestyle.


I'm also entering it into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


I wanted to play along with A Sprinkle of Imagination where they have a colour challenge, so I made another card using purple, although it looks more like puce once it's dried. but it's as near as I could get.



Which one do you like?

32 comments:

  1. AHH! I am SOO Happy you entered this into the Card Concept Challenge!!!
    These are TOO LOVELY for words Shirley:)
    Thanks for the link to the video how to...I will give it a go as well.
    Looks like FUN!

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  2. Wow! Your freestyle watercolour is amazing, Shirley!

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  3. Really gorgeous cards, Shirley! I can't even choose a favorite...they're both so beautiful!

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  4. Wow! These are beautiful Shirley, TFS the video link too, Cathy x

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  5. So very beautiful and freestyle Wowser, these are winners

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  6. Fabulous!! Love the easy relaxed result, you made a brilliant card with your water colouring :D xx

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  7. OMG! Amazing!! Absolute beautiful vivid colored flowers!!

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  8. Oh, man, do I have to make a choice? I checked out the video and can't believe how easy she makes it look. Somehow I think it's not that easy and if this is your first try, you don't need any more practice. Both are GORGEOUS!

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  9. Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! Wish I had your talent Shirley!

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  10. I agree with Laura Jane - AHHH!!!!
    So so Stunning!

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  11. You are so talented. I like the composition on the red, the card design on the purple. You asked!

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  12. Simply stunning! I love both but would choose the classic red poppies.
    Elaine

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  13. Wow Shirley - your cards look amazing - you are so talented! I just love them both - hugs xx

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  14. Umm ... which ONE do I like?? Let me get my breath back, Shirley ... there, that's better. I LOVE them both ... they are a joy to behold ... and need to be framed and on a wall! Anita :)

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  15. Can I just say it? WOW! Keep it coming, Shirley. Can't wait to see 3rd and beyond. These are gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous. Simply stunning. You are so talented.

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  17. Wow--beautiful water-coloring! I really love the Card Concept card!

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  18. Oh My Goodness! Superb!! These are work of art!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept! - xoxo Yoonsun Hur

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  19. STUNNING watercolouring... I tried painting poppies yesterday.. well, more practice needed :) Thanks for the tip, I will watch the video.
    Your cards are so amazing! Just frame them and put them up! :)
    Ingrid xx

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  20. I haven't seen the video yet but these are quite amazing, what an artist you are!! My fave is the red poppies.... beautiful :0)

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  21. Simply stunning...oh my gosh. I can't get over how beautiful this card is! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept.

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  22. WOW!!! are you kidding me!?! freestyle? YOU ROCK!!! these are gorgeous!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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  23. You have crossed the line from stamper to watercolor artist, Shirley. Both of these are worthy of framing.

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  24. Both are beautiful though the colours on the second card win my heart.

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  25. Too amazing for words!! I want the top one!!!!!!!

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  26. Seriously stunning work, Shirley! Wow...I am in awe!

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  27. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both Shirley!

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  28. OMG Shirley, these are stunning.
    loving the first one.

    I can imagine these in a little art gallery somewhere.

    Love Sheila x

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  29. Following on from the last post....of course there's sloshing as well! Stunning, this is just STUNNING Shirley, love it, you are very talented! Ruth xx

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  30. I love both, they are absolutely awesome!

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